Also you may like to read what Gord had to say in the Guardian; I'm sure it's a joke - seriously, in it Brown says:
The sign off is what first made me think it must be a wind-up! There are about 350 comments so far and I am not exaggerating when I say that less than ten are pro New Labour or Gordon (I recall only ONE that was supportive plus a handful of "it would be the same under the Tories" etc.) More bad news elsewhere: Gordon Brown’s one-hour interview with Jeff Randall and the Sky News team on Friday is reported HERE in the Daily Telegraph and titled "The sub-prime minister has led us beyond boom and into bust"
"But let me be clear: this is not the moment to junk the economic policy framework that has secured sustained growth, high employment and low inflation over the past decade. The progressive British model that New Labour has pioneered has been successful
So while we respond to a world that is changing all around us, our values of fairness and social justice remain our guide. Everything we have done since 1997, and everything we do this week in Manchester, is driven by one thing: our united commitment to fair rules, fair chances, and a fair say for all."
"Gordon Brown is the prime minister"
Oh, by the way...a little quote from the past: "I will not allow house prices to get out of control and put at risk the sustainability of the future." He said he was determined that the UK should not return to the "instability, speculation and negative equity" of the 1980s and 1990s....who said that? I know you could stitch up most politicians (in fact most anybody) by quoting what they've said in the past but Brown has lied and spun for over decade and many have been saying it for over a decade....and he's still at it. Do I need to go on?
The speed of decline has been breathtaking…
There’s no contrition, no admission of fallibility, no recognition of blunders – and most certainly no apology. This isn’t clever. It insults the electorate’s intelligence…
...in this week's Spectator: Fraser Nelson and Peter Hoskin revealed the true extent of part of the nation's debt — and Brown’s scandalous manipulation of the Private Finance Initiative (GBP110+ billion)...and don't forget the GBP100 - 150 billion 'raid' on pensions; this isn't even the whole picture: "public borrowing for the first three months of the fiscal year 2008-09 rose to £24.4billion, almost £10billion higher than in the same period last year and the worst figure since records began in 1946." [DT] Gordon Brown, you are indeed, quaint.
"The great debt deceit: how Gordon Brown cooked the nation’s books"...