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Future Connector: Gordon Brown

December 13th, 2010
03:05 PM ET

The downfall could not have been more dramatic. After one of the shortest tenures of Downing Street for almost 50 years - Gordon Brown ended his term as UK prime minister in May of this year.

The move was inevitable after the center-right Conservative party beat Labour in the general election, ending 13 years of rule by the center-left party.

Brown had a rocky term as Prime Minister and had to lead the country through one of the worst financial downturns in history. The tough economic conditions were in stark contrast to the years he spent as Chancellor of the Exchequer during the economic boom of the 90s.

Brown, who stepped down as leader of the Labour party in May is now out with a new book called "Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalization."

The book offers insights into the events that led to the financial crisis and the reaction of world leaders. Brown also provides measures that he believes the world should adopt in order to maintain fiscal stability.

Here's your chance to have your questions answered by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Please leave your questions for Brown below and be sure to tell us where you're writing from.

soundoff (163 Responses)
  1. Pol Henrotte

    How did you feel on the 2nd day after your nomination, when you heard of the discovered car bombs in London? That starts well...?
    Pol Henrotte / Luxembourg

    December 13, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Reply
  2. UK Taxpayer

    Why did he leave the UK in such an appalling state?

    December 13, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Reply
  3. One of his many victims

    Why bother! the man is a deluded control freak.

    December 13, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  4. 2by4

    Do you think that the DOle has contrubuted to England's economic woes.
    The welfare system has made part of theEnglish society work shy causing innovation to have stifiled

    December 13, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  5. David

    Who is responsible for ensuring that you turn up for work everyday?

    Also, is the taxpayer paying for your book promotion trip?

    December 13, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Reply
  6. David Lewis

    Yes and he sold off our gold reserves as well

    December 13, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Reply
  7. Luis

    when you first entered downing street as the Prime Minister did you have any idea what was going to lie ahead?

    December 13, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Reply
  8. Jennifer

    Which political scene do you think gets nastier – that in the US or that in Britain?

    December 13, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Reply
  9. Joseph K

    A lot of people blame you for leaving the UK in such a terrible economic state, do you honestly think you could have done nothing else?

    December 13, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Reply
  10. kieran walsh

    Do you think that there will ever be a statue of yourself in Trafalgar Square erected by the British people as a tribute to you?

    December 13, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Reply
  11. Martin L, Manchester, UK

    Do you still believe the decisions you made during the onset of the financial crisis were the right ones, and what effect do you think the UK coalition government's spending decisions will have?

    December 13, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Reply
  12. Jon Tomes

    Do you feel even a shred of guilt over ruining the finances and social structure of Britain purely for the sake of trying to perpetuate your 'job' as head of a corrupt, war-mongering and incompetent political party?

    December 13, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Reply
  13. Tom

    Do you feel any guilt about trashing peoples pensions by taxing them at £5 Billion per year?

    December 13, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Reply
  14. jaspreet

    where were you on 11th september 2001 and what were your intial reactions?

    December 13, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Reply
  15. Donald McNokia - Stockholm

    You were an unelected PM and left the UK in an enormous fiscal and social mess. Why should the UK tax payer continue to fund your ego driven book jaunts?

    December 13, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Reply
  16. Bryan

    Do you still feel resentment towards Blair?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Reply
  17. Luther Blissett

    Were you ever abused as a child?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Reply
  18. Guido Fawkes

    Do you think it a little contemptuous for the taxpayer to go on a book tour and not do your job as a member of parliament?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Reply
  19. mike

    Why did you build up the fiscal deficit before the banking crises?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Reply
  20. Daniel Moore

    Why did you leave the U.K in such an awful state when you got it in such a good state, oh and thanks for the debt i'll have to pay off. Worst PM ever.

    December 13, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Reply
  21. AndyB

    Why do you think that it's right for you to be paid as an MP, when you've only spent a handful of days in the House of Commons during the current parliament – and much of this time you've spent writing your book?

    Shouldn't you refund this money to the British people?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Reply
  22. Paul

    Stop claiming that you saved the world by doing what was patently obvious – You left the UK in a terrible financial state and are now promoting a book instead of serving your constituents

    December 13, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Reply
  23. ben

    Do you think it's reasonable to charge people £20 to hear your take on the financial crisis you presided over when, as someone who is, lets not forget, still an MP and elected representative, you could just turn up to the debates in parliament and have your words printed in Hansard for free?

    Is the writing of this book the reason for your risible attendance record in parliament since May and do you think that's fair on your constituents?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Reply
  24. E

    Why did you run a deficit from 2002, if you hadn't the country would have been left in a state to actually follow Keynesian policies rather than try and borrow its way out of debt.
    Have you any shame that you lived on credit for so long?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Reply
  25. Matt C

    At what point are you going to apologise for spending the money I haven't earned yet and mortgaging my future? (I'm 20 years old)

    Also when are you going to start turning up for work again?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Reply
  26. Pat Potter

    Can I have my pension back ?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Reply
  27. leomann

    How can you still claim to represent your constituency when you've only entered Parliament a handful of times since since May? Leo in Cornwall

    December 13, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Reply
  28. Ian Ochaye

    In a day when local government cuts are announced – how much guilt do you feel for the misery your actions have inflicted on the people you claimed to be leading?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Reply
  29. Chris

    Do you feel bad for British taxpayers for still drawing a wage as an MP despite not voting in ~96% of votes since you disappeared from public life, and instead using the time to write a book?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Reply
  30. leomann

    Gold is at record price? Any comment?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Reply
  31. SimonG_1

    I have a few questions:

    1) When will you apologise to the UK taxpayer for your disastrous time as chancellor and PM?

    2) If you're unwilling to be in Westminster shouldn't you stand down as an MP?

    3) When you arranged a deal at a cocktail party for a bank that was performing well to take over a bank that wasn't doing well did you ever consider that you were making a bad decision or were you just thinking of the Labour voters that worked for the failing bank?

