<a href="http://johnrentoul.independentminds.livejournal.com/9392.html">John Rentoul: From sofa to open-plan government</a>

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The term sofa government was one of the laziest and least accurate slurs on Tony Blair's prime ministerial style. Now there is a new mythology being created, of the vigour and focus of Gordon Brown's new open-plan war room in No 12 Downing Street. The change, which came in piecemeal after the October reshuffle, is undoubtedly significant.