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One of the topics included stations along the Bakerloo line, characters in The Da Vinci Code, and female cabinet members with Gordon Brown. Susan and Gyles came up with the answers Queen's Park, Tessa Jowell and Wendy Alexander. And the pair were ecstatic when it was revealed that one of their ...
“My memory of that party is just Gordon Brown desperately avoiding any eye contact with me. “I'd only have wanted to say hello but I'm sure he was only responding to briefs from people telling him I could warp his mind.” Urquhart Castle with Loch Ness, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom (Image: Getty) ...

Other forms of federalism envision the creation of regional assemblies across England to prevent a single English parliament overshadowing Belfast, ... Fraser said: "In the past we have seen Labour figures like Gordon Brown propose federalism as a desirable option for the UK, but without any detail on ...
But the jobsworths in the UK immigration service didn't start behaving in this way out of spontaneous racism. They were told, from the very top, from ... Gordon Brown, only one year previously, made an infamous speech about “British jobs for British workers” - a phrase formerly used by the BNP. Labour and the British ...
After the defeat of the Labour party in the 2010 UK general election and the resignation of Gordon Brown as prime minister, Jones became the most senior Labour leader in power. Since then one of his missions has been to protect Wales against the impacts of austerity. His government's record in the ...
In 2007, shortly after entering No 10, Gordon Brown vowed to limit the Royal Prerogative under which the prime minister can unilaterally declare war. ... As British prime ministers, haunted by the spectre of Iraq, have become ever more reluctant to commit forces abroad, the debate over war-making powers ...

Almost a century ago, Eglantyne Jebb, who founded Save the Children, said that the only language everybody could understand was the cry of a child. But as today's young people connect, communicate, and assert their rights, their cries are less likely to be tearful pleas for charity than defiant marches ...
Today it will be 30 years since Lord Ashdown became the first leader of a brand new political party whose influence on British politics has been .... By 2010, Labour had become tarnished by the financial crisis and fundamentally weakened by a prime minister in Gordon Brown who was absolutely not up to ...
In an echo of the five tests that Gordon Brown, as chancellor, set in the 1990s to determine whether Britain should join the euro, Mrs May set out five tests for Brexit. These are that it should respect the result of the referendum, which she interprets as taking back control of borders, laws and money; that the ...
It's all very reminiscent of Gordon Brown's five tests for whether or not the United Kingdom should join the Euro: the beauty is that you can see what you want in them. In both cases, the tests ... The second is that Brown knew what he wanted out of his five tests: for Britain not to join the Euro. Theresa May's ...
Indeed it differed only marginally from Gordon Brown's, Ed Balls', or the current Labour leadership's. ... According to the latest data, the UK did not lapse back into recession during the consolidation of the Osborne years, but GDP growth was still extraordinarily weak by comparison with the pace of previous ...
Many Australians who were abused after arriving as unaccompanied child migrants from Britain should be financially compensated by the UK ... Former prime minister Kevin Rudd apologised in 2009 for Australia's role in the program with his British counterpart Gordon Brown following suit a year later.
Three former Prime Ministers put aside their differences today to back the call for a change to organ donor laws. Tory David Cameron joined forces with old Labour foes Tony Blair and Gordon Brown and urged MPs to attend tomorrow's vital vote in a bid to stop hundreds of people dying needlessly each ...
There can though be no doubting Brown's considerable success in making Britain a fairer society. Among achievements listed are tax credits to address child and pensioner poverty, the New Deal on jobs, financed by a windfall tax, the minimum wage, and Sure Start. In addition, he made the Bank of ...
Also agrees to closed-door hearings on Britain's role in the Iraq war. February 2010 - Candid interview for British television revealing Brown's human side airs. Brown talks openly for the first time about the death of his first child, Jennifer Jane, his son Fraser's illness and his relationship with Tony Blair.
The group comprises British citizens who came to the UK from the Commonwealth as children following the Second World War, and whose rights were ... and civil society have been forced to proactively prove that their employees, tenants and service users have the right to be in the United Kingdom”, says ...
Despite ingenious flannel from Dominic Cummings about £350m being the amount which the UK will take back control of, it remains flawed. ... A claim Gordon Brown made to lift Labour spirits in the July 1998 Spending Review, a time before the public spending taps were turned on, when in reality health ...

