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Watch: This former British prime minister doesn't want to answer any questions

Gordon Brown practically ran away from a journalist wanting to question him about fresh allegations concerning his former special advisor.

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FORMER BRITISH PRIME Minister Gordon Brown was not keen to answer any questions when approached by one journalist inquiring about controversy surrounding his former advisor yesterday.

Brown, who was in No 10 Downing Street between 2007 and 2010, was approached by Telegraph journalist Jon Swaine in the wake of explosive allegations contained in a controversial book by his former advisor Damian McBride.

In the book McBride details a series of smear campaigns he ran against former Labour cabinet ministers in attempt to enhance Brown’s reputation and undermine Ministers and politicians close to ex-prime minister Tony Blair whom Brown always had an uneasy relationship with.

The allegations have rocked the Labour Party which is in the middle of its annual conference this week.

McBride has insisted that the party’s current leader Ed Miliband and shadow chancellor Ed Balls – both former advisors to Brown – did not know about his activities.

But what Brown knew and whether he condemned McBride’s actions is not clear nor was any light shed on the matter after the awkward confrontation in New York as you will see in the video above.

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