James Forsyth

Another day, same bad story for Brown

Another day, same bad story for Brown
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Every day now brings another set of bad headlines for Gordon Brown. Today, there’s that dire poll in the FT--which Pete mentioned, the news that a cabinet minster told Nick Robinson that "the danger we face is that we are just too damaged to recover”, and a whole slew of columns laying into the Prime Minister.

There is, as Jackie Ashley argues, an element of piling on in this coverage. But there’s definitely a feeling in Westminster that there’s blood in the water. Brown desperately needs to change the story but he’s lost control of the news agenda. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, May 1st is his best—and perhaps only chance—to once more become master of his fate.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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