Britain will pull out of a major foreign policy arrangement as soon as possible after Brexit, Theresa May has announced. The Prime Minister said the UK would not wait until the end of any implementation period to take back full control over areas like defence, aid, diplomacy and peacekeeping. Common ...
What motivated him to chair the Best for Britain campaign to “shift” public opinion was his “dismay” at Government “chaos” – and the “powerful” anger of young ... In 2007 he moved back to London when Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown gave him a seat in the House of Lords and the job of Foreign Office ...
Frantic, frightening but "terrific fun" is how Robert Armstrong looks back at his time as the UK's most powerful civil servant. He's one of five former ... Between them, the five cabinet secretaries who spoke to Sue Cameron for BBC Parliament span over 30 years of British political life. Some issues, though ...
It mutated into a taskforce inside HM Treasury and was eventually rebranded as Partnerships UK. Various executives from big banks appeared on secondment. It was later privatised with the shares sold off to financial institutions including Barclays, HSBC and RBS. For a golden period, Gordon Brown's ...
The problem is compounded because, since Tony Blair left office over a decade ago, no British Prime Minister has defined what that 'special relationship' actually means in today's world. This leaves ... England was the real decider of the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union. And given that it ...
Other Facts:Is blind in his left eye and has lost most of the sight in his right eye, the result of being kicked in the head during a rugby game as a teenager. Daughter Jennifer Jane died of a cerebral hemorrhage, 10 days after she was born prematurely. Timeline:1972-1975 - Youngest ever Rector at the ...
No surprise there, average growth in EU is now double UK growth and their rate of inflation is half our rate. Any one who can recall how it was before we joined the Common Market should recall we constantly had higher inflation and lower growth than the average of those already members of the Common ...
BEIJING — Theresa May on Wednesday joined a succession of British prime ministers who have turned to China for trade, investment and a shot of confidence, while offering Britain as a reliable, competitive base in Europe. But her three-day trip to China, shadowed by uncertainties about Britain's ...
Sally Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Huyton, came to the “Blair Years” class at King's College London yesterday to talk about Tony Blair's inner circle. She was a member of it, as Blair's political secretary in 10 Downing Street, later briefly a minister and then back in No 10 as Director of Government Relations.
The navy had to evacuate 11,300 troops from central Norway, with the eventual loss of 4,396 men. In the fearful words of MP Vernon Bartlett, the German invasion of Britain seemed at this point “almost inevitable”, with foreign troops predicted to land in large numbers on British soil for the first time since ...
The corpse of Carillion lies stricken on the industrial waste ground of the UK. Great British brands like Tarmac and McAlpine have been trashed; tens of thousands of jobs are in danger; thousands of small businesses are owed hundreds of millions by the dead company, causing the danger of a chain of ...
UK ministers must quickly offer post-Brexit financial guarantees to farmers to avoid ending up with “wilderness and a decimated industry”, former Agriculture Minister ... but there is still no sign of it,” Lord Rooker, a minister in the Labour governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, told EURACTIV on Tuesday (16 January).
The answer to that question can be traced to one of Gordon Brown's most resilient legacies – a deeply-rooted, all-party consensus on Britain's role in international development. First as Chancellor and then as Prime Minister, Brown established the UK as a global leader in the fight against world poverty.
In their continuing series of speakers this semester, Topping and Company invited former Prime Minister Gordon Brown to the event “An Evening with Gordon Brown” to present his ... He reflects on the effects of the internet and how that has affected the way people conduct politics in Britain and the world.
He has remained a vocal opponent of the Brexit process, which is set to see Britain leave the European Union in 2019. But he has lost much of the luster he gained in 2010 when he seemed to offer a fresh alternative to Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Conservative challenger David Cameron. Many party ...
Gordon Brown has previously spoken of his irritation with Tony Blair for breaching their arrangement to relinquish the leadership of the Labour Party. Now Mr Brown has a further reason to be annoyed as his memoir has failed to compete in the bestseller lists. Despite receiving a warm reception from critics, ...
When I was prime minister of the United Kingdom, the British government fought hard for a world trade deal, while India and America remained at loggerheads over curbing agricultural imports to protect Indian farmers' ... Gordon Brown is former prime minister and chancellor of the exchequer of the UK.
