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Amol Rajan: What did Brown have for breakfast?

Posted by Eagle Eye
  • Wednesday, 2 December 2009 at 12:47 pm
I agree strongly with Iain Dale and Paul Waugh. This was Brown's best ever PMQ's. I would genuinely like to know from anybody with the inside track what Brown had for breakfast, and why he seemed so much more confident, polished, and cogent today.

I think, as the polls close between now and the election, the revelation that Zac Goldsmith is non-domiciled for tax purposes on some, though far from all, of his wealth will prove an important landmark. It is a wholly unacceptable state of affairs, of course, and reinforces the (false) impression that the Conservative Party is entirely run by, and for the benefit of, very rich men.

That story gave Brown the chance to jest that the Tories looked like they'd dreamt up their inheritance tax policy on the playing fields of Eton (both Cameron and Goldsmith were at Eton, though Goldsmith is nine years younger and their paths never crossed). The efficacy of that line helps show that those who claim the issue of class will play no role in the coming election are myopic.


aardvark11 wrote:
Wednesday, 2 December 2009 at 06:14 pm (UTC)
Brown's best ever PMQ? Well he didn't exactly have a lot to beat did he.
And the saviour of the world seems to think Spain are in the G20. What a plonker!