Brown's tears: Morgan persuades Brown to admit leadership deal


There were more tears in a political interview this weekend as Piers Morgan talked to Prime Minister Gordon Brown about the death of his first child.

The Brown interview is due to be screened on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories on ITV1 next Sunday.

Former Daily Mirror editor Morgan also bagged a scoop in the interview has Brown revealed publicly for the first time that he did make a deal with Tony Blair over the Labour Party leadership.

According to the Mail on Sunday:

He told Mr Morgan he was confident he would succeed John Smith as Labour leader when Mr Smith died in 1994, and was devastated when Mr Blair beat him to the job.

Mr Brown confirmed reports dating back more than 15 years that Mr Blair promised to hand over power to him later if he stood aside for him in that initial contest. But he said the secret pact was not reached at the Granita restaurant in Islington, North London, as has been stated, but was agreed before then.

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