Gordon Brown

Type: Person
Name: Gordon Brown (James Gordon)
Title: Former Prime Minister (JUNE 2007-MAY 2011)
Organization: The Labour Party (United Kingdom)
Date of Birth: 1951-02-20
Place of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland
Nationality: United Kingdom
Fact Sheet: Biography for Gordon Brown
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Yet another missed deficit target for Osborne – public sector pay is to blame

Why can’t the UK government get its deficit down? This issue has been exercising commentators recently, in the light of the latest assessment from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) that George Osborne will once again miss his target for the deficit ... [Published City A.M. - 11 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Why does Ed Balls fall for Osborne’s voodoo economics?

Rising debt shows Tory economic strategy an unmitigated disaster for Britain’s financesTORY efforts to portray George Osborne as an economic miracle worker repairing the damage caused by a public services-obsessed Labour government are increasingly in ... [Published Morning Star Online - 4 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Following Scottish vote, attention in Britain shifts to rights for the English

By ,CHELMSFORD, England — Just a month after the United Kingdom survived a near-death experience when nearly half of Scots voted to secede, the focus of British politics has rapidly shifted to that other hotbed of churning nationalist discontent: Eng ... [Published Washington Post - 12 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

We Mustn't Let PM Annihilate Labour; Madeuthink

Byline: FIONA PARKERED Miliband is right to call the PM's plan for English votes for English laws a "stitch-up" and to boycott talks on devolution.While there may be a case for constitutional reform, Cameron's knee-jerk reaction to the referendum is not ... [Published HighBeam Research - 13 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Headlines that make readers see red

Gordon Strachan, Scotland's head coach, in Warsaw, for the team's European Championship qualifier against Poland, October 2014. Photograph: Adam Jagielak/Your correspondent seems to assume that Patrick Gordon Walker was parachuted in to a safe seat in ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 15 hours ago]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 2 reports

Miliband to sharpen Europe strategy as Cameron hardens line on immigration

The pre-election battle lines over Europe were drawn up on Monday as the Blairite former business minister Pat McFadden was appointed shadow Europe minister and Downing Street confirmed David Cameron would harden his stance on EU immigration before C ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Clegg: Salmond's like a Japanese soldier, fighting on after war ended

Nick Clegg has likened Alex Salmond to a Japanese WW2 soldier fighting in the jungle after the war ended and urged him to "call it a day" on a second referendum and accept the will of the Scottish people.Speaking at his regular Whitehall press conference, ... [Published Herald Scotland - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Ed Miliband’s windfall tax on tobacco to fund the NHS is economically illiterate

The ‘windfall tax’, a concept introduced in the UK by the Blair government, is by definition a one-off seizure of revenue from a profitable industry, to fund an invariably unprofitable but popular project. It has been justified as putting ‘right a bad ... [Published Spectator - Oct 20 2014]
Entities: Tobacco, Ed Miliband, Taxes
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

No vote may yet turn out to be yes

If new powers on employment rights are devolved to Holyrood, the SNP is likely to form the government to use them, says Ewan MowatWITH the Scottish referendum debate still at the forefront of many people’s minds, the implications of a No vote will have ... [Published The Scotsman - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 2 reports

Scotland needs you to finish the job, Gordon Brown

Scotland's hope? Gordon Brown. Photograph: Garry F Mcharg/PAIt has generally been acknowledged that Gordon Brown ( Comment, 18 October ) brought new energy and passion to the no campaign in the final weeks before the referendum. He also persuaded the ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 7 reports

Brown: 'Constitutional crisis in the making'

Gordon Brown has strongly criticised Conservative plans for further Scottish devolution.Speaking in the House of Commons, the former prime minister told MPs that David Cameron was responsible for "a constitutional crisis in the making".Mr Brown said: ... [Published BBC - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 7 reports

Why did nobody question Brown when he made his worthless pledge?