He believes historians will be astounded by "the scale and speed of the collapse in religious adherence" since the 1950s. Indeed, this year's British Social Attitudes Survey put the proportion of Britons professing to have no religion at a record high of 53%. Similarly, a YouGov survey for The Times published ...
Like many recent political memoirists, Gordon Brown begins his story in medias res. Given his rollercoaster time in Downing Street, punctuated by the gut-wrenching drama of the financial crisis, there should have been plenty of arresting moments to choose from. Some, though, are already taken. Alistair ...
Much of the UK's most important LGBT rights reforms took place during the successive premierships of Mr Blair and Mr Brown, between 1997 and 2010. The period saw an equal age of consent, the introduction of same-sex civil partnerships and same-sex adoption, the repeal of Section 28, the Gender ...
Reserves of £10m, and henceforth 80% of his time, will be devoted to his not-for-profit work, he has claimed. In interview with The Guardian he said he is “returning to frontline British politics using his institute as a platform to promote progressive centrist policy ideas and combat the rise of populism”.
... for British readers. She is Gordon Brown's ex-girlfriend. More than 20 years after the abolition of the monarchy in 1947, the late King Michael's oldest daughter arrived at Edinburgh University to study sociology and political science. There she met the man who would later become Britain's prime minister.
Gordon Brown (left) with his brothers John and Andrew and their late father, a Church of Scotland minister, who holds open the book of sermons that they ... owing to the widely held belief — engineered by Conservative spin and never properly countered by Labour — that the financial crisis in Britain was ...
Theresa May used the reshuffle “to help ensure she fights the next election”, senior Conservative sources said as friends of David Cameron suggested that he compared her approach to staying in power to that of Gordon Brown. Mr Cameron was said to believe that his successor was unlikely to leave office ...
On Christmas Day, appropriately, I reached a fascinating chapter in Gordon Brown's memoirs about whether politicians should wear their religious hearts on their ... Indeed, this year's British Social Attitudes Survey put the proportion of Britons professing to have “no religion” at a record high of 53 per cent.
When I was prime minister of the United Kingdom, the British government fought hard for a world trade deal, while India and America remained at loggerheads ... Gordon Brown, former UK prime minister and chancellor of the exchequer, is United Nations special envoy for global education and chair of the ...
On 19 February 2009, Gordon Brown travelled to Rome for an audience with Pope Benedict XVI. While there, Gordon invited the Pontiff to visit the UK either later that year or early in 2010 – thinly veiled code for “before the 2010 election”. The Vatican's response was warm to the general idea, but lukewarm ...
These attitudes underline the difficulties of finding calm and moderate leadership in the centre ground of British politics, so devoted as it is to an adversarial and divisive two party system. Mr Clegg may have misjudged his approach to electoral reform, as well as his supporters' likely reaction to the tuition ...
Gordon Brown, in his reflections on his time in office as Chancellor and then Prime Minister, writes “... some argue that we should banish religious arguments ... When President Trump retweeted a vile message from the fascist Britain First organisation, Prime Minister May courageously responded: “British ...
In Scotland and Wales there are fewer polls to go on but, based on the available evidence, the patterns in both are different from Great Britain as a ... At the beginning of 2008, for example, David Cameron - leader of the opposition at the time - had better approval ratings than Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Labour Chancellor Gordon Brown introduced a lower vehicle tax for diesel cars in 2001 as they were thought to be more economical and less harmful in terms of carbon dioxide ... It might come as a surprise to British motorists, but petrol prices in the UK are among the cheapest in Western Europe.
But, writing to a friend in the United Kingdom, she added defiantly: “I'm still alive, and my dreams are, too.” Her escape, her hope, and her heart all revolve around education. The total number of children ensnared in emergencies – a figure that has grown by five million in just a few short years, and today ...
Like many recent political memoirists, Gordon Brown begins his story in medias res. Given his rollercoaster time in Downing Street, punctuated by the gut-wrenching drama of the financial crisis, there should have been plenty of arresting moments to choose from. Some, though, are already taken. Alistair Darling, for instance ...


 

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