Brown and Cameron share the same platform

AN embarrassing face-to-face encounter in Paddington Station was narrowly missed by Gordon Brown and David Cameron last week. The Prime Minister and the Tory leader were both on the campaign trail when they almost bumped into each other while boarding the

AN embarrassing face-to-face encounter in Paddington Station was narrowly missed by Gordon Brown and David Cameron last week.

The Prime Minister and the Tory leader were both on the campaign trail when they almost bumped into each

other while boarding the train to Wales.

Accompanied by his entourage, Brown swept past without even realising that his opposite number was there posing for photographers before boarding the train.

Cameron was on his way to spend the day at a Citizens Advice Bureau in Cardiff, capitalising on criticism of Labour's scrapping of the 10p tax band.

Brown was off to make a tour of Swansea University life sciences institute with just one photographer and one reporter allowed to accompany him to document the visit.

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Cameron later laughed off the chance encounter. "You expect one party leader and them suddenly two turn up at once - a bit like buses," he said.

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