I love all the quotations from our politicians but I love the ones I have written more because they are from a man whom I like and admire and whose words I admire.
Gordon Brown was the United Kingdom prime minister from 2007 until 2010 and also the Leader of the Labour Party from 1997 to 2007.
He joined the Labour Party in the mid-1960s, and has served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Loughborough constituency since 1987.
Robert Brown had his start in politics as a post-graduate student in history which lead him to become a British MP. He was then elected to be a further education college lecturer and TV journalist. His career in politics began when he was elected as Dunfermline East MP.
This is the main thing that he has been associated with in the election and he says that if his government is voted into government, that one will be the main thing that he will focus on – to reduce the number of people who have the benefit of the welfare state, and to increase the number of people who can take their own decisions.
Here’s a collection of the best Gordon Brown quotes and sayings.
50 Incredible Gordon Brown Quotes
I find it rather unusual that people get so upset with me for doing what I consider my duty.
Globalisation is a dangerous thing that needs to be controlled by the World Bank. The WTO has never achieved anything in the last twenty years, so why should we take it any further? It is a scam, a way for the rich to keep the poor poorer.
Although Cowdenbeath football club has been a part of Cowdenbeath community for more than a century, it is the recent decision by the club to reduce staff numbers including players which has led to a very negative discussion during the town council meeting on 20th June in the Cowdenbeath town hall.
Our common realm is the state and not a religion. Religion is a personal choice and has no influence in the public sphere.
The most common argument regarding the separation of church and state was that it would prevent religious groups from practicing in public.
Brown stated that when something really matters, you should never give up or give in because it’s something that matters to a lot of people.
The NHS can’t be “the good old,” and the good old has not yet been invented. We need a new NHS, and it needs to be a National, and not merely National Health Service.
After the collapse of the banking system, Brown is looking to invest heavily in alternative energy sources. There is a lot of new money to be made in this area, as well as in genetic research.
This is a very odd statement from Gordon Brown. He was a former Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Bank of England and has served as a British Deputy Prime Minister. It seems rather strange for him to make a statement like that.
That’s it for the English language section. Next is the French language section.
There was a long and difficult struggle against fascism. It would not have been successful if it hadn’t been for the contributions of people like Alan Turing, who was a great hero for the struggle against fascism. And as a result of the struggle against fascism, Europe’s history and present are better than they otherwise would have been.
10th of 50 Gordon Brown Quotes
He said that the government wanted to make unemployment harder than it was before so that Britain would have to pay more for benefits. The government was going to force people to get work as a new ‘duty’.
He said he once made a book about courage and found those most courageous people were all the same in their will power.
Although Scotland is a part of the United Kingdom, we are often at odds with the rest of Britain. Gordon Brown wants Scotland to be more independent than it already is.
He was against discriminatory policies and also believed that prejudice would reflect on the person the prejudice was directed at rather than the person doing the prejudice.
One challenge for the generation is to create international institutions that reflect the ideas of fairness and responsibility, not the ideas that were the basis of the financial boom over the past few years.
It has been around for centuries and it has been a learning process for our society to learn how to coexist.
There are too many teachers in the UK. Some would say that the quality of teaching is declining because of this. There are too few qualifications that suit adults. There is not enough accountability in the teaching profession. It has always been like this; it will always be like this.
The British Prime Minister said that in the 21st century, it was possible to think of a world without borders. Instead, people could take a part of their world and expand it, helping others to build a similar world to theirs, and that this could be done not just in the Middle East, but in Africa, too.
Gordon Brown’s autobiography, when he talks about his family’s experience in the second world war (his family were refugees from Poland), he talks about the sense of ‘identity crisis’ which faced him and his siblings. This is the experience of many first generation migrants. They feel like strangers in their own country. We are not necessarily migrants on the British soil. Our families left the country for economic reasons.
People are talking about climate change in the news. Some people think global warming is really happening and is a big problem.
20th of 50 Gordon Brown Quotes
I believe the answer we will provide is not only for the short term but also for the long term. We have already taken steps to create the environment for sustainable economic growth in Singapore, including the removal of the 1 dollar exchange rate, the establishment of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the setting up of the sovereign wealth fund, GIC.
Â Gordon Brown says that America needs to deal with its own deficit problems before it can promise to make the world safe and happy.
