Best of Britain: Reflections

September 30, 2010

This week’s Best of Britain photos involve reflections of the literal as well as the metaphorical.  From an artist’s work consisting of giant upside down mirrors, mourners lining Wootton Bassett, a portrait of pensioners hit by the recent “death bonds” scandal, to Gordon Brown speaking at the Labour Party’s annual conference.

from Africa News blog:

Gordon Brown resurfaces. In Africa

July 24, 2010

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It’s odd to see a once powerful man walk slowly. And odder still to see him sit in the corner of a restaurant nursing a glass of water for more than an hour. But that’s exactly what delegates to an African Union summit in Ugandan capital Kampala saw former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown do on Saturday.

How long can the negotiations go on?

May 11, 2010

It should have been all over now. But no, we’re on day five and no one really seems to know which way things are going to go.

The big rescue package has bought the politicians some time

May 10, 2010

They promised us market meltdown if there was a hung parliament. That was the Conservative pitch before the election.

Gordon Brown will seek deal with LibDems

May 7, 2010

Gordon Brown is clearly looking to form a coalition government with the LibDems. It seems to be a matter of when as everyone waits for the results to come in.

Twitter users still agree with Nick

May 5, 2010

One the eve of the general election, our exclusive Twitter analysis of political sentiment shows that while the latest opinion polls point to a late rally by Gordon Brown’s Labour Party, users of the micro-blogging site still favour Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats over the other two main parties.

from Photographers' Blog:

A break in choreography on the campaign trail

May 4, 2010

On tightly-choreographed campaign trails there aren’t many photo moments that haven’t been carefully planned beforehand by spin doctors, so when Gordon Brown made an impromptu visit to a hair salon in Oldham, there was a ripple of excitement.

Twitter users turn on Brown after “bigot” gaffe

April 29, 2010

We’re still waiting to find out if Gordon Brown’s gaffe in Rochdale yesterday (if you missed it, he called a 66-year-old, lifelong Labour voter a “bigoted woman”) does serious damage to his party’s performance in the opinion polls. What is certain is that it was the first serious blunder of the election campaign and the shockwaves were immediately visible on micro-blogging site Twitter.

“Bigoted woman” brings election to life, but is it nail in Brown’s coffin?

April 28, 2010

brown_rochdaleForget the budget deficit, forget the jobless, forget the recession and forget the spending cuts to come.

Jokes wear thin at ill-tempered Labour event

By Estelle Shirbon
April 27, 2010

MandelsonLabour strategy chief Peter Mandelson berated the media at a press conference this morning for failing to focus on policy. Then he repeatedly side-stepped questions on the most important policy challenge of all: where are the tens of billions of pounds of spending cuts needed to halve the deficit going to come from?