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....He joins his former chief of staff, Rupert Harrison, who is a senior strategist for the US investment firm. Former foreign secretary William Hague joined Citigroup as an adviser earlier this year while former prime minister Gordon Brown sits on the global advisory board at investment manager Pimco, and his predecessor Tony Blair joined JP Morgan in 2008 shortly after leaving office. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Firstly, the Conservative Chancellor Ken Clarke effectively merged the two big announcements into one autumn Budget in 1993. Later, Labour's Chancellor Gordon Brown moved the Budget back to the Spring but re-badged the Autumn Statement as a "pre-Budget report". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....4 million basic-rate taxpayers. And last year Hammond announced that he was making changes to how sole traders and small businesses use the VAT system: specifically, the so-called “flat-rate” scheme introduced by Gordon Brown over a decade ago to relieve people of a great deal of paperwork (“red tape”, you might call it). ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The last Labour government tried to bypass the contradiction, subsidising high rents through the housing benefit system. This is a great idea if you believe, as Gordon Brown did, that your new post-history economic theories have placed the economy beyond boom and bust. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... He has been MP for Tatton, where he won 59% of the vote at the last election, since 2001 when he became the youngest Conservative MP in the Commons. •Gordon Brown collects an undisclosed, but understood to be, six-figure salary for advising giant asset manager Pimco, although he didn’t take on the role until December 2015 after he had stood down as an MP. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Striver? Tory architect of austerity George Osborne banks £1m fortune image
.... He has been MP for Tatton, where he won 59% of the vote at the last election, since 2001 when he became the youngest Conservative MP in the Commons. •Gordon Brown collects an undisclosed, but understood to be, six-figure salary for advising giant asset manager Pimco, although he didn’t take on the role until December 2015 after he had stood down as an MP. ...
Forget Brexit: housing is the key issue for Labour | Phil McDuff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:04:31 PM
....The last Labour government tried to bypass the contradiction, subsidising high rents through the housing benefit system. This is a great idea if you believe, as Gordon Brown did, that your new post-history economic theories have placed the economy beyond boom and bust. ...
The shameless Tories have betrayed the self-employed – and themselves | John Harris image
....4 million basic-rate taxpayers. And last year Hammond announced that he was making changes to how sole traders and small businesses use the VAT system: specifically, the so-called “flat-rate” scheme introduced by Gordon Brown over a decade ago to relieve people of a great deal of paperwork (“red tape”, you might call it). ...
Osborne to earn £650,000 a year advising US financial firm image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 08:31:00 PM
....He joins his former chief of staff, Rupert Harrison, who is a senior strategist for the US investment firm. Former foreign secretary William Hague joined Citigroup as an adviser earlier this year while former prime minister Gordon Brown sits on the global advisory board at investment manager Pimco, and his predecessor Tony Blair joined JP Morgan in 2008 shortly after leaving office. ...
Goodbye Spring Budget image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 12:11:17 AM
....Firstly, the Conservative Chancellor Ken Clarke effectively merged the two big announcements into one autumn Budget in 1993. Later, Labour's Chancellor Gordon Brown moved the Budget back to the Spring but re-badged the Autumn Statement as a "pre-Budget report". ...
Missing wage rises give lie to picture of full employment | Larry Elliott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 11:49:11 AM
.... The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has reported that sales of secondhand diesel cars rose by 11% last year, more than twice as fast as purchases of petrol models. The reason for that is simple: Gordon Brown as chancellor provided tax incentives for buying diesel cars as a way of tackling global warming before the health hazards became clear. ...
Osborne’s bleak Brexit forecast ‘has undermined the Treasury’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 12:04:29 AM
