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3. Britain in the 20 th century Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister (Labour,  2007 -2010),3. Britain in the 20 th century Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister (Labour, 2007 -2010), and his wife Sarah at Downing Street,

3. Britain in the 20 th century • David Cameron,  British Prime Minister since May3. Britain in the 20 th century • David Cameron, British Prime Minister since May 2010 • (Conservative)

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