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Gordon Brown talks to Andrew Marr

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Prime Minister Gordon Brown talks to Andrew Marr about counter-terrorism, the economy and the upcoming general election.

Mr Brown told Andrew Marr that, in the wake of the failed bombing attempt on an airliner headed to Detroit, Yemen was a "failing state" and would be addressed at the same US and UK conference in January.

The prime minister also hoped to appeal to Iran to become part of the "world community", though he did not expect dramatic change within the nation, following popular dissent.

Mr Brown said he was "confident" that the UK economy would do well in the coming year, while the Conservatives had made the "wrong judgement" on the recession.

The prime minister was also asked about his "playing fields of Eton" remark aimed at Leader of the Opposition David Cameron, and replied that the comment was no more than a "joke".

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