    4) Why did you make Fred The Shred a peer?

    5) Do you reflect on the fact that you're possibly the most reviled PM in history and most people consider you mentally ill?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Reply
  32. Chris Whittington

    1. Why did you not recognise several years ago that the policy of low interest rates and cheap money was creating dangerous bubbles in real estate and the stock markets?

    2. Why did you not realise several years ago that the housing bubble would go pop and that this, combined with high personal debt levels, would lead to impoverishment of those seduced into borrowing more than they could afford (debt deflation spiral)?

    3. How is more debt the answer to a debt crisis of too much debt?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Reply
  33. J

    How many mobile phones did you break in your 21 months as Prime Minister?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Reply
  34. Susie

    Why did you, as Chancellor, announce your intention to sell 75% of Britain's gold reserves the week before you sold it?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Reply
  35. Hedley Lamarr

    I have a few questions:

    1) Why did you promote light touch and ineffective regulation of the financial sector in the UK during your time as Chancellor?
    2) Why did you keep saying the financial crisis 'started in America' to UK audiences when clearly UK institutions were guilty of the same practices at the same time – for which you had a responsibility?
    3) Did you think it prudent to overspend, or in your own words 'invest' by £197bn during 2002-2007 when you should have been paying down debt – which effectively left us with no money to tackle the financial crisis?
    4) How do you answer the many criticisms that you were an ineffective, indecisive and bullying leader at both the Treasury and at No.10?
    5) Are you proud of the team of hatchet men you assembled around you – Balls, Watson, McBride, Austin etc – to do your smear your political opponents both from your own party and the opposition?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Reply
  36. tomdaylight

    Writing from England.

    Why did you lie about net migration figures in the leaders' debates?

    Why did you pretend while you were Chancellor and Prime Minister that you were the UK's foremost expert in finance and economics while in your book you profess to being an amateur? Would you care to apologise for misleading voters, civil servants and politicians this way? Would you apologise for treating the UK's public finances as though it was some kind of grand, personal, scientific experiment, as your book seems to infer, rather than a solemn duty of care, at which you utterly failed?

    Is it true that you were angry, when civil servants gave you your first briefing as Chancellor, that the Conservatives had left the UK economy and public finances in terrific shape?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Reply
  37. Emma

    If the job of IMF managing director becomes available in the near future, and you were selected to head the IMF, what specific policies and initiatives would you propose in order to reform the world's financial system?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Reply
  38. Richard

    Why on earth didn't you put any money aside during the economically prosperous times? Did you honestly believe that you could keep on extending and extending the economic cycle?

    During the good times why on earth couldn't you balance the budget?

    Do you over-extend your home finances the way you did the country's?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Reply
  39. leomann

    The "Tri-partite" system of banking regulation you created utterly failed. What would you have done differently?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Reply
  40. John H

    (Writing from London, under a cloud with a brown lining).

    Do you have a message for the young people of the UK?

    I'm thinking particularly of the little girl my wife is expecting next month, and who will bear the lifelong burden of your myopia, waste, profligacy, class-war tribalism, treasonous cack-handedness, and incompetence.

    Would now be a good time to invest in Krugerrands for my daughter, like my parents did for me?

    And since she will spend a lifetime paying your bills, including £5bn for two useless aircraft carriers just to keep one man in his job, is there any prospect of him turning up to work?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Reply
  41. Prodicus

    When are you going to apologise to the people of the United Kingdom for creating our biggest ever boom and worst ever bust, during which you borrowed billions which our grandchildren will be repaying long after you are dead, and how do you see your place in British history?

    December 13, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Reply
  42. James

    As the worst Prime Minister in UK history and the chancellor who sold our gold at the bottom of the market, is responsible for the biggest bust after ranting about abolishing boom and bust, in our history. How is it you are not on trial for Treason!!!!

    December 13, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Reply
  43. daytour 3

    i blame you for devolution the worst thing ever , pension raid economic mess ,and not realising your own limitations and using your wife please stay away

    December 13, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Reply
  44. citizen-UK

    Gordon Brown, Why did you interfere in the investigation of Kate + Gerry McCann ?

    Why did you urge the Portuguese to remove Goncalo Amaral ?

    Why did you and Jacqui Smith visit McCanns local Police station shortly after they fled Portugal ?

    Have you read Goncalo Amaral's Book "The Truth of The Lie" ?

    December 13, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Reply
  45. Tony

    Your book includes a long bibliography of academic and political books that you have used to develop your thinking on the crash.

    Which modern economist do you think has the most pursuasive answers to the financial crisis: Krugman? Stiglitz? Cable?

    December 13, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Reply
  46. Andie R

    Do you regret standing up in the house of commons and proclaiming an end to boom & bust?

    December 13, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Reply
  47. Mark L

    Do you regret repeatedly using the very hubristic term "No more boom and bust" ?

    Do you not feel any regret about the complete and utter mess you and your Government made of the UK economy through your 10 years of reckless spending, waste and borrowing?

    Do you feel any guild about the poverty and misery you have caused the British people who will now be paying off your debts for the next 50 years.

    As a result of the above have you ever considered taking your own life?

    December 13, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Reply
  48. Chay Asquith-Smythe

    Although the British taxpayers are paying your salary, you don't feel the need to turn up to Parliament and would rather write and then promote your book.

    After bankrupting Britain, do you not feel this is adding insult to injury?

    December 13, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Reply
  49. Former Labour Voter

    Can you name any occasion when you told the British people the truth?

    What advice would you give to the current UK government to deal with your legacy of massive debt and deficit?

    The general election was seven months ago. When do you intend to actually turn up in Parliament to represent your constituents?

    Why did you use your wife and children as human shields?

    Why were you such a disaster as Prime Minister?

    How many rocking horses do you have in your collection?

