Brown 'hurt' and could 'walk away tomorrow'
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown admitted he had been "hurt" by criticism aimed at him and said he could easily "walk away from all of this tomorrow", in an interview published yesterday.
Brown told The Guardian newspaper that he would not be worried if he never saw his Downing Street office again and accepted he was not the communicator he would like to be.
Brown's authority has been shaken by the resignation of several ministers -- some accompanied with sharp personal attacks -- the lawmakers' expenses scandal and a heavy drubbing for his governing Labour Party in recent European Parliament and English local elections.
Though Labour is well behind in the opinion polls with a general election due inside 12 months, Brown insisted he could lead Labour to victory.