Aside from all the debate about the content of Gordon Brown's latest budget, I'm going to do something very unpopular and bring up his presentation style. Ok, so he has been accused of being brusque and straight talking in the past and we've all nodded in collective disapproval. However, on seeing the new, shiny, slimmer and smilier Brown today, I'm left wanting the old one back. In a leader, you want to know where you stand and today's performance was trying too hard to say "look at me, I'm the Prime Minister elect". Gordon, we liked it how you were. Don't polish it... be yourself.
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