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Brown fires starting gun in race for Downing St

Publié par carmion le 30/09/2009

Andrew Grice

"Gordon Brown bolstered his position yesterday by unveiling a list of policy announcements aimed at securing Labour a fourth term by winning back voters in Middle England who have deserted the party.

"In a fighting speech to the Labour conference, the Prime Minister positioned Labour as the party of the "mainstream majority" and the "squeezed middle" against a Conservative Party which he claimed stood for the "privileged few".

"In a response to the MPs' expenses scandal, he promised a landmark referendum on scrapping Britain's first-past-the-post system soon after the general election. He announced a personal U-turn by coming out in favour of the alternative vote (AV) system, used in Australia, in which people rank candidates in order of preference." Read on...

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"Brown fires starting gun in race for Downing St", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2009. Consulté le 23/02/2018. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/brown-fires-starting-gun-in-race-for-downing-st