It seems likely that this weekend’s press coverage will be the high-water mark of goodwill for Gordon Brown: he will have spent several weeks briefing and spinning for the relatively benign coverage he has received.
But glowing, it ain’t. The Sunday Times leader offers as its honeymoon gesture:
"Mr Brown is not much liked by the public or most of his fellow ministers."
Even the Observer’s compliment is backhanded:
Mr Brown is off to a good start. By doggedness, machination, intimidation and persuasion Gordon Brown disposed of rivals and made his premiership inevitable.
If that’s as good as it gets, he’s in trouble ...
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