gordon brown saves his career, for now

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

as david cameron gave the speech of his life during the tory party conference about this time last year to give the tory party a bump in the polls in the uk and indirectly insuring that boris johnson would become mayor of london, gordon brown (aka bashful smurf) gave the speech of his life tuesday during the labour party confference. somehow he achieved the unachieveable. he temporarily developed a personality. no dithering about. he was full of self-confidence and direction. although tony blair was the big personality during the the ‘cool brittania’ phase. hopefully the british remember that as chancellor of the exchequer, gordon brown steered the uk through a highly successful 10 year plus run of the economy. you can watch highlights on the bbc.

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2 comments on “gordon brown saves his career, for now

  1. UK Voter says:

    Gordon Brown inherited a stable economy from the conservatives and benefited from a boost in the economy as a direct consequence of rising house prices and consumer debt. During this period, stealth taxes rose to 3% of national income, equivelent to a rise in direct taxes of 10p in the pound, which he then went on to spend. Of course, this was not enough, so he ised off-balance sheet methods to further boost spending in the form of PFI’s. This legacy has to be paid for.

    Gordon Brown may have been chancellor, but he was an observer, not an instigator of our ‘success’. My opinion of course and I am sure there will be many that disagree, but I believe the facts speak for themselves.

  2. thekrays says:

    thank you for the information. i’ll do a bit of digging and try to revisit this topic at a later date.

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