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BrowntheroadblockTory strategists are likely to paint Gordon Brown as the roadblock to reform at the next election – assuming a Brown-Vs-Cameron contest.  Mr Brown has already played important roles in watering down Tony Blair’s NHS and education reforms.  Today’s Independent suggests that Mr Brown is determined to pre-empt that attack.

The Chancellor is reportedly considering embracing a wealth of constitutional reforms that will be set out in a written constitution.

Many – giving parliament the power over Britain going to war, a largely-elected House of Lords, ‘no’ to ID cards and support for reform of the electoral system – seem designed to woo the Liberal Democrats as possible coalition partners.

The Independent also reports that Mr Brown will try to rebut his reputation as a centralising control freak by devolving some powers from central to local government.

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