    December 13, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Reply
  50. Chris Whittington

    4. Why did you sell all the gold at the bottom of the market?

    December 13, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Reply
  51. Former Labour Voter

    You were at the heart of the world economic system during the late 90's and 00's, lecturing and hectoring other leaders. Do you feel any responsibility for the worst world economic crash since the early 20th century, or was the disaster wholly the fault of the USA, as you constantly told the British public?

    Are people right to fear the consequences of you being made head of the IMF?

    December 13, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Reply
  52. Nick

    Mr McDoom. What makes you think that anyone in their right mind would take any notice of what you write on economics?
    Your management of the UK economy was shambolic.
    Your abilities to manage and govern were imbecilic.

    Why have you continued to take an MPs salary whilst writing your book at home? Presumably you are only happy when you keep taking from us.

    December 13, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Reply
  53. UK Taxpayer

    Why do people call you a Huhne?

    December 13, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Reply
  54. Mike Naylor

    Hi Mr Ex Prime Minister,

    I was never really a fan of yours until I read your recent book. I'm still not.
    Do you want to borrow a map to find your way to your day job, the one that the taxpayer pays for, in the House of Commons, London, England?

    December 13, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Reply
  55. Mike Naylor

    Do you prefer, Ed Miliband, David Miliband or the Steve Miller Band?

    December 13, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Reply
  56. GB resident and not proud

    As you are still a Member of Parliament why do you not seem to turn up nowadays?

    Have they stopped paying you? If not what is the problem?

    December 13, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Reply
  57. Anna Gram

    Can you explain which economist you prefer?
    Until what age do you think people should work?
    Nick Clegg; could you have worked with him?
    To whom do you look up to most in the world?

    December 13, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Reply
  58. Mark Oaten

    What are your favourite pastimes?

    December 13, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Reply
  59. Dick the Prick

    Did Blair scupper you completely?

    December 13, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Reply
  60. Phil McCavity

    Hi I'm from Rosyth, Scotland!

    What names do you think we ought to call the new aircraft carriers?

    I was thinking HMS Gerry and HMS Mandering. Has a nice ring to it.

    December 13, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Reply
  61. London Calling

    Do you regret making that gut wrenching No10 video when you broke out in to your 'special' smile?

    December 13, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Reply
  62. D McBryde

    London, England

    Mr Brown, what is your favourite brand of phone?

    December 13, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Reply
  63. P Doff

    Cantebury, England

    What is you best achievement?
    Any tips for David Miliband, the new leader?
    Name your favourite pop group – is it still the Artic Rolls?
    Kirkcaldy or Kansas?
    Ever wished for something?
    Ready for retirement?

    December 13, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Reply
  64. R.McGeddon

    DO YOU AGREE THIS WOULD MAKE A FITTING OPENING
    FOR YOUR BOOK ?

    Gordon, oh Gordon you took us all for fools.
    You lied about 'Prudence' and your 'Golden Rules'.
    You plundered our pensions and decimated our savings,
    We got fed up of listening to your 'global' ravings.
    Blair claimed you're a genius; he lied to us too.
    The 'British' economy is in deep doggy-doo.
    'No BOOMS, NO BUSTS !' you used to shout out.
    That was all hubris, of that there's no doubt.

    You banged on and on about your Presbyterian daddy,
    Born a son of the manse and raised in Kircaldy.
    Just how would he regard you, with disgust or with pride ?
    Having watched you for years as you stood there and lied ?
    You ruined our country, we nearly became a basket case.
    Moody’s and the others had planned to remove our triple A’s
    Yet you were still in denial, saying we were ‘uniquely placed’
    Have a long look in the mirror, your reflection is two-faced !

    December 13, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Reply
  65. Nick Wilson

    Why have you secluded yourself to write a book for the past 6 months rather than earning your MP's salary by representing your constituents in the House of Commons?

    Why do you feel proud of your record, which is to created the biggest annual budget deficit in history, whilst expanding the national debt to crippling levels, wrecking our armed services and over-taxing & over-regulating our businesses?

    What are your comments on heading the most corrupt government & Labour Parliamentarians in modern history?

    Why did you allow Damian McBride to work (literally) alongside you whilst he (and other Downing St staff) allegedly invented lies to destroy the public reputation of political opponents, their families and even your own colleagues?

    December 13, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Reply
  66. simon russell

    Before you married Sarah, would you say that Dorothy was your closest friend?

    December 13, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Reply
  67. Sarf of the River

    How do you think blaming the Americans for the financial meltdown in the UK at every opportunity with the constant "it started in America" refrain will go down over there Gordon?

    December 13, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Reply
  68. julian gardner

    As the most hated prime minister in uk history, is it really true you destroyed Great Britain because you hate the English.

    December 13, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Reply
  69. bramhallbones

    Poor Gordon did his best..........therin lies the problem

    December 13, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Reply
  70. A.carr

    After 13 long years of bringing the country to it's knees, did your party deliberately lose the election because you could not face the clean up job, knowing full well that whoever takes over would have the usual riots? Ther is always a cycle of Tory boom and labour bust.

    December 14, 2010 at 2:06 am | Reply
  71. Disgusted of Fraserburgh

    My father worked and paid taxes so you could have a tax payer paid university education, do you think that you stealing his pension and enslaving his grandchildren's grandchildren to a lifetime of debt repayments is a fair reward for his endeavours?

    December 14, 2010 at 4:09 am | Reply
  72. paulC

    I knew you when you were rector at Edinburgh University. You were intellectually second rate, manipulative and a bully. How did you manage to overcome these character faults to become leader of New Labour?

    December 14, 2010 at 5:21 am | Reply
  73. Michael Taylor

    Do you think your own character flaws (lust for power, vanity, cowardice etc) were responsible for the complete fiscal, financial, political and ethical mess in which you left the country?

    December 14, 2010 at 10:47 am | Reply
  74. Fubar Saunders

    At what point did it become as clear to you as it did to all of us that you were spectacularly ill-equipped for the job that you had coveted for so long?