The Scottish government is “absolutely” willing to put up an effective fight, if they want to protect the NHS from further privatisation. But Brown would rather talk about the Scottish people “sticking up for their NHS” than talk about how the people want things protected. The Scottish people are just not as politically sophisticated as the people in Westminster and that’s why they have to “stick up for their NHS”.
Catholics were among the earliest to stand up and say that the country’s economic and political system had brought us to the doorstep of economic disaster, and the Catholic Church played a particularly positive role in pointing out that the British state was in danger of failing to safeguard the most vulnerable, those it claimed to ‘serve’.
It was the end of Gordon Brown’s time as Labour leader. His decision to go to the House of Lords put him at odds with his party’s supporters.
I think it is time for the Government to think about how they can help us with our faith communities, especially the poorest in our society,” he said.
Turing, who had been a distinguished British cryptanalyst and computer scientist, was prosecuted for his homosexuality in 1952 by the UK’s newly created Security Services, which spied on everyone, especially those of different faiths.
Gordon Brown’s vision for the economy is founded on a healthy and balanced macroeconomic policy framework. He believes that government should work to ensure that the economy functions effectively and efficiently. He also understands the need for continued regulation to ensure that Britain’s markets provide a level playing field for all firms and individuals.
Gordon Brown, the British Prime Minister, says a long lost Scandinavian family took their name from the area where they settled in England. They were said to have arrived in Britain around the ninth or 10th centuries.
30th of 50 Gordon Brown Quotes
Gordon Brown claims that climate change is caused by CO$_2$ emissions from rich countries and so rich countries should act to reduce CO$_2$ emissions.
I think that we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to lead the world in the 21st century.
The reason why we are facing the current issues is that we have been acting in the past like the belligerents of the past war. Instead of battling with weapons and armaments, we have been battling with ideas.
That is one of many reasons why I was attracted to Christianity. That we need to love our neighbor as ourselves. That we need to help those who are suffering. That we need to love our enemies. That we need to treat our neighbor as if he/she/it were our own.
It is important to change people’s lives for the better.
I’m sure the new leader of the Labour would like me to read this but I don’t get it. I mean… what? I guess he has a good reason for saying this but I’m not sure.
Gordon Brown has been criticized for this comment, which many feel was insulting to the victims of the London bombings.
As I believe that the only way to ensure that the world can move towards a better tomorrow is through the combined force of morality and power of human communication, I believe that the first step is to eliminate war with every means at our disposal.
Turing was a pretty important mathematician, who helped crack the Nazi Enigma cipher. Without his outstanding contribution, the history of the Second World War might have turned out differently.
40th of 50 Gordon Brown Quotes
Gordon Brown’s comment about the UK’s massive gap between the number of graduates and the number of jobs available is incorrect. While India and China produce many more graduates than the UK, the UK produces more than 50% more graduates than both China and India combined. As for jobs, it is estimated there are 3.5 million graduates unemployed in the UK.
The world is now a more dangerous place than at any time since 1945. We have to face up to that fact. I have to say that is not very good news for everyone except those who are on the top. So the world is divided into those who have, and those who have not.
A few years later, Gordon Brown expressed interest in Greenland (which is the Arctic Circle), but he has yet to make any kind of public statement about the Arctic Monkeys.
Gordon Brown believed that there is a moral sense and a global ethic that commands attention from people of every religion and every faith, and to people of no faith. It is new, we now have the capacity to communicate instantaneously across frontiers right across the world.
Gordon Brown explained that in order to successfully integrate minorities, you have to be open to new ideas.
We must create a proper food security system that allows each country to provide for its own people. This involves building the right type of farm, investing in infrastructure and making sure that we are building more effective and efficient systems of food distribution.
He’s got young kids and when I see the jobs in the future are going to be there, I think he’s got his priorities right.
We need to understand how Europe can benefit England. England benefits from membership of the EU and we benefit from immigration but we need to understand why we need to be part of the EU and we need to understand that we are benefiting rather than having to put up with whatever we get.
In the first major speech of his new administration, Gordon Brown announced that the Treasury would begin a review of Whitehall processes and seek out ways of making them quicker and simpler. He also said his new government would take a more co-ordinated approach to the issues of energy and climate change.
I don’t see politics as two or two people just making or delivering announcements. It is also about winning public support and the public enthusiasm. You’ve got to win public support.
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