29 April 2009

Brown first PM since Callaghan in '78 to lose Opposition debate

Gordon Brown has become the first Prime Minister since James Callaghan was in office back in 1978 to lose an opposition debate vote.
Having failed to build a consensus on MPs' expenses and having riled his own backbenchers in the process, he has suffered the humiliation of being the first premier to lose an opposition day debate in the Commons in 30 years.
James Callaghan was prime minister the last time it happened, in January 1978.
We all know what happened in 1979... 

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