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Wednesday, November 09, 2005
The way he sees it...
The FT has a piece with the snappy headline Fact-finding Middle East trip could help develop Brown's world view.

This takes some believing. I find it hard to imagine that anything has happened in the last fifteen years that could have affected Brown's world view (one meal in Islington apart, you understand). There is an air of assumed infallibility to Brown that the Pope probably envies. So I donĀ“t think the trip to the Middle East was ever going to have much impact upon Britain's apprentice PM.

But anyway the risk of Brown changing his mind about someting has disappeared. No sooner had he kissed the tarmac (tbc) at Ben Gurion airport than he was back on another plane to vote for locking people up - without trial or charge - for three months.
posted by Peter Pigeon @ 1:04 pm  
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