James Forsyth

Brown’s search for opinions

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Ben Brogan flags up a hilarious, and worrying, stat from the FT this morning. Only 71 people responded to the government’s online consultation on the Queen’s speech. The FT also reveals that a government paid for regional road-show event cost more than £50,000. If Gordon Brown really wanted to know what the public thought of his plans wouldn’t it be simpler just to hold an election?

Written byJames Forsyth

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

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