    December 14, 2010 at 10:47 am | Reply
  75. Mick

    Mr Brown, why are you in the USA when you are being paid as an MP and your duties are to represent your constituency in the matters of the business being conducted at the House of Commons in Westminster, London?

    December 14, 2010 at 10:48 am | Reply
  76. sres

    Recently you said you would not return to national politics, my question is, when are you going to resign your position as an MP and give the people of Kirkaldy the much needed representation that they need in the Palace of Westminster?

    December 14, 2010 at 10:54 am | Reply
  77. Bob

    Do you accept that your descision to sell off British gold reserves cost the taxpayer £2bn? The slump in gold price this caused is known as the "Brown bottom" are you proud to be thus immortalised?

    December 14, 2010 at 11:02 am | Reply
  78. David H

    Why do you think we taxpayers should pay for the Sky subscription in your flat in Westminster? In answering this question please bear in mind that as Chancellor and as PM we also provided you with a Downing Street residence and a country home.

    Other than for tax planning purposes, why did you transfer ownership of your flat to your wife?

    Why would you think the taxpayer should pay for your book tour, and for that matter the time it has taken you to write it? Please write a letter to your employer detailing the reasons for your absence from paid work since May 2010.

    December 14, 2010 at 11:03 am | Reply
  79. A net giver

    Gordon, Gordon, Gordon. Why did you bother? In hindsight, do you think it would have been more prudent not to have had anything to do with politics?

    "An end to boom and bust"?!? Muppetry of the highest order! This is just one of many of your ideas (many mentioned above) that have led the fabulous (and fabulously let down) people of Great Britain to consider you a complete woman's front bottom!

    December 14, 2010 at 11:04 am | Reply
  80. Mark

    Given that one of your mantras was "no reward for failure" will you be returning the generous pension and remuneration given you to the UK PLC to attempt to compensate for your appalling tenure?

    December 14, 2010 at 11:04 am | Reply
  81. Ian Michie

    Mr Brown,

    You set up the FSA, you set the conditions & regulatory framework that led to the housing bubble, you sold Britains gold reserves at the bottom of the market, you devalued our currency – having read your book I did not see the word "sorry" appear once.

    Do you want to use this opportunity to apologise to the british taxpayers & the future generations of British taxpayers yet born who will be paying for your ruinous tenure in Government?

    December 14, 2010 at 11:05 am | Reply
  82. RP

    Good morning,
    I bought Gold In 1999 since when it has returned an annunal return of over 16%. Do you think it is time to sell Gold ?

    December 14, 2010 at 11:06 am | Reply
  83. SamG

    Gordo

    Why aren't you in Westminster doing the job the taxpayer pays you to do? These are the very same taxpayers who, along with their children and grandchildren, have been saddled with the debt run up by your wasteful, tribal government that has unquestionably left the country in a worse state than it found it.

    Thanks!

    Sam

    December 14, 2010 at 11:09 am | Reply
  84. Julian

    Do you agree with the statement that you are the worst Prime Minister in living memory?

    And will you ever turn up at work, in the House of Commons?

    Also, why did you put in all those expenses on your "second home" when you were living in a grace-and-favour house in Downing Street and only owned one house in your constituency (your wife owning another property in her own name)?

    December 14, 2010 at 11:10 am | Reply
  85. Albert Hall

    When will you be apologising for leaving our country in such an appalling state? When will you begin to represent your constituents, we have been paying you to do so since May yet you spend our money writing a book absolving you from all blame.

    December 14, 2010 at 11:10 am | Reply
  86. Resident of Glasgow

    you squandered billions of pounds on your clients states of public servants and benefits, mortgaged the future with PFI, you allowed immigrants into the country by the million who suck money from the public purse or take jobs from UK workers, you deregulated the banks to the point of insanity, you penny pinched our armed forces into penury, destroyed the pensions of millions of people, sold our gold at rock bottom prices, inflated the property market to generate a consumer led unsustainable spending bubble, allowed personal and public debt to run out of control and finally you continue to accept an MP's salary while hiding in your home writing a book about how you were right and everyone else was wrong.
    How do you think you will be remembered? As a fool or as a traitor to the UK?

    December 14, 2010 at 11:11 am | Reply
  87. rogerb

    Dorset England

    Did you really sign a long term contract that requires the Treasury to pay £875 for a christmas tree ?

    Have you apologised to Jim Chanos and Paul Singer for ignoring their warnings about risks in commercial banks from risky assets in april 2007?

    December 14, 2010 at 11:11 am | Reply
  88. Kiki

    Do you regret supporting the Iraq war?
    If you are such a financial expert why did you not see the crash coming?
    given that you are all over President Obama do you not think its a bit rich blaming the crash on Amercia?
    Why have you not been turning up for work?
    How did you feel presiding over a corrupt expenses system that saw the british public funding the porn industry?
    why did you try to cling on to power when it was clear you had lost?
    do you feel proud of your spinners?
    why did you hold the british people in such contempt that when a voter asked about immigration she was labelled as 'ignorant'
    why are you so deluded?
    how much of your book sales and international speaking revenut will you give to charity?
    are you proud of yourself?
    any chance you could apologise to my sons who will have to pay your debt?
    why are you so utterly utterly useless?

    December 14, 2010 at 11:11 am | Reply
  89. Talwin

    Is there any chance that you will do Great britain just one favour and stay in the US?

    December 14, 2010 at 11:13 am | Reply
  90. Unhappy lady

    As Chancellor of the Exchequer in thrall to bankers and big business you sold off the country's assets at rock-bottom prices, ran up the most appalling debts, hid countless billions of PFI and PPI debt to keep them off the balance sheets (and for our children to pay) , while at the same time, following Margaret Thatcher's legacy of allowing our core industries to languish and die. How could you, a supposed brilliant economist believe that your financial house of cards wouldn't eventually crash down round your ears?

