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As one prime minister resigns, Gordon Brown should be next

Issue No. 2117

When the prime minister came to power, displacing an unpopular predecessor who had been forced to resign, many thought he could turn round the fortunes of his party.

But the last few months have seen his popularity ratings plummet as he is hit on all sides by rising inflation, a looming economic downturn and a revitalised opposition gaining on him.

So it’s just as well that Yasuo Fukuda, prime minister of Japan, has abruptly decided to resign. If only his counterpart in Britain would follow his example.

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What We Think
Tue 2 Sep 2008, 18:37 BST
Issue No. 2117
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