'Cornered' Brown's 'extraordinary flashes of anger', kicking furniture revealed in book

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London, Feb 11 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's staff suffer from low morale, according to a former Downing Street adviser.

Price, who served as deputy to Tony Blair's communications director Alastair Campbell from 1998-2000, describes in his book a "reign of terror" in which Brown was obsessed with personally controlling every detail of policy and presentation on an hour-by-hour basis.

Although he does not stand up stories of Brown throwing mobile phones around the office, Price quotes one insider as saying his behaviour towards junior staff was unforgivable.

And he adds: "Shouting at staff, jabbing an angry finger, throwing down papers, even kicking the furniture are far more common."

The book, Where Power Lies by Lance Price, quotes unnamed serving and former aides describing the Prime Minister showing extraordinary flashes of anger when events go against him, shouting at staff and kicking the furniture.

The book uses interviews with staff who worked under Brown to build up a picture of Downing Street after he became the Prime Minister in 2007, The Mirror reports. (ANI)

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