    December 14, 2010 at 11:15 am | Reply
  91. Brighton Taxpayer

    Do you feel any sense of sadness about the appalling state of the UK economy and social fabric you bequeathed to your successors, a state SOLEY brought about by your actions and decisions.

    December 14, 2010 at 11:18 am | Reply
  92. Matthew Palmer

    why do you think tony blair a left of centre politician went out of his way to befreind the most right wing president of America. Causing the invasion of IRAQ on false pretences and thousands of deaths.

    December 14, 2010 at 11:18 am | Reply
  93. SamG

    Do you think you got a good deal for our nation's gold reserves? Because you're mad if you do.

    December 14, 2010 at 11:25 am | Reply
  94. Mike

    Will you ever apologise for spending money like a drunken sailor and trashing our economy and my kid's future? And why are you not in Parliament earning the living we pay you for?

    December 14, 2010 at 11:26 am | Reply
  95. Alex

    You tax my pension out of existence, but is it correct you will draw a guaranteed pension for life based on 50% of the future prime ministerial salary.

    December 14, 2010 at 11:28 am | Reply
  96. Jonathan

    Do you think it is fair that you are employeed by the state to work, but instead of carrying out parlimentary duties you wrote a book. Your record in office of hiding debt in PFI is outrageous, so what are you trying to prove with your book.

    December 14, 2010 at 11:31 am | Reply
  97. purpleline

    Do you still believe it was a good idea to sell half the country's Gold reserves at an average price of $256 and buy Euro's? Among the many mistakes you made surely this one must haunt you daily as the rate is in the headlines for all to see.

    December 14, 2010 at 11:34 am | Reply
  98. George

    Did you actually believe that you could 'abolish boom and bust'?

    Why did you keep on borrowing even when times were good?

    Why aren't you in Parliament, representing your constitency as you are paid to do?

    December 14, 2010 at 11:35 am | Reply
  99. Anne Academic

    Why did it take you 10 years to get a PhD? Aren't most students kicked out long before then?

    December 14, 2010 at 11:40 am | Reply
  100. Outlier

    How does it feel to be probably one of Britains' least liked and most ridiculed Prime Ministers?

    December 14, 2010 at 11:44 am | Reply
  101. Mordwinoff

    Did you offer a peerage to Victor Blank when you persuaded him to take over the HBOS thereby ruining LLOYDS TSB and losing the shareholders a fortune. ?

    December 14, 2010 at 11:56 am | Reply
  102. John of London

    Do you think, "A big boy did it and ran away," is a reasonable explanation of your destruction of the UK economy?

    December 14, 2010 at 11:58 am | Reply
  103. homebynow@hotmail.com

    Do you believe that history will judge you even less kindly?

    Perhaps as the UK's very own Kim Jong-Il.

    People can be unlucky or find themselves in dificult situations like Nick Clegg. But you were unsuitable to be leader from the very beginning with significant psychological problems

    December 14, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Reply
  104. Tim Johnson

    You claimed that you had abolished boom and bust. What went wrong?

    December 14, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Reply
  105. Greychatter

    Not many Gordon fans here – any wonder?

    Wonder he will end up – IMF or along side his mate Robert (Pensions) Maxwell?

    December 14, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Reply
  106. MacTavish

    My question is this:

    when are you going to answer all the above questions?

    December 14, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Reply
  107. George

    Mr Brown, as a historian, can you recall any Prime Minister who did a worse job than you, or a Chancellor who caused more damage?

    December 14, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Reply
  108. Andrew

    I have some questions:

    1. Immigration – Why did you wilfully dismantle the UK's border controls? Do you accept that this was a project to boost the number of Labour voters ?

    2. Gold – Why did you, against all advice, sell the UK's gold reserves at the bottom of the market ? Worse, why on earth did you stupidly announce that you were going to do this ahead of the actual sale? Are you completely stupid?

    3. Mortgage market – Why did you not insist that banks demanded minimum deposits and minimum loan-to-value and load-to-repayment criteria for mortgages – like france, Germany etc. Do you ackonwledge that the absence of these controls enabled mortgage loans to push house prices higher and price out first time buyers from the market?

    4. You say it was a global downturn that started in america. Then can you tell me why Switzerland, Canada and Australia (and many other countries with proper mortgage lending controls) did not suffer in a similar way? Why did these countries, all of which had proper mortgage lending controls, escape the recession?

    5. Why are younot attending work?

    6. Pensions – Why did you wilfully destroy the UK Private pension industry? Do you acknowledge that this removed a significant incentive to save and to support oneself?

    7. Education – Why did you preside over a comprehensive debasement and reduction in standards in our education system?

    8. PC – Why did you allow the neo-marxist vehicle of Political Correctness come to dominate the UK? Why is it that someone who legitimately voices concerns over excessive immigration is now shouted-down as a racist?

    9. Public sector – do you accept that through employing almost 1 million public sector workers, that you boosted the natural constituency of the Labour Party without any thought to the waste you were creating?

    10. Islam – do you acknowledge that you have collaborated in the future Islamisiation of the UK? Why do you wilfully reject the fact that Islam is a violent, Imperial religion ?

    11. Why did you not restrict the number of children who are eligible for Child Benefit to 3 per family? Why should someone receive money simply for having kids whilst someone else makes a grown-up choices about whether or not they can afford children? Why have you created a system where, whilst out of work, someone who has had 7 kids under this system then finds it impossible to find a job that can pay for their family?

    12. Why did you pursue policies that consistently destroyed an individuals incentive to be self-sufficient ?

    December 14, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Reply
  109. misterned

    "The tough economic conditions were in stark contrast to the years he spent as Chancellor of the Exchequer during the economic boom of the 90s."

    WHAT? Who created the economic boom of the 90's? The tories and then labour took that boom, used it as collateral on loans and then pissed the lot + 150 Billion pounds more per year, away.

