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Newsnight Review - Friday, 11 May, 2007

  • Newsnight
  • 11 May 07, 06:00 PM

jindabyne203.jpgThe panel discuss:

The film Jindabyne; Don DeLillo's latest Falling Man; Vernon God Little at the Young Vic Theatre; and BBC Three's Gavin and Stacey.

Comment on the programme here and let us know if you agree with the views of Paul Morley, Germaine Greer, Lionel Shriver, Kwame Kwei-Armah

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Friday, 11 May, 2007

  • Newsnight
  • 11 May 07, 05:02 PM

From Kirsty Wark, Newsnight Presenter.

leadershipbrown203.jpgHow quickly the caravan moves on. Tony Blair may still be at Number Ten but he is yesterday's PM.

Today Gordon Brown travelled around a series of English marginal constituencies launching his leadership campaign .

His cry is "new ideas for a new time", and Michael Crick has been watching him all day on his slightly shambolic tour, divining what will both be the substance of his almost inevitable leadership, and how the style will differ from Tony Blair.

Gordon Brown has told Newsnight he wants a government of all the talents. Might there be a signal that he is planning a revolutionary move?

And how would Gordon Brown signal a change of direction while sticking to the New Labour path?

We look at his biggest challenges at home and abroad. The Chancellor says he wants to lead a government "humble enough to know its place"

But is the Chancellor himself humble enough? Newsnight's specially commissioned poll suggests not.

He is seen as more arrogant and less in touch with voters than Tony Blair and David Cameron, scoring 30% to the prime minister's 34% and David Cameron's 40% of the vote.

When the 1,001 people polled were asked whther he was trustworthy, less than a third replied yes for Gordon Brown, who is on 31%, compared with 38% for the Tory leader and 41% for the Liberal Democrat leader.

We hope to be joined by a leading member of the Brown campaign team. And we'll bring together our Newsnight political panel, Danny Finkelstein, Olly Grender and Peter Hyman to read the runes .

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