Fraser Nelson Fraser Nelson

Quote, misquote

Bless. Dennis MacShane says Brown could not possibly be have used a false quote in his leadership speech. In his write-up of Brown’s speech for Comment Is Free, the ex-Europe minister has this to say:

Brown sought to take the battle to the Conservatives. Did George Osborne really say that in the midst of a financial crisis “it’s a function of financial markets that people make loads of money out of the misery of others”? Brown quoted the shadow chancellor, and a prime minister has to be hyper-accurate in what he says, so this extraordinary quote from Osborne should be more...

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