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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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More interestingly, will the electors of Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath put up with their local MP, a certain James Gordon Brown, constantly batting for the country south of the border while doing zilch for his own?
James Gordon Brown was born on February 20, 1951, and educated at Kirkcaldy High School and Edinburgh University, where at the age of 21 he upset the establishment by winning election to the post of rector.
Not James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, but James Gordon Brown, the Prince of Prudence.
There is something more important at stake here than the national economy: the political future of James Gordon Brown.