James Forsyth

Brown needs to talk to some new people

Brown needs to talk to some new people
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It wasn’t just the presidential candidates and the president that Gordon Brown met on the DC leg of his trip. Here, via Playbook, are the other folk that he saw:

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown met at the British Ambassador's residence in Washington yesterday with a collection of government, media and advocacy luminaries including David Lane, president and CEO of Bono's ONE Campaign; Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.); Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, the United States Global AIDS Coordinator; Stephen Colecchi of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; economist Gene Sperling; Dina Habib Powell, Director of Global Corporate Engagement at Goldman Sachs; and Microsoft Managing Director of Federal Government Affairs Jack Krumholtz.”

The interesting thing about the list is that all the people on it are the kind of people you would expect Brown to have seen in DC when he was Chancellor--they're development and business types not foreign policy thinkers or grand strategy theorists. Becoming Prime Minister doesn’t appear to have broadened his horizons.   

Written byJames Forsyth

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

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