    Gordon Brown was a massive disastrous mistake.

    December 14, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Reply
  110. Michael

    Mr Brown, why are such a bully who never accepts responsibility for your mistakes and always blames others, including even your own wife when you kicked a bin at her and screamed abuse over embarrassing headlines about your expenses claims?

    December 14, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Reply
  111. Ray

    Why did you ruin my private pension?

    Why did you make me lose 90% of the value of my Lloyds TSB shares that I bought using the SAYE scheme whilst I worked for a Lloyds subsidiary?

    Also, part of my pension planning was based on Lloyds dividends that no longer exist.

    Why did you raise so many taxes and then waste the proceeds giving the money away to people who didn't want to work?

    Why are you such a prat?

    December 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Reply
  112. Phil H

    Are you proud of the part you played in changing the fabric of our society with your open borders policy allowing mass immigration to the UK?

    Do you now recognise that the road to prosperity lies with a strong private sector rather than a bloated inefficient public sector?

    December 14, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Reply
  113. Sarf of the River

    Get back to Westminster! What on earth are you doing going on jollies around the world when you have a full time job for heaven's sake?

    Is it a good example to set the millions of "hard working families" you are famous for apparently knowing something of? I call it "bunking off".

    If you have forgotten where your office is here's some assistance.

    http://www.parliament.uk/

    Get back to work and stop attempting to puff up your irredeemably tarnished image outside the country you have so utterly destroyed.

    Really, get back to work now!

    December 14, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Reply
  114. T in York

    Will you bother answering any of the questions above ??

    December 14, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Reply
  115. Harry

    Does Sarah manage the finances in your house ?

    December 14, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Reply
  116. brian

    1) As a member of Parliament who represented a Scottish constituency, why did you think that it was fair to vote of matters purely for England, when members of Parliament who represent an English constituency could not vote of matters that affect only Scotland?

    2) Did you regard yourself as First Minister Of England?

    3) Why did you not change the Barnett Formula, a formula that discriminates against England?

    Brian, ENGLAND, NOT BRITAIN.

    December 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Reply
  117. Phil

    I've read most of the comments which have more than covered his shortcomings.
    My question is "Why have you never given a straight answer to a straight question in the HOC?"

    December 14, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Reply
  118. SimonA

    Why did you allow such wanton abuse of the expenses system ?

    December 14, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Reply
  119. Andrew

    Until the year 2000 I used to live in the UK. I was 30 back then.

    I have a first class degree and a Masters from the LSE.

    However, I left the UK because I became sick to the core about the direction in which you were taking the UK.

    The straw that broke this camel's back was the demented and vidictive (but wholly in character) way in which you destroyed the UK Pension system.

    After that, aside from the appalling transport, the debased education system, the bloated public sector and the sky-rocketing crime rates, it simply wasn't worth living in the UK.

    You drove me out. I took with me my degree, my masters, my taxes, my children and my energy and desire to look after myself.

    You should be ashamed of yourself that you created a system where people of all classes are actively dis-incentivised to look after themselves.

    You shameful wastrel.

    December 14, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Reply
  120. jgm2

    How do you explain that when Ladi Di died the BBC were totally unprepared and ended up playing funereal music for 24 hours while they got their act together and yet when you were forced to bail out the UK banks one Monday morning, events we were led to believe that had arisen and escalated overnight, the BBC had a full-on song and dance spectacular already lined up with 1980's archive footage explaining how it was all a failure of Thatcher's 'Big Bang' and reckless bankers. And the Americans of course.

    And no mention at all of your government's incompetent economic policy, your incompetent FSA or your reckless borrowing and squandering.

    Any ideas why that might be?

    Did this rewriting of history explain the 'spring' in your step identified by many commentators at the time. The same kind of 'spring' in the step OJ Simpson had when he walked out of court a free man.

    December 14, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Reply
  121. sammy

    as prime minister you boasted of 70,000apprenticships you obviously dont know what a real apprenticeship is my grandson has ejust received an imressive document congradulating on becoming an electricianafter six months in colledge three days per week no job of course put not your trust in princesare you proud ?

    December 14, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Reply
  122. Graham

    Do you accept responsibility for the destruction of private pensions in the UK by taxing them at £5 Billion per year? and the fallout of the loss of this money from the stock market which creates private industry employment.

    December 14, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Reply
  123. jgm2

    Is it your contention that if there had been no 'credit crunch' then we could have simply all kept on borrowing even more money we don't have indefinitely or was the 'credit crunch' simply inevitable after ten years of the UK (and US) living beyond our means.

    In retrospect not much of an economic policy was it really?

    December 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Reply
  124. jeremyp99

    Dear Gordon,

    Thank you for destroying my pension. Now I am taxed on it twice. Not only that, as a low earner now, you doubled the tax rate I pay. I don't expect you to apologise, as you don't know how to, and you are always right. Frankly, I believe you to be personality disordered, and it is to the Labour Party's eternal shame that they waved you into Number 10 knowing that.

    Do us a favour. Go away, and do penance.

    December 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Reply
  125. Oldrightie

    Why did you destroy the pension savings of millions of people whilst pocketing a huge pension for yourself?

    December 14, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Reply
  126. mrs duffy

    Do you still think I am a bigot ?

    December 14, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Reply
  127. mr rock enhorsey

    How much of our deficit payments each week are made up of just the interest on all the money you borrowed and sqandered.

    ( clue – it is more than 0% )

    December 14, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Reply
  128. Mr. Goldfinger

    Mr. Brown, do you think that I may be the only one to thank you for your actions as Chancellor?

    On the advice of a friend in "finance" who thought that you were a wrong 'un from the very start, I bought a bucket-load of gold at rock-bottom rates as the price dropped just after you announced that you were going to sell Great Britain's – it must be nice to have a price crash named after you.

