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Gordon Brown’s first 100 days as PM

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Following a smooth resolution of his bitter rivalry with Tony Blair, Mr Brown just had days to settle into his new role before being faced with a series of tests of his leadership.

His first 100 days have been marked by bombing attemps in London and Glasgow, severe floods and a new set of outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease. And as the architect of the UK’s system of banking regulation, he has come under scrutiny following the bank run on Northern Rock.

Mr Brown leapfrogged his opponents in national opinion polls during the summer, leading to heightened speculation he might call an early election.

As Gordon Brown ponders his decision to announce a snap election as soon as next Tuesday, FT.com reviews his first 100 days as Prime Minister.

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