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Ephraim Hardcastle’s column in the Mail today contains this story about the Prime Minister’s tense relationship with the Number 10 staff:

'A switchboard operator rang him back the other day and said they wouldn't put up with being spoken to like that. Brown had to apologise.'

Its appearance is further evidence that it is now open season on stories about Brown’s temper.  

Written byJames Forsyth

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

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