Gordon Brown to appoint ‘fixer’ to revive plummeting ratingsDecember 27th, 2007 - 3:10 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec.27 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is reportedly planning to appoint a fixer to revive his plummeting ratings.
According to The Independent, the fixer would be tasked with the responsibility of disciplining the Prime Minister’s Office.
He or she would act as the senior point of contact between Brown and Whitehall departments. The appointee would also liase with senior Labour figures within the House of Commons and the party.
The intention would be to provide an early warning system for problems that could harm the Government, or he Prime Minister.
The planned appointment suggests that Brown relies too heavily on a handful of key lieutenants and finds it hard to delegate some decisions.
The front-runner for the job is understood to be Wilf Stevenson, the director of the Smith Institute think-tank, who is a close friend of Browns. (ANI)
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