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.
Deb Tweedy, HR manager and head of R Gordon Brown's human resources consultancy Hadrian HR, is currently undertaking a three-year programme with | Uorthumbria University to complete a master's in employment law.
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.
Mr Brown's spokeswoman said: "Gordon Brown has now been informed of the scale of intrusion into his family's life.
Sir Fred Goodwin was recommended for a knighthood on the specific advice of Gordon Brown. For around a decade before the crash, Fred was a regular adviser (and friend) to Gordon.
Would this be the same Gordon Brown whose Labour government left us with a record-setting and crippling level of public borrowing?
Gordon Brown: Well I think working with children is so important, so important isn't it.
Finally, it was Gordon Brown who wanted to abolish the 10p tax band thus leaving the poor people paying more tax and the rich people paying less.
I'm sure Gordon Brown is cutting his own throat by asking Tony Blair, a man who started an illegal war and has blood on his hands, to get involved in the next election.
The Conservative candidate accuses Gordon Brown of bankrupting the country, but he needs to get his facts straight.