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Gordon Brown: the snowstorm mutiny melts

Publié par Clifford Armion le 01/07/2010

Patrick Wintour, Nicholas Watt and Allegra Stratton

"Gordon Brown was last night hoping he had survived another backbench coup attempt after extracting the most lukewarm statements of support from key cabinet ministers, including the foreign secretary, David Miliband.

"The prime minister fought for several hours yesterday afternoon to shore up his authority, culminating in Miliband - the man seen by many within the party as his potential successor - issuing the most equivocal statement.

"It said: "I am working closely with the prime minister on foreign policy issues and support the re-election campaign for a Labour government that he is leading."

"It came seven hours after two former cabinet ministers, Patricia Hewitt and Geoff Hoon, tried to stir cabinet discontent with Brown's leadership into an open rebellion."

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"Gordon Brown: the snowstorm mutiny melts", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2010. Consulté le 28/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/gordon-brown-the-snowstorm-mutiny-melts