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Brown to make backbench speech

Gordon Brown will make his first Commons speech today since losing the election in May. He will insist maintenance on Britain's two new aircraft carriers should be carried out at a Scottish shipyard near his constituency, rather than in France. So what should former Prime Ministers do once they leave office, if indeed they chose to return to the backbenches? Former Cabinet minister Michael Portillo gives his views.

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