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PM defends handling of downturn


Gordon Brown has defended the way he has handled the economic downturn.

During an interview on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, Mr Brown said the new year would be "challenging and difficult" and that calling a general election was the furthest thing from his mind.

Reeta Chakrabarti reports


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