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Gordon Brown: Out of Office?

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Jennifer Tracey | 16:37 UK time, Thursday, 31 July 2008

We know the Prime Minister's on holiday at the moment so if you emailed, you'd only get his out of office (probably just temporary, but we won't go there).

But it's been brought to our attention (thank you Randall Evans) that the Prime Minister's email has been 'temporarily suspended for maintenance work' since 23 June.

Number 10 had hoped to 'be back up and running in a few days', but it's been over five weeks now. Randall thinks it's pretty ironic given there's been 'lots of PR about him [being] easy to contact etc'.

Screengrab: Prime Minister Gordon Brown email out of service

I wonder what the problem can be? I did an archive search for how the page used to look, but no luck - the Wayback Machine stopped too soon...

But I did find this from early June 2007...How did Tony Blair find time to respond to all those emails via pen and paper?

Screengrab: Email Prime Minister when Tony Blair held office

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