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Jeremy Browne on his upbringing, an unusual encounter with Michael Portillo and why he is staying put in the only liberal party

Jeremy Browne - Some rights reserved by Foreign and Commonwealth OfficeThis month’s Total Politics magazine carries an interview with Jeremy Browne, Lib Dem MP for Taunton and home office minister, by the Conservative MP for Reading East, Rob Wilson. He talks, among other things, about his aspirations for the Liberal Democrats as a true party of government, about his unusual upbringing (he was schooled in both Iran and Zimbabwe) and about why the Liberal Democrats is the party for him.

Here are some excerpts, starting with his time at school and university:

Aged 10, Browne was now at school in Harare with what he described as

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5 Days to Power: could there have been a Lab-Lib Dem deal?

Conservative MP Rob Wilson’s book on the formation of a coalition government in May 2010, 5 Days to Power: The Journey to Coalition Britain, plays up the drama of the events, talking of how “Gordon Brown and David Cameron were both determined to do whatever was necessary to secure the position of Prime Minister” as if the story is one of a cliff-hanging drama which could have gone either way.

Whilst the outcome is certainly significant for British political history, what the book is far less convincing on is that there was really any serious chance of a Labour – …

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  • User AvatarDavid-1 28th May - 6:57pm
    In retrospect, it seems as if the Yes to AV campaign were playing to lose.
  • User Avatarexpats 28th May - 6:44pm
    As a 71 year old I've probably voted Lib(Dem) more times than most....As to why? I find it difficult to pick on any real reason...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 28th May - 6:40pm
    Some conflicting memories in this thread of the AV Referendum. I seem to recall that the main plank of The Conservative campaign was a series...
  • User AvatarTony Dawson 28th May - 6:33pm
    "peter tyzack: , we gave him the job to do, and the 2010 electorate gave him the hand of cards. He played it extremely well,"...
  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 28th May - 6:30pm
    Also, good article in the Spectator covering the main issues and how the SNP's hypocrisy in this is incredible given their previous behaviour. http://www.spectator.co.uk/life/status-anxiety/9541262/nicola-sturgeon-protests-too-much-about-alistair-carmichael/
  • User AvatarTony Dawson 28th May - 6:30pm
    So, which is the more damaging to the Lib Dems? (a) Alistair Campbell's actions (b) Alistair Campbell's subsequent economy with the truth? (c) David Ward's...
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