.... “It is now clear the Treasury, and indeed the rest of the UK government, is unprepared and under-resourced for the tasks it faces in the immediate future and for some years to come,” he said. Under Gordon Brown and Osborne – and to a lesser extent Alistair Darling – the Treasury’s influence extended right across the government, not just controlling the purse strings, but shaping policy in a range of other areas, from welfare reform to transport. ...
Fraud case and falling share price take shine off Lloyds’s farewell to taxpayer image
....When the HBOS deal was announced in the febrile atmosphere that gripped global stock markets in the days after Lehman Brothers collapsed in September 2008, it was known that the lender was in trouble but it initially looked as if the cards were stacked in the favour of the Lloyds management. A combination of two giants of the high street would ordinarily have been subject to an investigation by the competition authorities, but then Lloyds chairman Sir Victor Blank famously secured assurances from prime minister Gordon Brown at a City cocktail party that this would be averted. ...
Universities minister announces sale of student loan book image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 03:28:59 PM
.... “Why should it keep the loans for ever on its books? Why shouldn’t the demand of pension funds for long-term income streams be satisfied if there are no clear losers?” he asked. But Hillman raised concerns about whether the sale would result in taxpayers getting value for money, saying: “We saw in Gordon Brown’s sale of the government’s gold and also in Vince Cable’s sale of Royal Mail how hard that is to achieve and how controversial it can be if the price paid comes to seem too low. ...
May and Hammond fail to win new fans among tough Davos crowd | Larry Elliott image
.... It is the perfect stage on which to trumpet what HM Government is doing about the burning issue of the day: developing country debt, climate change or getting tough on tax havens. In recent years, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron have all gone down a storm at the Glastonbury for global capitalism. ...
Sir David Clementi: City grandee ready to do the business at the BBC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 04:40:51 PM
....His colleagues and friends at Kleinwort said Clementi became “fascinated by the Whitehall machine” while working on the privatisations. Clementi’s next big call from government, a decade later, was from Gordon Brown, then chancellor of the exchequer, tapping him up to become deputy governor of the Bank of England. ...
Inheritance tax is toxic. We need new ways to tackle inequality | Polly Toynbee image
....But the hard fact is that inheritance tax (IHT) is hated. Osborne’s disgraceful £1m IHT bribe was enough to fatally frighten Gordon Brown off calling an election he might well have won. ...
Philip Green, Vibrac and Riverdance: the mystery of Everton’s ‘shadow investor’ image
....8m loan with Vibrac in 2013 – borrowed an as yet unspecified amount from a company called JG Funding in August 2015. A few days earlier, in an article for The Sun, the club’s vice-chairman Karren Brady had defended Kenwright, who she met at a dinner party at the home of the former prime minister Gordon Brown, against criticism from Everton fans. ...
Chris Grayling: Tory in combative mood to deal with rail union bosses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 07:00:14 AM
....It came after he drew widespread condemnation for suggesting B&B owners should have the right to turn away gay couples if it was their own home, rather than a hotel. In a previous gaffe, he suggested the appointment of Gen Sir Richard Dannatt was a “political gimmick” without realising the military chief was to advise Cameron rather than Gordon Brown. ...
The Fox-Sky row isn’t going away, no matter how much ministers ignore it image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 06:59:44 AM
.... May has not even made a clear, public pledge to properly analyse the transaction. In contrast, Gordon Brown, Vince Cable, Tom Watson and plenty of other politicians outside government have had lots to say about the proposal – mainly that May must ensure that Ofcom conducts a public-interest test on the deal, seriously consider whether the Murdochs are fit and proper people to control Sky and its news operations, or even simply block the proposal. ...
Gordon Brown: delay Murdoch Sky takeover till after Leveson part 2 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 11:22:13 AM
. Gordon Brown has demanded that Rupert Murdoch’s takeover of the Sky satellite business be delayed until the government carries out the second part of the Leveson inquiry into press malpractice. ...
Happiness depends on health and friends, not money, says new study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 12:01:40 AM
