How Brown bounced back

Richards, Steve
November 2008
New Statesman;11/3/2008, Vol. 137 Issue 4921, p14
In this article the author comments on British prime minister Gordon Brown and the ruling Labour Party. He discusses the fact that Brown was unpopular within his party and with the British electorate early in 2008 but recovered a measure of his popularity through his handling of the global financial crisis later in the year. By virtue of his actions Brown managed to retain leadership of his party.


Related Articles

  • Tactical Briefing.  // New Statesman;9/29/2008, Vol. 137 Issue 4916, p18 

    The article, a piece of political satire, purports to be the text of a memo sent weekly to prime minister Gordon Brown. The document is said to be compiled by a group of Labour Party operatives specializing in political spin and disinformation. In this edition the organization discusses ways in...

  • If not Brown, is it Balls? Macintyre, James // New Statesman;2/16/2009, Vol. 138 Issue 4936, p28 

    The article profiles Ed Balls, a British cabinet member and adviser to prime minister Gordon Brown. A number of topics are addressed including Balls' changing opinion on the 2009 financial crisis, the possibility that he is alienating fellow members of the Labour Party and the fact that he...

  • Brown fails to bail out sinking ship. Twigg, Mark // Money Marketing;10/8/2009, p23 

    The article offers the author's view on the highlights of the October 2009 Labour Party conference in Brighton, England. He describes the failure of Prime Minister Gordon Brown to rescue Great Britain's public finance by bailing out banks. He stresses that the conference only shows how much the...

  • Keeping the Tories at bay. Coates, David // Renewal (0968252X);2010, Vol. 18 Issue 1/2, p113 

    The author comments on the impact of the British state of economy in 2010 for British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's government and the British Labour Party. The author explains how the financial crisis is caused by the financial deregulation in Great Britain and the U.S. and Brown's growth...

  • Brown's policy faces first test. Mann, Nyta // New Statesman & Society;6/9/95, Vol. 8 Issue 356, p8 

    Reports on the challenges facing British shadow chancellor Gordon Brown's consultation documents on macro-economic policy and on employment. Wide-scale discussion of the Labour Party's economic policy during its National Policy Forum in Reading; Importance of a stable macro-economic framework...

  • Senior Labour MP says party's economic credibility woes 'down to Brown'. Tolley, Steve // Money Marketing (Online Edition);9/1/2014, p2 

    The article reports on senior British Labour Member of Parliament (MP) Gordon Brown says election strategy which is at the root of Labour's troubles in convincing voters it can be trusted to balance the books.

  • Sideliners. Roth, Andrew // New Statesman & Society;6/10/94, Vol. 7 Issue 306, p9 

    Recounts some of Gordon Brown's weaknesses leading to his withdrawal on the Labour leadership race. Economic relations with the European Commission after being named as the party's treasury spokesman; Stance on Keynesian planning and redistribution; Response on issues of high taxing.

  • We need to talk about Gordon. Sen, Hopi // Renewal (0968252X);2011, Vol. 19 Issue 3/4, p6 

    The author reflects on Gordon Brown's premiership which was allegedly a failure leading to a consequence that the Labour Party will not win a general election. The author explained that Briown failed because he had not developed a political strategy that could function in the medium term without...

  • Follow my leader in the media. Cole, John // New Statesman & Society;5/20/94, Vol. 7 Issue 303, p8 

    Focuses on the media treatment of the death of British Labour Party leader John Smith. Attempt to use his death as national political catharsis; Role in selection of Labour Party leader; Electorate's limited knowledge of candidates; Likelihood of Gordon Brown's succession of Smith.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics