A Question Of Character

What are the qualities demanded of a leader? Wisdom? Integrity? Experience? Perhaps. But what really counts may be pubbability — an elusive X factor that makes voters want to share a pint with a politician. And on that front, Gordon Brown — the 56-year-old Scot who is expected to replace Tony Blair as Britain's Prime Minister this summer — has a problem.

"Gordon was the last Cabinet colleague you'd have thought of suggesting a drink with," says Baroness Morris of Yardley, who worked alongside Brown when she was Secretary of State for Education and...

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