....Lord Richard Layard, who led the report, said on average people have become no happier in the last 50 years, despite average incomes more than doubling. The economist and former adviser to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown said the study, called Origins of Happiness, showed that measuring people’s satisfaction with their lives should be a priority for every government. ...
Osborne earns £500,000 from New York speeches image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 12:28:04 PM
....The cheapest was an hour-long address to the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, for which he was paid £28,454. Osborne is following in the footsteps of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown who also signed up to the Washington Speakers Bureau, an agency that secures bookings for politicians. ...
Run the NHS and social care like John Lewis, says Frank Field image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 06:00:08 AM
Treasury WILL launch sale of £100bn for student loans next SPRING image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 27th of November 2016 12:01:00 AM
.... . The student loan book was earmarked for privatisation by Gordon Brown’s Labour administration and later by the Coalition government. ...
Low productivity, an enduring and growing drag on the UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 06:56:17 PM
....”. Not the words of Philip Hammond in his autumn statement but those of Gordon Brown in his pre-Budget report 19 years ago. ...
Autumn Statement abolished by chancellor image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 03:39:31 PM
.... There was also a short summer economic forecast, when figures would be updated. When Gordon Brown was chancellor, he reverted to a Budget in March and added a Pre-Budget Report (PBR), which was intended to be a short document reporting on progress since the Budget. ...
At a glance: autumn statement – 26 key points image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 12:42:46 PM
.... He commits to no further welfare cuts than those already announced but the retention of a cap will dash the hopes of those MPs, including some Tories, who want him to reverse cuts to universal credit. RM: The chancellor is channelling Gordon Brown and Ed Balls as he focuses heavily on solving the productivity problem that means UK output lags behind those of other developed nations. ...
Dear prudence comes home as May praises autumn statement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 12:13:48 PM
. Theresa May has welcomed Philip Hammond’s “prudent” approach to running Britain’s economy, as he prepares to deliver his first autumn statement, reviving a favourite catchword of Gordon Brown’s. ...
Philip Hammond: a cautious, unflashy and quietly confident chancellor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 11:44:56 AM
....In recent years there have been two types of chancellor. Those like Osborne and Gordon Brown, who dominated domestic policy and used the Treasury’s influence to have a say in education, welfare, the health service; and those like Darling, who stuck more closely to the Treasury’s traditional role of setting economic policy and managing the public finances. ...
The legacy of leaving old industrial Britain to rot is becoming clear | Larry Elliott image
.... Why? Because there has never been a satisfactory explanation for why Britain’s industrial heartlands were allowed to rot in the subsequent three decades either. Gordon Brown noted last week that the UK has in effect become two countries, with the prosperous south-east decoupling from a permanently struggling north. ...
Why not both?  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of October 2016 09:59:28 PM
....It is also worth looking at the level of opposition to airport expansion, which takes in people living near to both airports or under their flightpaths, environmental activists, and even members of the Cabinet. Let's not forget that back in 2009, the then-prime minister Gordon Brown did give the go-ahead to a 3rd runway at Heathrow. ...
Owen Smith, know your facts, we don’t want a graduate tax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of September 2016 06:00:22 AM
.... Our world-class universities could continue to be well funded. That is why the National Union of Students (NUS) once backed the idea, as did some more cerebral politicians, such as Vince Cable, Ed Miliband and Gordon Brown. ...
Drop in new Isas amid criticism of help-to-buy version image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of August 2016 01:03:24 PM
.... Separate figures for help-to-buy Isas were not published, but it is understood that close to half a million have been opened so far. Since they were introduced by Gordon Brown as chancellor in April 1999, vast sums have poured into Isas, particularly after the tax-free investment limit was raised to £15,000 in 2014. ...