Commentary by G.A.PonsonbyWho would have thought it eh? The promises made by Gordon Brown in the final days of the referendum campaign were not worth the airtime they were given.It's almost hard to believe given the final result, but the Yes campaign ... [Published NewsnetScotland.com - Oct 16 2014]

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Scotland’s main parties to discuss further devo... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 53 mins ago]
Why does Ed Balls fall for Osborne’s voodoo eco... [Published Morning Star Online - 4 hours ago]
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Gets Liberty Medal [Published NBC Philadelphia - 11 hours ago]
Yet another missed deficit target for Osborne –... [Published City A.M. - 11 hours ago]
Following Scottish vote, attention in Britain s... [Published Washington Post - 12 hours ago]
George Kerevan: Labour has to get behind home rule [Published The Scotsman - 12 hours ago]
Rochdale Cab Firm Offers Customers White Driver... [Published International Business Times UK - 13 hours ago]
We Mustn't Let PM Annihilate Labour; Madeuthink [Published HighBeam Research - 13 hours ago]
Headlines that make readers see red [Published Guardian.co.uk - 15 hours ago]
Londoners Diary: Back to school for Labour’s po... [Published London Evening Standard - 16 hours ago]
Grayson Perry’s latest tapestry celebrates mong... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 16 hours ago]
Britain Has Lost Its Moral Compass [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - 19 hours ago]
McConnell: No 'backroom' powers deal [Published BBC - 19 hours ago]
The Strange Rebirth of Conservative England [Published Huffington Post UK - 19 hours ago]
Monitor boss says NHS needs annual inflation-pr... [Published OnMedicanet - 21 hours ago]
Populism and the left: does UKIP matter? Can de... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Oct 21 2014]
Who went where in Labour’s mini-reshuffle? [Published New Statesman - Oct 21 2014]
A blow against privatisation [Published Morning Star Online - Oct 21 2014]
Scots referendum: One town, one month on [Published BBC - Oct 21 2014]
If youre disabled, its not just Lord Freud who ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 20 2014]
Miliband to sharpen Europe strategy as Cameron ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 20 2014]
Miliband to sharpen Europe strategy as Cameron ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 20 2014]
McFadden is shadow Europe minister [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 20 2014]
McFadden is shadow Europe minister [Published Yeovil Express - Oct 20 2014]
NHS needs bigger budget rises to ward off perfe... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 20 2014]
McFadden returns to Labour team [Published BBC - Oct 20 2014]
APC, PDP AND BBOG Campaigner [Published Point Blank News - Oct 20 2014]
Nigel Farage backs Ukip Calypso from Radio 1 DJ... [Published Western Daily Press - Oct 20 2014]
Labour, ISIS and the Students Union [Published British National Party - Oct 20 2014]
Peace, pride, practise [Published The Week - Oct 20 2014]
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Britain Has Lost Its Moral Compass [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - 19 hours ago]
Britain Has Lost Its Moral Compass http://chersonandmolschky.com/2014/10/20/britain-lost-moral-compass/ Leave a reply The suicidal transformation of Britain has led to a week of questionable decisions and declarations, including the support for ...
Conservatives Pull Ahead Of Labour in Scotland,... [Published Breitbart Feed - Oct 20 2014]
The Conservatives have pulled ahead of Labour in Scotland according to a poll by YouGov. The survey puts the Conservatives on 20 percent, Labour on 19 percent with the Liberal Democrats on 9 percent and 'others' including the Scottish National Party ...
Gordon Brown on the case for English votes for ... [Published John Redwood MP - Oct 16 2014]
Gordon Brown has changed his mind on English votes. In the  1980 book ‘The Politics of Nationalism and Devolution’,  (which he co authored with H Drucker)Gordon Brown accepted that on one of his two possible models for  future  devolution (and the one ...
The English do not want England divided up to s... [Published News » Politics - Oct 15 2014]
While Gordon Brown was burbling on in the Commons yesterday about the constitution, and in his usual fashion taking no responsibility whatsoever for the mess he helped cause, a fascinating report was being discussed elsewhere. The Future of England Survey ...
Two Tier Westminster [Published Guy Fawkes' blog - Oct 14 2014]
We have 2 classes of MPs in another sense too: those who do the job day in, day out – and those who only turn up when they want to speak — Gavin Barwell MP (@GavinBarwellMP) October 14, 2014 The back bencher Gordon Brown has spoken. The time limit ...
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Gordon Brown: Britain must honor pledge to gran... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Sep 20 2014]
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