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British PM Ponders Reality TV Offer


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LONDON (AP) — Bruised at the ballot box and savaged by critics in his own ranks, Britain's beleaguered Prime Minister Gordon Brown attempted a political fightback Wednesday — outlining a raft of new policies and pondering a surprising proposal to become a reality television star.

The taciturn Scot led his party to their worst municipal election defeats in 40 years earlier this month and has seen his reputation for economic competence crumble over the credit crunch and bungled tax changes.

With a possible defeat in a special election next week for a House of Commons seat, and emotive parliamentary battles over terror laws, abortion and stem cell research pending, one governing Labour lawmaker has suggested Brown is likely to be deposed soon.

Brown used a speech Wednesday to preview his legislative program for next year, seeking to build new political momentum, one day after Treasury chief Alistair Darling pledged new help for low- and middle-income workers.

The leader won a rare cheer from his own ranks as he unveiled plans for greater protection for savers when banks fail, an extension of the number of apprenticeships in Britain, and an offer of better working rights for temporary, or agency, workers.

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After reading this, it's seems the political climate in GB is in a state of flux at this time. Alot going on. At least he has an offer on the table and has some kind of employment to look forward to. What will they think of next.

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Hmmm... the article contains no information about this "reality TV" offer... what a shame.

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If they could get Gordon Brown AND Cherie Blair...now that would be worth watching...

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Hmmm... the article contains no information about this "reality TV" offer... what a shame.

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I noticed that it was very vague about that. I had to read it twice to gleen any mention [after the opening paragraph] of the offer. The only other mention of it is mid-way in the article.

But the ex-Treasury chief, who replaced Tony Blair as prime minister in June, also could be looking to Donald Trump for new inspiration — weighing an unlikely charm blitz centered on an "Apprentice"-style TV show for young would-be lawmakers.

The plan was disclosed Tuesday when Communities Secretary Hazel Blears left a document on view as she left a Cabinet meeting. Photographs of the paper published by British media showed that it listed details of a planned British Broadcasting Corp. TV program called "Junior P.M."

The note said the show would be "a golden opportunity" for Brown to ditch his sometimes glum image.

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OMG.. there could be a shred of truth to it.

According to this article, the proposed show (by the BBC) is an Apprentice-type program called "Junior PM", with members of the public vying to prove their abilities as a future PM.

Oh dear :(

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According to this article, the proposed show (by the BBC) is an Apprentice-type program called "Junior PM", with members of the public vying to prove their abilities as a future PM.

TV really is going to the dogs... :no:

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OMG.. there could be a shred of truth to it.

According to this article, the proposed show (by the BBC) is an Apprentice-type program called "Junior PM", with members of the public vying to prove their abilities as a future PM.

Oh dear :(

Meow Purr.

Weelll, this could be your chance to become PM. You would make a fine PM IMO, that is if you could get used to being under a mircoscope 24/7.

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