<a href="http://agrice.livejournal.com/1154.html">Andrew Grice: Brown tries to defuse VAT bombshell</a>

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A very lively session of Prime Minister's Questions today. Gordon Brown's performances these days are so confident that he genuinely looks as if he is enjoying it. I'm sure he isn't, but perception is all. Lord Mandelson, his new coach, looked down approvingly on the chamber from the gallery where peers and MPs sit.