The Spectator

The struggle takes many forms | 7 December 2007

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Nick Robinson has a great little story about when Gordon Brown’s photo shoot with  the fashion photographer David Bailey.

My favourite story of the week comes from the studios of David Bailey where the daddy of all photographers was taking pictures of the PM for the magazine GQ. "Do you use ever use digital instead of film?" asked Brown's right hand woman Sue Nye. "Nah" drawled Bailey "digital's like socialism - it flattens everything out and makes everything the same". Bailey's laughter at his own joke was met, I'm told, by an explanation that that's not really what socialism was…

Well at least the Labour left will be glad to see Team Brown defending socialism.