Instant reaction to Brown’s departure

With a Conservative led coalition government already underway and Gordon Brown releasing his final interview as Prime Minister within the last 2 hours, we thought it would be interesting to look at the instant reaction to his departure.

To begin with, we’ll take a look at reaction on the Guardian online website with nearly 2,000 comments being made on the topic of him leaving office.

The analysis can be seen below, with a number of words being found in context with Gordon Brown, with positive words and negative words being found.

Some negative words can be seen such as ‘Robert Mugabe’, ‘disgrace’, ‘ignoring’, ‘gerrymander’, ‘squatter’, ‘blew’ and ‘cling’.

However some positive words can also be seen, such as ‘dignity’, ‘upholding’ and ‘great’. It is clear to see that the mood is generally negative, although we will track this over the coming days and see if this changes once the dust begins to settle.

It is noticeable that there is a lack of comment on the right wing press, such as The Telegraph, with very few comments being made by the public.


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