RBS would move HQ south in event of Yes vote in independence referendum
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 14th of August 2016 11:26:28 AM
....”.   Senior Unionists, including Gordon Brown and Ruth Davidson, have pointed out thatScottish exports to the rest of the UK are worth £48. ...

Was it jobs for the girls at ex-Guardian editor's Oxford college?
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 05:00:00 PM
....The role was created at the suggestion of Mr Rusbridger, although the college insists Ms Murray was appointed only after an extensive interview process overseen by an independent panel. Ms Murray, had previously spent ten years as the Labour Party’s head of press and broadcasting, under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, before she joined the Guardian as head of communications. ...

Theresa May is right to climb every mountain 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 03:53:05 PM
.... I should be personally associated with as much of this as possible,” he wrote in a memo in 2000, demanding “eye-catching initiatives”. Gordon Brown took the personalisation of the premiership to limits, harming the coherence of government and his own health with his burning demand to know and do everything that mattered. ...
No hiding place image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 11:31:18 PM
....Ms Gillard says she is also heartened by this year's creation of an international emergency fund for education, called Education Cannot Wait. She campaigned alongside former UK prime minister Gordon Brown, now a United Nations special envoy, to set up this fund to provide education for families caught up in conflicts and natural disasters. ...

David Cameron could be hauled in front of MPs to explain 'cronies' honours list
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....”. Although the outgoing prime minister is entitled to publish an honours list on leaving No 10, neither Gordon Brown or Tony Blair chose to do so. ...

Labour has been left by the grown-ups to the Corbynites - and they can keep on trashing the place
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....Labour’s defeat at the 2010 general election saw the departure, either from frontline politics or from the Commons itself, of many of the party’s “grown-ups”. Gordon Brown, David Blunkett, John Reid, Alan Milburn, Geoff Hoon, Patricia Hewitt and many others walked away. ...

MPs ask Mandelson to explain Zimbabwe visit
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of August 2016 04:37:49 PM
....1 billion (£800 million) loan for Robert Mugabe’s regime. Lord Mandelson, who served as a European Commissioner and First Secretary of State in Gordon Brown’s cabinet, is now chairman of Lazard International, a division of the investment bank. ...
Five minute guide to annual increases to state pensions image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 7th of August 2016 12:00:00 AM

No other prime minister will hand out resignation honours after Cameron debacle, says head of sleaze watchdog
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....New analysis by academics shows that Mr Cameron created lifetime peerages at a quicker rate than any prime minister in history, including Tony Blair. Mr Cameron became the first prime minister to announce a resignation honours list for a generation, using a mechanism that both Mr Blair and Gordon Brown rejected. ...

RBS warns Scottish independence would make Brexit upheaval worse
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 6th of August 2016 06:31:01 AM
....Other senior nationalists have argued that an independent Scotland could benefit from a flight of talent and capital from the City of London if the UK fails to negotiate the passport required to sell financial services into the EU. But senior Unionists, including Gordon Brown and Ruth Davidson, have pointed out that Scottish exports to the rest of the UK are worth £48. ...

Strip prime ministers of the right to give honours to their friends, says ex-mandarin who ran honours system under David Cameron
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....He told the BBC’s World At One on Friday that when Ms Cavendish worked at The Times, the newspaper would have written ‘waspish comments’ about Mr Cameron’s list. Lord Jones, a cross bench peer and former head of the CBI who served in Gordon Brown's Labour Government, said: “But as it is she’s going to walk into the Tory lobby in the House of Lords saying 'Yes Prime Minister'. ...

Jeremy Corbyn's 10 pledges may just guarantee Labour's destruction
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 5th of August 2016 10:47:38 AM
....com/7Qy1swSp3h. Tony Blair had five pledges in 1997; Gordon Brown followed suit; Ed Miliband’s "Ed Stone", with six, was about as concrete as these pledges get - and that saw its end in a warehouse in Woolwich rather than in installation. ...

Honours system is a symbol of ‘very British corruption’, says Steve Hilton
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....". Although the outgoing prime minister is entitled to publish an honours list on leaving No 10, neither Gordon Brown or Tony Blair chose to do so. ...

Former Cheltenham Ladies College governor who helped raise millions for Tories to be made a peer in David Cameron's resignation honours
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.... . “Gordon Brown had his fair share of the great and the good - and David Cameron loved nothing better than a gathering of boardroom kings and queens for drinks to showcase Britain’s industry. ...

