Gordon Brown

Victim lived in fear of stalker ex who contacted her 445 times in a single day

Gordon Brown, 32, of Kilmarnock, left his ex terrified to leave the house without a video camera.<p>A stalker contacted his ex 445 times in one …

Crime

Politicians do better when they act naturally. Just ask Gordon Brown

The former prime minister is once again making us laugh out loud. Presenting a safe public persona, like Kinnock and Miliband did, was off-putting for everybody<p>It was a blast from the past. As the lengthy interview drew to a close there was time for a final word. “What do you want to be your …

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Tony Blair refuses to row back on criticism of Gordon Brown, saying: 'Look, I wrote what I wrote'

Tony Blair has refused to row back on his criticism of Gordon Brown, which saw him describe his former colleague as having "zero" emotional intelligence in his memoirs.<p>It comes as Mr Brown suggested earlier in the week that the former premier "would regret saying that now".<p>In his memoirs, Mr Blair …

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Gordon Brown hardly created a socialist paradise, he just led to more Labour leaders with no answers

"I wanted office not for the title but for the power to move forward progressive goals for the country." With one sentence Gordon Brown tries to …

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Review: My Life, Our Times by Gordon Brown

Labour Party

Britain may stay in EU after Brexit hits 'crisis point', Gordon Brown says

Gordon Brown has suggested the UK could yet remain in the EU if Leave voters realise they are at a "crisis point" in the Brexit negotiations.<p>The …

Brexit

Gordon Brown lauds 'phenomenon' Jeremy Corbyn for restoring faith in Labour

Gordon Brown has praised Jeremy Corbyn for the way he has articulated public anger while setting out his vision for a fairer society.<p>The former prime …

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Former prime minister Gordon Brown calls for global action to end tax haven scandals

Former prime minister Gordon Brown has called for an end to the scandal of tax havens as he launches a global petition urging immediate action.<p>In an …

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BBC Radio 4 - Best of Today, The big Brown interview

It has been a difficult week for Theresa May and her government after dealing with two resignations, Brexit talks, allegations of sexual assault and ministerial gaffes. However, she's not the first prime minister that’s struggled to hold her government together.<p>Former Labour Prime Minister and …

Labour Party

Gordon Brown warns of Brexit 'crisis point'

Former prime minister Gordon Brown has warned that the UK may hit a "crisis point next summer" as the UK edges closer to Brexit and held out the possibility that the UK may not leave the EU.<p>He said that he was not now advocating a second referendum, but suggested that there "may be scope for a …

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My Life, Our Times by Gordon Brown review – knowledge of everything except himself

The former prime minister is miles ahead of anyone currently in office, but still has a haunting ignorance of his own place in the picture<p>Retired politicians are generally more attractive than practising ones. They can no longer do any harm. When falling from the heights of power, it requires an …

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My Life, Our Times by Gordon Brown - review

When Gordon Brown asked me to return from Brussels to join his government in 2008, it was after two decades during which we had veered from being …

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Boom to bust: Gordon Brown’s ‘My Life, Our Times’

Gordon Brown has waited seven years for this moment: the man who admits he never mastered the ability to “sculpt my public image in 140 characters” …

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In full: Gordon Brown on Brexit, Scotland and politicans' shelf life

Watch BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg's full 24-minute interview with former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown, seven years after he left Downing Street.<p>Mr Brown, who has just published a memoir, talks about a possible "game changer" on Brexit, the measures needed to stop Scotland becoming …

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Gordon Brown still hasn’t learned his lesson from Bigotgate

As Gordon Brown’s new memoir, <i>My Life, Our Times</i>, sends mild ripples across the political play pool, the rest of the country tends to its own business. But there’s an episode from Brown’s turbulent spell as Prime Minister that merits revisiting: ‘Bigotgate’. Not only was it the moment that perhaps …

What can we learn about politics from Gordon Brown’s memoir?

He doesn’t rate Corbyn, didn’t like ‘touchy-feely’ politics, and still hates Tony Blair – a roundup of all the hot revelations from the former prime minister’s new book<p>For reasons now lost to me, I read Gordon Brown’s previous book, Beyond the Crash, in which he revealed precisely nothing about …

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Gordon Brown: My Life, Our Times

As the longest serving Chancellor of the Exchequer in modern times (1997-2007) and Prime Minister of the UK between 2007 and 2010, Gordon Brown has …

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World Politics

Don’t be too hard on Gordon Brown

The former prime minister is certainly flawed, but he is a giant of international politics, writes Phil Murphy<p>I agree with much of Deborah Orr’s column about Gordon Brown (Brown’s fatal flaw? A lack of confidence, 31 October). I knew him when he was a shadow minister and then during the early years …

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Gordon Brown reveals Labour leadership restaurant summit with Tony Blair was a 'rubber-stamping' exercise

The former Prime Minister said 'The Deal' believed to have been struck in London diner Granita was the result of negotiations hammered out weeks …

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Gordon Brown Cries Foul

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is crying foul in his new book, that claims the United States misled the United Kingdom over the case for …

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Gordon Brown book reveals Blair did promise he would step down in second term

Tony Blair promised Gordon Brown he would step down in the second term of being prime minister, in exchange for him withdrawing from the Labour …

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Gordon Brown’s memoirs shed light on Blair’s Granita ‘betrayal’

Tony Blair

Brown: Blair will ‘almost certainly’ be remembered for Iraq war decision

Former prime minister Tony Blair will “almost certainly” be remembered for the Iraq war despite all that he achieved, Gordon Brown has said.<p>Mr Brown, …

Foreign Policy

Gordon Brown can't possibly expect us to believe he's only just realised the Iraq War was a mistake

Britain has never known a more tortured public figure than Gordon Brown. Judging by a snippet from his new book, the torment continues in private.<p>In</i> …

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Gordon Brown predicts Brexit 'crisis point'

<b>Gordon Brown has told BBC News he believes the UK could remain in the EU if Leave voters could be offered a "game-changing" deal next summer.</b><p>The former Labour prime minister told Laura Kuenssberg he was not arguing for a second EU referendum "at this stage".<p>But he predicted a "crisis point", when …

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Gordon Brown’s memoirs show he is good at blowing his own trumpet – but nothing else

The former PM claims his only fault was an inability to seduce the public. Not so...<p>Gordon Brown has pitched his memoirs as the honest confessions of a decent man. He failed to win the one general election he fought, he asserts, due to a personality that was unsuited to an age of Twitter and …

Labour Party

Kilmarnock stalker terrorises Cumnock ex girlfriend and contacts her 445 times in one day

Gordon Brown left Maureen Duncan so terrified that she refused to leave the house without a GoPro video camera.<p>An obsessive stalker who monitored his …

Crime

Gordon Brown says bankers should have been locked up after financial crisis

Gordon Brown has said bankers should have been locked up for their role in the financial crisis.<p>The former Prime Minister has written in his memoir …

Labour Party

Gordon Brown’s tragedy is not his flaws, but his failure to admit them

The former prime minister is less honest than he would like to think, especially when it comes to his own record<p>Gordon Brown is a funny old stick: clever, complicated, full of contradictions. He’s got an autobiography coming out next week, My Life, Our Times, and edited highlights are already in …

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