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Mandelson describes Cabinet after coup attempt

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Business Secretary Lord Mandelson has described the atmosphere at the first Cabinet meeting since Geoff Hoon and Patricia Hewitt suggested a ballot on Gordon Brown's leadership.

Former minister Geoff Hoon has admitted his push for a secret ballot on Gordon Brown's leadership "is over", after it failed to gather support.

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