London, Feb. 25 (ANI): In a showdown with his predecessor Tony Blair, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown repeatedly shouted "you ruined my life," and the episode led to Blair's departure from 10 Downing Street, according to an upcoming book.
Later, Blair described the encounter as "ghastly" and "terrible", The Times quoted from leaked extracts of Andrew Rawnsley's new book, which claims that Brown was implicated in the 2006 coup attempt to topple his predecessor.
The reports of the alleged confrontation surfaced at a time when Brown's relationship with his most senior Civil Service and political colleagues has come under renewed scrutiny.
Sir Gus O'Donnell, the Cabinet Secretary, said that he repeatedly spoke to Brown about how to get the best out of his civil servants.
Meanwhile, Brown held clear-the-air talks in private with Alistair Darling before denying in public that he had ever sanctioned hostile press briefings against his Chancellor. (ANI)