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Did Gordon Brown mention the word depression?

Prime minister's question time today was a very lively affair with David Cameron attacking Gordon Brown on a number of fronts, although most notably his quote "British jobs for British workers". While he very much got the upper hand on the Prime Minister it would appear that Gordon Brown may have made a serious gaffe which could also come back to haunt him. So what exactly did he say?

When commenting about the UK recession and the worldwide recession he was heard to mutter words "UK depression" before correcting himself to "UK recession". As you might expect the opposition political parties were very quick to pick up on this issue and suggest that Gordon Brown is aware the UK economy is heading into a depression but has yet to formally admit this in public.

As soon as Gordon Brown left the House of Commons his representatives were quick to confirm that this was a "slip of the tongue" and the prime minster had no intention of using the word depression. The news channels across the UK, and in other parts of the world, have picked up on his comment and he will receive a serious grilling over the next few days from journalists and Labour MPs alike.

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