OPINION: Brown shows deft touch in handling the media

It's the economy, stupid! This may be a well-worn phrase but does anyone believe that this Labour government would be riding so high in the polls if Gordon Brown had not managed the economy so well? With Brown in charge of the Treasury there has been steady growth, low unemployment, low interest rates and low inflation. Some say that it's because Brown has been a lucky chancellor. Others (the Tories) that he inherited a 'golden legacy.' None of that really matters to the voters, who only care about how well off they are.

by CHARLIE WHELAN, charlie.whelan@haynet.com

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