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Sun and darkness

SO GORDON BROWN is jetting off to Idaho next month to talk to the assembled elite of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. At their last convention in Australia, the appearance of Tony Blair sealed the marriage of convenience between Mr Blair and Mr Murdoch. But the invitation to address Mr Murdoch and his minions should make the Chancellor pause for thought. Mr Murdoch is, after all, one of the world's supreme politicians.

His eggs are currently all stacked in the Blair basket. But by making a canny invitation to the Government's leading EMU advocate in the week of The Sun's most virulent attack on Tony Blair's creeping Europhilia, the Prince of Darkness has shown yet again that he is a worthy successor to Machiavelli.