Spot The Difference: Gordon Brown Meets His Match In Ukrainian President Yushchenko

LONDON, UK -- One is a veteran political bruiser who has stayed a step ahead of the assassins. The other is Gordon Brown. When the Prime Minister and Ukrainian leader Viktor Yuschenko emerged from a Downing Street meeting yesterday, they could easily have been mistaken for twins.

The resemblance is astonishing.

Such was the similarity in their suits, build and demeanour it brought suggestions of an astonishing advance in the science of cloning.

Here the Daily Mail takes a sideways look at the two leaders.

The pair had committed the ultimate sartorial gaffe and had managed to get dressed in what appeared to be identical clothes.

One can only guess whether the two political powerhouses had a meeting of minds, but there was certainly a union in the style-stakes.

Recently the Prime Minister has been attempting to revamp his image.

Mr Brown made an extraordinary appearance on U.S. talent show American Idol last month.

The move came just days after hiring an advisor solely to look after his image.

He recorded a special message for the hit programme, but fortunately, Mr Brown was not showcasing his vocal talents.

He was instead making a charity appeal about the fight against malaria.

This morning, Mr Brown's reputation was left dented again when he admitted during an interview that he was "probably" the best person to lead the country.

The Prime Minister stumbled his way through a tough interview with Radio 4's John Humphrys.

Asked if he was the best man to lead the country, Mr Brown paused before saying: "Yes... probably."

But he admitted there were "others" who would be able to do his job, before insisting that his experience as chancellor would help him lead Britain away from a looming recession.

The Prime Minister was also interviewed on Sky News as he attempted to re-launch his premiership in the wake of disappointing local election results last week and his U-turn over the 10p tax revolt.

Source: Daily Mail

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