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Brown in the Dumps

U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown has lost three members of his Cabinet in three days, adding to a heap of political casualties that originally grew out of an expense claims scandal. The latest dropout, James Purnell, has called on his former boss to “stand aside to give our party a fighting chance. … “

BBC:

[Purnell] wrote: “I now believe your continued leadership makes a Conservative victory more, not less likely. That would be disastrous for our country.”

He added: “I am therefore calling on you to stand aside to give our party a fighting chance of winning. As such I am resigning from government.”

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