British PM Adds Obama Clip in Bid to Boost Popularity
Brown faces revolt from within his ruling Labour party
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2008 1:00 PM CDT
Labour Party conference delegates watch a screen showing Barack Obama, right, talking to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Gordon Brown sought to capture some of Barack Obama’s political celebrity today, the AP reports, with the embattled British prime minister showing a gathering of his Labour Party old footage of the Illinois senator praising him. Brown faces a slumping economy, and elements within Labour would like to see him replaced by foreign secretary David Miliband.

"Prime Minister Brown has a clear sense, not only how to rebuild the economy for the people of Britain, but also a broader vision of how we all have to work together," said Obama in footage shown before his keynote speech. "Prime Minister Brown has a clear sense, not only how to rebuild the economy for the people of Britain, but also a broader vision of how we all have to work together," Obama said during his July visit to London.