James Forsyth

The announcement strategy is back

The announcement strategy is back
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Gordon Brown has never looked comfortable at PMQs but after a poor first few performances he developed a clever strategy of announcing policy during it, for instance on super casinos. This guaranteed that the main news coming out of PMQs was not how well Brown did but the policy he had unveiled.

As Mike Smithson over at Political Betting points out, that strategy appears to have been dusted off after a string of poor performances from the PM at the despatch box. I also expect that foreign leaders who invite Gordon to events starting at noon on Wednesdays will have a very good chance of securing his attendance.

Written byJames Forsyth

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

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