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Is Gordon Brown feeling the pressure?

At the World Economic Forum this weekend Gordon Brown found himself in a number of very difficult situations where he was being asked to clarify the UK situation in the eyes of the UK government against that of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The situation was made worse by the fact that opposition leader David Cameron was also in attendance and more than happy to "stick the knife in" when the UK Prime Minister was already struggling.

There are those pointing to Gordon Brown's denial of the IMF forecasts for the UK economy (a 2.8% contraction in 2009) against the fact that only months ago he was quoting the IMF when defending his thoughts and plans for the UK at the time. It would appear that now the figures do not suit his needs he is trying to downplay this serious knock back for the UK government. Claims that countries such as Germany, Japan and Italy are in the same situation and have experienced similar forecasts from the IMF have so far failed to deflect the general consensus that the UK economy is one of the weakest in the developed world at the moment.

Gordon Brown can expect much of the same when he returns to the Houses of Parliament this week where a number of serious issues have arisen over the last few days as well as yet more criticism of his inflated spending to try and refloat the UK economy.

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