Madame Tussauds puts David Cameron waxwork in storage - but Boris Johnson remains
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....No waxwork of Theresa May exists at the 132-year-old attraction - and it has never created a waxwork of an unelected prime minister in its long history. Second World War appeaser Neville Chamberlain was denied a place for that reason, and chiefs snubbed Gordon Brown in 2008 after 84% voted against him in a public poll. ...

Conservative party donor Ian Taylor rules himself out for knighthood - but David Cameron's controversial resignation honours list is still set to be the longest for over 50 years 
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....Mr Cameron is understood to have recommended 40 supporters and aides for the House of Lords in his resignation honours list, the largest total for more than 50 years. The figure is more than twice than twice 16 put forward by his predecessors Gordon Brown and more than three times the 10 peerages nominated by John Major in 1997. ...

David Cameron is 'paying off debts' by rewarding allies in honours list, says former minister
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....Isabel Spearman, who served as stylist to Mrs Cameron during her time in No 10, and two of Mr Cameron’s former drivers, will be handed honours, as will Will Straw, the son of the former Labour minister Jack Straw and leader of the unsuccessful Remain campaign. Although the outgoing prime minister is entitled to publish an honours list on leaving No 10, neither Gordon Brown nor Tony Blair chose to do so. ...

Tory MPs accuse David Cameron of 'devaluing the system' by awarding honours to his wife's stylist and his former drivers 
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....Isabel Spearman, who served as stylist to Mrs Cameron during her time in No 10, and two of Mr Cameron’s former drivers, will be handed awards, as will Will Straw, the son of Labour heavyweight Jack Straw and leader of the unsuccessful Remain campaign. Although the outgoing prime minister is entitled to publish an honours list on leaving No 10, neither Gordon Brown or Tony Blair chose to do so. ...

Remain supporters and Cameron aides in line for honours in leaked list
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 30th of July 2016 11:03:02 PM
....”. Both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown passed up the chance to issue resignation honours. ...

Barack Obama’s 21 greatest moments as US president
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of July 2016 06:13:50 PM
....Mr Obama generally enjoyed a strong relationship with David Cameron - indeed at times it was described as a "bromance". The relationship was certainly closer than with Mr Cameron's predecessor, Gordon Brown, whom Mr Obama snubbed in 2009 with an informal "walk and talk" rather than a formal meeting. ...

Early election? Theresa May must fantasise about the prize of trouncing Labour
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....Anyone engaged in those private discussions inside No 10 must be thinking about the last time a prime minister took over mid-term at the start of a summer, enjoyed a honeymoon with poll ratings at 40 per cent and higher, and was enticed into considering a snap election. Gordon Brown’s summer of 2007 coincided with a torrid time for David Cameron that, in the same way Jeremy Corbyn’s troubles started before Mrs May became Prime Minister, pre-dated the handover of power at No 10. ...

Missing, presumed lost: Andy Burnham's spine
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of July 2016 05:00:00 AM
.... That Andy Burnham. The one who then served in Gordon Brown's Cabinet. ...
Blame it on the Brexit: But is it just an excuse? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of July 2016 11:05:43 PM

Labour as far behind Tories under Jeremy Corbyn as when Michael Foot handed Thatcher landslide in 1983
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....Research conducted between July 22 and 24 put the Tories up four points on 43 per cent of the vote and Labour down to 27 per cent. Such figures have not been seen since the final months of the Gordon Brown's premiership, when the economy was in turmoil after the financial crash. ...

The cold place in hell reserved for Labour MPs who back Jeremy Corbyn knowing he's a disaster
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.... Some might prefer to take a principled stand against the hostile forces that have taken over their party. The late David Cairns enjoyed fulminating against those who, despite their deep reservations about Gordon Brown’s suitability to be prime minister, nevertheless pocketed their ministerial salaries each month and kept their heads down: “There’s a cold circle in hell reserved for them. ...

