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Last Updated: Friday, 23 March 2007, 12:38 GMT
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Jon Sopel
Jon Sopel
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Gordon Brown

Hello again...

This week all of Westminster has been sucked inexorably towards the political galaxy that is Gordon Brown.

On Wednesday, the Chancellor surprised almost everyone with a 2p cut in the basic rate of income tax in what will almost certainly be his last budget.

This followed hard on the heels of the astonishing remarks by Lord Turnbull, a former Permanent Secretary at the Treasury, who described Mr Brown as possessing a "sheer Stalinist ruthlessness".

Phew - who'd want to be deputy to a man with a management style like that?

Alan Johnson

Step forward, Alan Johnson, Education Secretary.

The likeable ex-postie turned cabinet minister is one of the front runners in the contest to be Labour's Deputy Leader.

Becky Milligan will be following a day in the life of Mr Johnson.

The cost of health

And next week we will learn if the NHS has balanced its books.

The most recent set of numbers suggest that the NHS overall will be back to black - but at what cost?

Max Cotton will be doing the sums, and I'll talk to Norman Lamb from the Liberal Democrats about their ideas for the health service.

Havin a laugh...

Details of Gerald Scarf and Steve Bell cartoons

And the fun stuff - thank you for all your entries to our cartoon competition - it's yielded a cracking crop, and former editor of Punch, Alan Coren, will join me live to announce the winner.

Plus we'll have those embarrassing election moments in full.

Can anything beat Keith Hill's rock the vote rap?

Find out, on Sunday at 12 noon - hope you put your clocks forward! The roast can wait.

The Politics Show will be off the air after this week but will return on Sunday 15 April 2007... A happy Easter to you all...



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