Peter Hoskin

Brown’s misplaced hope

Brown’s misplaced hope
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In his insightful article on Brown and the forthcoming G20 summit, Francis Elliot writes a sentence which should terrify Labour supporters:

"[Gordon Brown] has already decided that his only hope of a comeback in the polls lies with the economy."

Sure, we all know that Team Brown has been putting a lot of hope in a green shoots strategy.  But, as we've pointed out on Coffee House before, there's little reason to believe that an economic recovery will deliver a significant boost for the Government.  If that's all that the PM has, then his situation is looking more hopeless than ever.