Friday, May 11, 2007
Mugging up on Gordon Brown
Posted by David Smith at 09:00 AM
Category: Thoughts and responses

Tony Blair has announced his departure, and on June 27 - barring an encounter with a London bus - Gordon Brown will take over as prime minister. The "Gordon Brown for Britain" campaign has been launched, amid widespread suggestions that we know too little about him even after a record 10 years as chancellor. Economists would say they know him pretty well, for good and bad, but there are also a range of books on and by him, including the following:


David, what are your thoughts on the latest pay figures from Incomes Data Services, and the retail sales figures from the US?

Posted by: Minh at May 11, 2007 12:56 PM

Hi David

Have you got sponsorship from Amazon these days. It seems you are plugging a book every couple of days.


PS Songs for Brown

"Gordon is a moron" by Jilted John

Or Slightly less offensive and obvious, From Oliver "YOU'VE GOT TO PICK A POCKET OR TWO"

Posted by: Kingofnowhere at May 11, 2007 01:34 PM

Pay figures were benign - no change in the median settlement - US figures were weak and tilt the US rate argument back towards the doves.

No, no sponsorship, just improving the service (and it helps cover costs).

Posted by: David Smith at May 11, 2007 02:26 PM

Dear David,
I am more interested to know who will be chosen by Brown as the new Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Posted by: Costas Milas at May 11, 2007 02:37 PM

Well, following John Reid's announcement, and a reduction in the Scot count in a Brown cabinet, Alistair Darling has become the man to beat.

Posted by: David Smith at May 11, 2007 03:26 PM

You'd have to be an insomniac to want to read a book of the speeches of Gordon Brown.

Posted by: HJHJ at May 11, 2007 04:18 PM

Good idea - put them on NHS prescription.

Posted by: David Smith at May 11, 2007 05:05 PM

Gordon Brown's speeches are positively enthralling compared to Alistair Darling's. At least he'll never compete with Gordon for attention.

Posted by: paulbiv at May 11, 2007 05:37 PM
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