James Forsyth James Forsyth

A question of priorities

At his press conference this morning, Gordon Brown said that he would reply to David Cameron’s letter about meeting with the civil service in due course. It is an improvement on a spokesman’s answer last weekend that, “The prime minister is in Afghanistan, so it is not top of his list of priorities” But it is still ridiculous and petty that the Prime Minister won’t sign off on these meetings that play an important role in ensuring the smooth transfer of power when the governing party loses an election, something that we can surely all agree is in the national...

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