There’s a very interesting article in The Times about PM Brown’s way of working.
And while the rest of the Civil Service may just be stirring at 6.30am, the Prime Minister has been up for up to an hour [...] His weapon of choice is the mobile phone, which will ring from 6.30am, with the bright-eyed, perky Prime Minister demanding papers, discussing strategy and even asking for feedback. “You can literally hear the spoon going into the cornflakes as he’s talking,” one member of the Government who has received the early call said. [...] “If you float an idea, he will ask you to write a policy paper on it and he’ll keep phoning you until you’ve written it. It’s absolutely nonstop.”