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Brown flies home for vital terror vote

Chancellor Gordon Brown and Foreign Secretary Jack Straw today cut short international visits to return to London and support Tony Blair in this evening's knife-edge vote on anti-terror laws.
Mr Brown spent only minutes in Israel's Ben Gurion Airport in the early hours of the morning before boarding a plane back home after receiving a message from Government Chief Whip Hilary Armstrong.

And the Foreign Office said Mr Straw was flying back early from Moscow, where he was due to take part in EU-Russia talks.