Darling Favourite to Succeed Brown

Cynical punters make Alistair Darling 3/1 favourite to succeed Brown as Chancellor. Guido thinks they are right – why else would he so emphatically broadcast his Dunfermline mea culpa, “I alone take full responsibility”. Modern politicians so rarely take the blame for screwing up. Darling must expect his reward to come from Brown when the regime changes.

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Speaking at the Salzburg Summit on the Brexit negotiations, Juncker revealed:

“No decision will be taken here. Whenever the Commission is too flexible things are going wrong.”


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