    I'm sitting pretty now that the chaos that you sowed has bloomed. Crashing property prices, fire sales of bankrupt stock and companies, bargain rates on cars, cheap lines of credit using my gold as collateral – it's great.

    My prestige has been enhanced and I'm rich. And my gold protects me against the ravages of inflation that will sweep our once-proud nation as your idea of quantitative easing is abandoned after the banks have taken the cash and run. I can buy drinks for any woman that I want, I can jet around the World with the stars, burning fossil fuels like there's no tomorrow, I can stay in top-end hotels at bargain rates due to businessmen now being forced to stay in budget chains.

    Thank you, Mr. Brown, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

    December 14, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Reply
  129. Alan

    Mr Brown,

    Many prominent psychologists say they think you may suffer from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). In order for a person to be diagnosed with NPD they must meet five or more of the following symptoms:
    * Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
    * Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
    * Believes that he or she is "special" and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
    * Requires excessive admiration
    * Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
    * Is exploitative of others, e.g., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
    * Lacks empathy, e.g., is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
    * Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her
    *Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

    Would you not agree that you meet all the above symptoms?

    December 14, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Reply
  130. Jim

    Is it right that you continue to receive the salary of an MP while not attending parliament for months on end and writing your autobiography?

    December 14, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Reply
  131. PT Barnum

    1. Do you consider yourself to be Gerald Ford to Blair's Richard Nixon? If not, why not?

    2. As a son of the manse, do you believe you will be forgiven for your crimes against humanity and decency unless you demonstrate genuine contrition?

    3. Other than the one recorded incident, who else have you called a bigot when in private?

    December 14, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Reply
  132. sammy

    r.brawn your government promised in1997 to
    1 protect old people against having to sell their homes to pay for care
    2 reconnect the old ge pension to what it used to be

    your party then heard of a pole that had found that pensioners
    usually voted conservatie after which they renaged on these p
    promises
    ihink your attitude to older folk became apparent when you
    met that old lady during the election and called her a biggot
    we may be old but we dont forget
    im right am i not

    December 14, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Reply
  133. Dan Rockfort

    Dear Mr Brown,

    While you weren't solely responsible for the worldwide recession, you could have protected the UK from it by stricter mortgage/lending regulation; proper bank regulation; not selling our gold at the bottom of the market; and not dis-incentivising work and saving with your massive raid on pensions.

    Why? And why did you decide on socialist intervention and subsidy for the banks that caused the mess, while everyone else has to suffer cold, hard capitalism.

    Now you have ushered in a dangerous, right wing coalition that is intent on slashing the public services that made ours a civilised, cohesive society. Naturally, you and your family will be protected, while the rest of us suffer.

    December 14, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Reply
  134. Tony in Wales

    Gordon who?

    December 14, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Reply
  135. Truth Required

    (From England) Why were you so intent on being Prime Minister? Were you not able to do enough damage as Chancellor? As the true test of a person's personality is his actions and their consequences, is it true that all your quest for power has had as it's prime purpose the destruction of our country? You certainly succeeded very well at that. What Napoleon and Hitler failed to do, you accomplished very well. Is this is a case of your psychotic hate motivated destruction hidden under the guise of "help"?

    December 14, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Reply
  136. Paying the bills you ran up

    Is it nice being able to escape back to Scotland and avoid the disgusting mess you've left England in?

    December 14, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Reply
  137. Gerald

    I'm truly puzzled at the ambiguities in your makeup. You wrote a book on courage and then funked the decision on calling an election; you profess religion but curse and abuse those who you employ; you clearly believe that a politician's job is to serve and yet you put the country in jeopardy in pursuit of personal ambition; you lecture others on their duties and obligations but you can't bring yourself to represent your constituents in parliament; you believe you understand the British people and then when you meet one you brand her a bigot. How do you explain any of these ambiguities -do you even perceive them within yourself?

    December 14, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Reply
  138. Rob

    Have you ever been psychologically assessed for autism?

    December 14, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Reply
  139. Labour no more

    Why did you think you could run 10 downing street and by definition the UK by shouting abuse at people, bullying staff, throwing nokias in anger and smearing people with sick lies while lying relentlessly to the uk people and spending their taxes like a drunken sailor?

    December 14, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Reply
  140. David

    When do we get to read or hear the answers to these important questions?

    It is the least you can do.

    December 14, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Reply
  141. Socialism destroyed our future

    Why have you no shame for what can only be described as crimes against the hard working taxpayers of the UK?

    Why won't you do the decent thing and resign from your seat and show some humility by crawling back under whatever rock you first appeared from and never darkening our door again?

    December 14, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Reply
  142. Robbie

    Who are you.

    December 14, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Reply
  143. Question Master

    Advice please. I have maxed out my credit cards, ramped up my mortgage, borrowed from relatives, hidden a few long term payments from my wife (I call it my very own PFI!), my income is reducing and some friends in Europe want me to bail them out. I had a few gold coins once, but flogged them for some illogical reason at the bottom of the market. Using your skill and experience as Chancellor and PM, please advise how much more I should borrow to pay for my planned skiing holiday ?

    PS I have no pension as that has been taxed away by the labour government of 1997 to 2010.

    December 14, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Reply
  144. Tim Robson

    How morally right is it to tax our children and grandchildren just so you can try and buy an election victory?

    December 14, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Reply
  145. James Matthews

    The voters in your constituency have been effectively unrepresented for the last six months while you have been writing your self-serving book, yet they do not seem to have noticed. What do you think that says about your usefulness to them?

    December 14, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Reply
  146. East Fife Doctor

    Did your father not tell you not to tell lies? So, why did you, time and time again? Obviously you were incompetent as Chancellor, as everyone agrees, but why did you do more damage to the UK than Napoleon and Hitler combined. Do you not feel ashamed that your actions have made the vast majority of the British people worse off?

    December 14, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Reply
  147. Treacle

    Why did you oust a Prime Minister who had won three general elections and take his job when you had no idea what you wanted to do in his place?

