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Gordon Brown ordered to ‘curb volcanic temper’ after he was accused of abusing Downing Street staff

Simon Walters
Daily Mail [1]
Sunday, February 21, 2010

Britain’s top civil servant ordered Gordon Brown to ‘curb your volcanic temper’ after complaints that he was abusive to his Downing Street staff, it was revealed last night.

The unprecedented rebuke, delivered by Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O’Donnell, emerged amid explosive disclosures about Mr Brown’s wild and violent outbursts.

The Prime Minister was forced to go on television last night to deny he had physically assaulted his aides as a new book claimed.



The bombshell revelations, some of which were reported by The Mail on Sunday three weeks ago, feature in The End Of The Party, a new book by respected political journalist Andrew Rawnsley.

This newspaper has also uncovered new evidence of Mr Brown’s extraordinary eruptions, including an incident in which he hurled a tirade of foul-mouthed abuse at Bank of England Governor Mervyn King in a stand-up row.

A ranting Mr Brown lashed out at Mr King’s ‘****ing ego’ and accused him of talking ‘****ing bull****’ in a heated confrontation at an economic summit in America.

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