Gordon Brown 'shares Nixon's emotional traits'

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It is hardly the most flattering of associations, particularly for a prime minister, but Gordon Brown has been compared rather unfavourably to the disgraced former US president Richard Nixon by the screenwriter who immortalised them both in film.

Peter Morgan, who wrote the film Frost/Nixon and also penned Brown's character in The Deal, noticed shared personality traits between the two men. He says: "They are people who are hard to like, people who have complicated emotional inner landscapes, and somehow have had trouble accessing them.

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