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Paul Vallely: Another tear in the fabric of trust

Mr Brown has given political cynics fresh ammunition

There was one huge unanswered question in all the political to-ing and fro-ing this week over the consequences of Gordon Brown’s election-that-never-was. What most of the political commentators focused on was the question of what damage has been done to the reputation of the new Prime Minister. Did he dither or bottle it? Are the Tories now in the ascendant? Or was it not a matter of courage, but of sensible political calculation that will soon be forgotten, as events blow the news agenda ...

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Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 18:59
@steveLIVS @RhodesWriter @c_of_e It wasn't our data, it was a survey by the British Election Study. HS

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 15:25
Giving in @c_of_e up to £1 billion. But number of givers falling http://t.co/XTRi469vxv http://t.co/DZOtKmFWHH