Brown Out

WHY THINGS LOOK BLEAK FOR LABOUR

Gordon Brown has now been prime minister of Great Britain for two years, but it looks as if he will lose his job at the coming general election, which has to happen by next summer; current polls are pointing to a Conservative Party victory. In 2007 Brown finally realized his ambition when Tony Blair, who had led the Labour Party to three successive victories, stepped down from office, resigned his seat in Parliament, and left British politics with extraordinary rapidity.

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Bernard Bergonzi is the author of A Study in Greene, among many other books of literary criticism.