Gordon Brown


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Gordon Brown

A British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2007 to 2010. A historian and political scientist by training, he was elected to Parliament in 1983. In 1997, he became Chancellor of the Exchequer. As Chancellor, he gave the Bank of England control of monetary policy independent of government influence and adjusted tax rates according to inflation rather than earnings. As Prime Minister, he bailed out British banks during the late 2000s recession. The recession resulted in a significant increase in Britain's national debt.
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Indeed, Gordon Brown is on record as admitting he made a "big mistake" over the handling of financial regulations in the run up to the banking crisis of 2008.
I HAVE always believed Gordon Brown cared deeply about the British people.
The Governor said that Gordon Brown had appreciated the performance and commitment of the democratically elected government of Pakistan for achieving literacy targets, besides doubling the education budget.
Gordon Brown with heads of UN agencies including UNICEF, UNESCO, UNFPA, as well as bilateral and multilateral entities such as USAID, AUSAID, DFID, World Bank, European Commission, and NGOs engaged in promotion of education.
A spokesman for the company said: "We note the allegations made today concerning the reporting of matters relating to Gordon Brown.
Sir Fred Goodwin was recommended for a knighthood on the specific advice of Gordon Brown.
Would this be the same Gordon Brown whose Labour government left us with a record-setting and crippling level of public borrowing?
Gordon Brown would do better if he ordered all out troops back home and forgot Tony Blair.
The Conservative candidate accuses Gordon Brown of bankrupting the country, but he needs to get his facts straight.
Gordon Brown showed no sign of resentment at being goaded by some of the over personal questions that Piers Morgan put to him.
The head of news for Red Dragon FM was talking to Gordon Brown during a question and answer session at the Millennium Stadium in July when the subject of keeping fit and running came up.
Gordon Brown, 70, a retired businessman of Liverpool, said: "I've got no time for the guy.