    December 14, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Reply
  148. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello Gordon Brown and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from Gordon Brown on the following questions:

    – How is Gordon Brown going to Improve the Health, Safety and Well-being of ALL people, who were struck by the First Crisis of Globalization?

    – What can we expect from you in 2011?

    I am awaiting Gordon Brown’s replies.

    Greetings,
    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Country: Suriname

    December 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Reply
  149. Calico

    Why were you such a f*cking prat as Chencellor and Prime Minister ?

    December 14, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Reply
  150. K Barnes

    How does it feel to be you? To be one of the most despised people in the country? To be one of the grratest failures in modern politics? To have more or less single-handedly bankrupted a nation despite being handed one of the soundest legacy economies ever? Are you proud to be you? Or do you wish you could disappear under a stone and never be seen or heard from again, as we, your victims so fervently wish?

    December 15, 2010 at 12:18 am | Reply
  151. Faizan Uddin

    How do you see your future in the British Politics?

    December 15, 2010 at 7:54 am | Reply
  152. James

    When you decided to sell Britain's gold, did your relationship with Gavyn Davies, a partner of Goldman Sachs, influence your deciision?

    At the same time Goldman Sachs were short selling Gold and ran into financial difficulties and your crazy decision helped to rescue them, is it true you received a multi-million pound payoff to go ahead with the sale?

    Did Tony Blair repeal the death penalty for treason because he feared it would be used against the main players in your administration?

    Do you honestly believe you "saved the world"?

    December 15, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Reply
  153. Gloucester Old Spot

    Why did you have the report into the venal mess that was the RBS situation covered up in advance, by putting in place a structure that allowed the still utterly inept FSA to say that they were forced to keep the report secret by law? So why is it no surprise to find out through Wikileaks that there were people worried about the state of RBS at least a year before hand, so that your claims in the book that you knew nothing about the state of RBS and the UK banks in general are at best hollow and at worst bare-faced lies? If it was such a mystery to you, despite many financial experts privately and publically warning about the state of the UK banks (and Wikileaks shedding light on the idea of a suggested fund to support them) then how can you have any claim on having the slightest clue on finance?

    December 15, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Reply
  154. Socialism Ate My Future

    Over 13 years you and your ex-best friend Tony B`liar undone the social fabric of this Nation piece by piece whilst ensuring our children's children's are now bounded slaves to the state by your so called financial prudence, whilst trampling over our Civil Liberties.

    And then topping it with the signing of the Lisbon Treaty against the will of the nation.Obviously you had no clue about economics but history too? ;
    "And I do declare that no foreign prince, person, prelate, state or potentate hath or ought to have any
    jurisdiction, power, superiority, pre-eminence or authority, ecclesiastical or spiritual, within this realm."

    Do you think you owe us all an apology or was it "The right thing to do" ?

    December 15, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Reply
  155. Sarf of the River

    Why did you sign over the sovereignty of the United Kingdom to the EU? Why did you sign the Lisbon treaty a day after everyone else? Were you hoping we wouldn't notice? Were you hopeful that the camera team wouldn't capture the moment?

    What on earth possessed you to allow the wholesale emasculation of Parliament?

    Why did you allow the ramping up of immigration to the UK in what can only be seen as a dilution of all that is (or used to be) great in this country – it's history, culture and Britishness? Was it to import and secure voters who might thank you in the ballot boxes?

    I think you have a deep-seated hatred of the English, is this a fair assessment?

    I cannot fathom why anyone over the other side of the Pond gives you any attention whatsoever. I suspect, like your predecessor, you are over there in hiding.

    You thoroughly disgust me Gordon Brown.

    December 15, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Reply
  156. Tarka the Rotter

    York, England.

    Why don't you just turn yourself in?

    We think you deserve a state trial for treason against the British people: what do you think?

    December 15, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Reply
  157. Mervyn King

    Why did you take credit on my idea of refinancing the banks?

    December 15, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Reply
  158. TERRY

    GORDON ONCE AGAIN WHEN TIMES GET TOUGH YOU DO YOUR McCAVITY ACT HAVE YOU NOW DISSAPEARED FOR GOOD? I HOPE SO GOD WILLING
    ?

    December 16, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Reply
  159. indigo

    to whom it concerns:

    the only thing the world leaders should have done was made a temporary currency to be used solely for the purpuses of buying goods n services. also automatic morgage payments would be taken out of this account. not paper but card. the true problems were ppl not paying the banks, who did not pay the lenders, who were not able to cover the insiders who tryed to cash their stock. have you seen the options and trades the days leading up to the "crisis"? please for the sake of the world stop. you guys dont even have the time left to get controll and enjoy it, at least save your souls dignity. the end is upon us look around the world, if you dont know whats actually happening ask me. i do know alot of things just ask

    December 21, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Reply
  160. Alhassan sulemana

    Why Mr Brown did not use the propose measures that he has to solve the financial or the economic downturn during his term of office

    December 21, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Reply
  161. tola

    Am really sorry that what am about to say does really not go with question on ground,Am fed up of this life base on hard life.ve got no job no money,no one to employ,am leaving in corrupt country where leaders cares only for them and that of their family and i think the only solution ve got @hand is to kill my self...Thanks for reading this we shall all meet in another world..

    December 21, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Reply
  162. Jeremiah muchiri ibara

    What,this is good for you PM was wondering what it takes to be a leader and wanted your book please?

    December 21, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Reply
  163. Chandra Jaipal

    Dear sir Gordon Brown,

    First of all, a Prosperous New Year 2011!

    In 2009, on my way to USA for Larry King Live meeting I visited London. By created circumstances I ended up in a hospital department. There I"ve been forced to take medication and if I wouldn"t, I would get injected.
    Do you think this all is right?
    I"m Dutch citizen, writing from the Netherlands.

    January 5, 2011 at 3:35 am | Reply

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