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Gordon Brown was 'misunderstood', says wife Sarah

Sarah Brown, wife of the ex prime minister Gordon, has spoken of her frustrations that her husband was "misunderstood".

Ahead of the publication of her memoir on life at 10 Downing Street, she said Mr Brown's public image was misrepresented...

..."He's still working as an MP - he's still engaged with the international world, making a real difference. Gordon would never walk away."

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So, the man responsible for sinking a whole generation in debt, to pay for services they will never receive was 'misunderstood'?!!! :blink:

As there is nowhere to comment on this 'story', I thought I would post here to gauge public opinion.

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In ancient civilizations, politicians who have failed us as badly as Brown, would fall on their swords, or drink Hemlock, or run themselves a warm bath.....

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Let us not forget that Michael Howard (Dave Cameron) would have done the exact same thing. Left or right they are all the same.

matters not...these guys had the power to correct things.

they chose not to.

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Let us not forget that Michael Howard (Dave Cameron) would have done the exact same thing. ..

I'm sorry, I just can't imagine anyone being as bad as Brown and co (seriously).

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he's still engaged with the international world, making a real difference. Gordon would never walk away.

what on earth does that mean?

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Sarah Brown's main error, is one of grammar and accuracy.

Now, if she omitted the redundant "Was", then her comment might enjoy much greater veracity!

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Gordon Brown and Tony Blair cured me of my socialism.

For that I thank them.

What utter non sense the Tories wanted less regulation and the mess we have now would have been 100 times worse under the conservatives.

Remember David Cameron and osbourne wanted the Irish model over here and look at the mess in Ireland.

Socialism had nothing familiar with labour and has nothing to do with this mess.

I'm not defending the last government just merely pointing out the facts. The real blame is capitalism and the unregulated financial system.

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I'm sorry, I just can't imagine anyone being as bad as Brown and co (seriously).

Didn't Bush do it also? He's on the right. And the LDP in Japan. And so on. They are all Keynesians.

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I'm not defending the last government just merely pointing out the facts. The real blame is capitalism and the unregulated financial system.

We do not have capitaliam. If we did the baks would have been let go bust. We have socialism. In 2-3 decades if we do not change we will be 100% socialist which, if you think about is the same as fascism. The only difference is we still have a semblance of a rule of law and human rights though both of these can easily be taken away by our democratically elected govt.

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Gordon and Phoney were socialists? Boy, they had me fooled!

Gordo socialised the bank losses, my children will be paying for that when im gone

Still, left or right, bankers control both

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12513627

Sarah Brown, wife of the ex prime minister Gordon, has spoken of her frustrations that her husband was "misunderstood".

Ahead of the publication of her memoirs on life at 10 Downing Street, she said Mr Brown's public image was misrepresented.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, she said it did not match the "hard-working, fun, smart, decent man" she married.

She also said that at times her life in Number 10 had been "surreal".

The mother-of-two described one moment when President Karzai of Afghanistan pointed out to her son Fraser that his Lego men looked like Afghans.

She said Fraser's response was to bash them together and shout: "Kill, kill, kill… dead."

There was also the time when she saw Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi ask Naomi Campbell for her phone number, and when pop singer Lily Allen curtseyed to her.

She also tells of her frustration at being unable to buy groceries online, as it was assumed because of the address she gave that her order was a hoax.

Mrs Brown admits there were times when being the wife of the prime minister took its toll.

She describes three fainting fits in the book, which she dubs "little episodes of exhaustion", and even needed to be treated with oxygen after one.

"I was as guilty as anyone of taking on too much. There were days, especially when there had been a lot of foreign travel, when I had to say to the people around me 'Look, I need to take a few days to see the kids'."

Mrs Brown said that her husband would never have dreamed of walking away from politics, even when their daughter Jennifer died in 2002, at just 10 days old.

Despite the "long, never-ending tunnel of grief" she entered, she could not have asked her husband to give up his job.

"I met him as a politician. He is immersed in politics and in public service.

"He's still working as an MP - he's still engaged with the international world, making a real difference. Gordon would never walk away."

'Frustrating position'

Mrs Brown said she was inspired to call her husband a "hero" at the Labour Party Conference in 2009 after watching Hillary Clinton praise Barack Obama in a speech.

"I liked the idea of someone speaking up for someone else - and realised that I'd been carving out a role for myself that involved speaking up for charities and causes, so why not my own husband?"

"When things were going wrong, and I was reading stories about him that simply were not true, I wonder whether I should have got more involved - to say: 'This is just not the case'," she said.

"When I look back on it, maybe the one thing I would have changed about my role is that I would have spoken up more.

"It wasn't fair. It wasn't right. Yet when you are in that moment, you think you have no alternative but to take it. It is the most frustrating position to be in."

Life after Downing Street is a happy one for her husband however, Mrs Brown said.

"He's happy, he's engaged with his work, he's hands-on with the kids - as he always was, despite everything.

"A lot has happened, but I don't think Gordon has changed as a person."

"He's still working as an MP - but has somehow managed to forget where the House of Commons is!

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New Labour = Economic Fascists

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"Gordon would never walk away."

Ain't that the truth! His policies bankrupted the country and he was practically dragged kicking and screaming out of Downing Street.

All I'd say in Brown's defence is that his errors didn't kill as many innocent people as Blair's did. Still, he's similar in that there's clearly not a shred of regret or remorse for what he's done. Just grubby book deals, sickening self justifications and an endless search for another stage to parade his bloated ego on.

Blair, Brown, Balls, Mandelson, Campbell - New Labour really were a real generation of psychopaths.

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I'm not defending the last government just merely pointing out the facts.

That's slightly misleading.. you shouldn't really call predictions "facts". Particularly not exaggerations!

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That's slightly misleading.. you shouldn't really call predictions "facts". Particularly not exaggerations!

Well the fact is that the banks capitalised the profits and socialised the losses. You can't pin that on labour as it was the Tories who wanted to recapitalise the banks using tax payers money.

I blame labour for not controlling house prices and allowing lenders to make huge profits from lending rediculous sums of money to wanna be property tycoons. The unfortunate average joe was then forced to over borrow to buy a home for their family. 150% mortgages etc etc and we all know what happened from there.

Was Brown responsible for the property boom.....YES. Can he be blamed for the banking crisis......No.

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He was so generous with so many peoples' futures. Add on another £1 trillion for the bailout / 'saving the world'.

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Let us not forget that Michael Howard (Dave Cameron) would have done the exact same thing. Left or right they are all the same.

I think the difference is that crash Gordon was the biggest patsy in history. A clueless gimp, like putty in the hands of big business and bankers.

The Tories would have done/are doing exactly the same but they KNOW what they are doing and why they are doing it.

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I think the difference is that crash Gordon was the biggest patsy in history. A clueless gimp, like putty in the hands of big business and bankers.

The Tories would have done/are doing exactly the same but they KNOW what they are doing and why they are doing it.

But what do you base this on, hopefully not the last conservative government which was far worse.

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But what do you base this on, hopefully not the last conservative government which was far worse.

I think crash Gordon really believed his "no more boom and bust" - he said it so many times.

We were told he had an eye for detail - well it must have been his bad eye if he didn't understand his 10p tax debacle. Someone obviously told him to do the 10p tax change to pay for the CGT 40% to 18% and like a clueless gimp he just did it because he didn't know any better.

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