The Spectator

The Downing Street divide

The Downing Street divide
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This front page story in The Guardian about the Blair Brown relationship is essential reading for anyone who thinks that the whole Blair Brown feud is something got up and exaggerated by the ‘feral’ media. It has yet more examples of just how dysfunctional the relationship at the very top of the government was and more on Cherie Blair’s dislike of Gordon.

My favourite quote in the article is this one from Brown, relayed by Clare Short, about Blair’s supposed offer to hand over the premiership if Brown would let him take Britain into the euro: “"It's improper and anyway he breaks his word".