Liam Fox warns Britain must not 'put off big decision' on whether to build third runway at Heathrow  
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...."You would find a fairly wide consensus that said there is a difference between borrowing for current expenditure and borrowing for capital expenditure. One of the problems was that Gordon Brown conflated the two terms. ...

Labour leadership explainer: Why do MPs want Jeremy Corbyn gone, why won’t he resign and what happens next?
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....Fundamentally the politics he has campaigned on for decades – scrapping Trident, public ownership over swathes of the economy, greater powers for the trade unions – is out of step with other MPs. The make-up of the Parliamentary Labour Party changed during the New Labour years between 1997 and 2010 to greater represent the centrist vision of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. ...
May adds energy policy to Business department image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 14th of July 2016 05:08:04 PM
...."The further changes to BIS [Department for Business], DECC [Department of Energy] and DfE [Department for Education] were unexpected, and will inevitably come at a cost. In 2007, when Gordon Brown created the Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills, the initial start-up costs were around £15m," the Institute said. ...
George Osborne image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 06:22:31 PM
.... He had been in charge of the nation's finances since 2010. It has been long assumed that he was using the position, and his ability to promote his supporters, as the launch pad for a move from No 11 to No 10 Downing Street - just as Gordon Brown did. ...
Construction becomes first casualty of Brexit as housebuilders get jitters image
....To most people in the housing industry, this was obvious for years. Labour, under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, attempted to bully private housebuilders into including social housing in their estates. ...

