Brown, Gordon


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Brown, Gordon

(James Gordon Brown), 1951–, British politician. From 1975 to 1980 he taught at Edinburgh Univ. and Glasgow College of Technology; he then joined Scottish Television (1980–83) as a journalist. He ran unsuccessfully for Parliament in 1979 but won a seat in 1983. As a Labour partyLabour party,
British political party, one of the two dominant parties in Great Britain since World War I. Origins

The Labour party was founded in 1900 after several generations of preparatory trade union politics made possible by the Reform Bills of 1867 and 1884,
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 member (1983–97) under the Conservative government, he held major opposition posts on trade and economic affairs and, with Tony BlairBlair, Tony
(Anthony Charles Lynton Blair), 1953–, British politician, b. Edinburgh. An Oxford-educated lawyer, he was first elected to Parliament in 1983 as the Labour party candidate from a district in N England.
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, sought to modernize Labour and broaden its political appeal. A potential challenger for leadership of the party in 1994, he stepped aside in favor of Blair, and in 1997, after Labour's electoral victory, Brown became chancellor of the exchequer under Blair; his appointment to the post was widely believed to have been the result of a 1994 deal between Blair and Brown. One of Brown's early actions was to give the Bank of England the power to set short-term interest rates, a power previous Labour and Conservative governments had reserved for themselves. Brown also took a tough stance on government spending, earning a reputation as the "iron chancellor," and established economic criteria for Britain's adopting the euro that helped undermine the prime minister's push to do so. When Blair stepped down as Labour party leader and prime minister in June, 2007, Brown, who had become the longest serving chancellor in modern times, succeeded him in both offices. During the 2008 global financial crisis, Brown's government was the first to attempt to stabilize financial institutions by recapitalizing them with government money. The subsequent recession, however, and a parliamentary expenses scandal contributed to Labour's loss in the 2010 elections, and Brown resigned a prime minister and party leader. David CameronCameron, David William Duncan
, 1966–, British political leader, b. London. Educated at Eton and Oxford, he worked for the Conservative party's research department beginning in 1988, became an adviser to two high-ranking government ministers, and headed corporate
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, leading a Conservative–Liberal Democrat coalition, succeeded him as prime minister. In 2014 Brown's campaign for continued union and against Scottish independence was generally regarded as more influential than that of members of the British government. He retired from Parliament the following year. Brown has written several books, including a biography (1986) of the socialist parliamentarian James Maxton, Where There Is Greed: Margaret Thatcher and the Betrayal of Britain's Future (1989), and Fair is Efficient: A Socialist Agenda for Fairness (1994).
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Another Mr Brown, Gordon as Prime Minister, liked to call it Boom and Bust but it's not without hope.
Brown, James Farrington, Arthur Brown, Gordon Burrell, George Firth, Joseph Kennedy and young David Burrell all died, with only the boy's father Donald surviving by clinging to the propeller shafts of the upturned boat.
Rob Ablewhite, Andy Brown, Gordon Harrison and Richie Foulkes netted in the 4-1 success over Hale while Harrison and Foulkes were joined on Saturday's scoresheet by Mark Jones as they saw off basement boys Ellesmere Port 3-0.
The case is primarily against Michael Brown, Gordon Spedding and convicted fraudster Anthony Heald, from Sunderland, who were involved in the running of MMS.
EXHIBITION/Laurie Anderson, Trisha Brown, Gordon Matta-Clark: Pioneers of the Downtown Scene, New York 1970s
As the man was bundled away, the audience backed the PM by chanting "Gordon Brown, Gordon Brown".
Those in attendance include Charlie Aitken, Darren Bradley, Des Bremner, Jimmy Brown, Gordon Cowans, Tony Daley, Alan Deakin, Steve Froggatt, Bernie Gallagher, Brian Little, Peter McParland, Tony Morley, Chris Nicholl, Ian Taylor, Garry Thompson, Bobby Thomson, Neil Rioch, Steve Sims and Steve Staunton.
Musicians booked for the festival include John Clayton, Ken Peplowski, Houston Person, Derrick Sims, Mel Brown, Gordon Lee, Andre St.
Brown (1983) and Brown, Gordon, and Ragnarsson (1987) compared the activity choices of well-matched samples of people with SCI (N=22) and those without a disability (N=22).
physical, psychological, social, educational, vocational and environmental areas) (Agerholm, 1975; Brown, Gordon & Diller, 1983; Granger & Gresham, 1984; Halpern & Fuhrer, 1984).