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Gordon Brown is to stand down from the House of Commons. The Former Chancellor and Prime Minister won’t seek re-election as an MP in May 2015, we learnt last week. Some will remember Brown for his tub-thumping speeches, for his claim to have “saved the world” in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis or for selling much of the UK’s gold reserve at the bottom of the market.

Others might recall his hard-bitten fingernails or cringe-making caught-on-tape condemnation of “that bigoted women” – after a pensioner and lifelong Labour supporter quizzed him on immigration during the 2010 general election campaign.

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