Gordon Brown tells Scots: UK's single market worth far more than EU's
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of June 2016 07:07:56 PM
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Big investment houses warn of inequality risk  after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of June 2016 11:01:12 PM
....”. Pimco, which counts the former UK prime minister Gordon Brown among its advisers, said this month that there was about a 60% chance British voters would opt to stay in the EU. ...
Six million workers saving for first time: You’ve got to roll with company pensions image
....Auto-enrolment is only a sticking plaster on the UK’s broken pensions system, which has limped from crisis to crisis over the past two decades. Rampant pension mis-selling by dodgy advisers, Gordon Brown’s notorious 1997 tax raid, the collapse of final-salary schemes and volatile stock markets have shattered faith in UK pensions, once the envy of the world. ...
Should we listen to the experts on the EU referendum? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of June 2016 12:44:38 PM
....The week in which the self-taught education expert Michael Gove announced that “the people of this country have had enough of experts” is clearly not the best one for his cabinet colleague, the former miner Patrick McLoughlin, to admit that the experts got it wrong over diesel cars. By cutting the duty on low-sulphur diesel back in 2001, the then chancellor, Gordon Brown, correctly thought he was helping meet carbon-reducing climate change targets in Britain. ...
Diesel prices may rise as government considers reversing tax cuts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of June 2016 06:55:54 PM
. Diesel car owners could face steeper prices at petrol pumps after the government said it was considering reversing tax cuts brought in by Gordon Brown. ...
Why fear inheritance tax? Your cash will all be gone image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of June 2016 06:00:02 AM
.... “These research results show that the concept of the ‘bank of mum and dad’ is already out of date – many of this year’s retirees must feel like the bank of son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, partner, granny and grandad, all rolled into one,” says Stan Russell, a retirement income expert at Prudential. In the nationwide panic over inheritance tax – David Cameron’s 2007 vote-winning pledge to raise the threshold to £1m is cited as the main reason why Gordon Brown flunked a decision to call an election – the only real winners have been the very well-off. ...
Alan Sugar named Tory enterprise tsar despite past criticism of Osborne image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of May 2016 10:24:37 AM
....com/tRF935haub. Sugar also played the role of enterprise tsar for Gordon Brown when Labour was in government, but he quit the party last year, criticising its “negative business policies” and “general anti-enterprise concepts”. ...
House prices could fall by 18% if Britain quits EU, says George Osborne image
....Although the remain camp feel they are convincing voters about the financial case, they are still worried that their voters will be less likely to turn out than those of the leave camp. Gordon Brown, the Labour former prime minister, is to urge Labour voters on Saturday to turn out to vote to stay in the EU for positive reasons that it supports jobs and growth. ...
A new crisis in Greece would give the Leave campaign its own Project Fear image
.... Dire warnings on the consequences of Brexit came through thick and fast and, naturally, the Remain camp seized on every one. The Bank of England raised the threat of recession and soaring inflation, the International Monetary Fund warned of tumbling house prices and Gordon Brown formed a rare alliance with Cameron over the prospect of the third world war. ...
Gordon Brown could knock out Boris Johnson in a Brexit bout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of May 2016 05:59:17 AM
....Many people I encountered were amazed at the way Johnson hardly allowed that seasoned Today interviewer, John Humphrys, to get a word in edgeways, but in my view Humphrys was cleverly allowing Johnson, who sounded increasingly preposterous, to hang himself. Far more welcome and enlightening was the performance of Gordon Brown at the London School of Economics later that morning. ...
Fifteen years in the world of food image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of May 2016 11:04:09 PM
....1m tonnes of the stuff every year, at a cost of £420 per household. Gordon Brown acknowledged the problem and a campaign called Love Food, Hate Waste was launched to combat it. ...
George Osborne says Treasury is planning for Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 03:46:22 PM
....Osborne said there were claims and counter-claims on both sides of the debate about Britain’s future in the EU, but the weight of evidence was on the remain side. Related: Gordon Brown enters EU debate with passionate appeal to Labour voters. ...
Gordon Brown: Here’s an inspiring view of Britishness to defeat the Brexiters image
....In addition to a comprehensive European blacklist of tax havens as the first step to a global blacklist, we should agree that British overseas territories and crown dependencies that fail to comply cannot be excluded from the blacklist; and the UK should now require them to have public registers of beneficial owners. Related: Gordon Brown urges EU states to unite against tax havens. ...
Gordon Brown urges EU states to unite against tax havens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of May 2016 09:00:40 PM
. Gordon Brown has called on Europe to impose collective sanctions on tax havens in a bid to halt the drain of revenue to secretive offshore destinations and to demonstrate to left-leaning voters the progressive case for remaining in the EU. ...
Gordon Brown urges EU states to unite against tax havens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of May 2016 09:00:40 PM
. Gordon Brown has called on Europe to impose collective sanctions on tax havens in a bid to halt the drain of revenue to secretive offshore destinations and to demonstrate to left-leaning voters the progressive case for remaining in the EU. ...
Gordon Brown: Here’s an inspiring view of Britishness to defeat the Brexiters image
....In addition to a comprehensive European blacklist of tax havens as the first step to a global blacklist, we should agree that British overseas territories and crown dependencies that fail to comply cannot be excluded from the blacklist; and the UK should now require them to have public registers of beneficial owners. Related: Gordon Brown urges EU states to unite against tax havens. ...
Europe's liberal illusions shatter as Greek tragedy plays on image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of May 2016 10:46:01 AM
....Greece received the first of its three bailouts six years ago, when the terms were negotiated in the weekend following Britain’s general election. Gordon Brown was on his way out, but the then chancellor Alistair Darling went to Brussels to discuss the deal with fellow EU finance ministers. ...
Europe's liberal illusions shatter as Greek tragedy plays on image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of May 2016 10:46:01 AM
....Greece received the first of its three bailouts six years ago, when the terms were negotiated in the weekend following Britain’s general election. Gordon Brown was on his way out, but the then chancellor Alistair Darling went to Brussels to discuss the deal with fellow EU finance ministers. ...
Big questions for Sir Philip Green over BHS pension deficit, says Lord Myners image
....”. Myners, a former City minister in Gordon Brown’s Labour government, was the bitter adversary of Green as chairman of Marks & Spencer between 2004 and 2006 when the former BHS owner attempted a £10bn takeover. ...

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