Gordon Brown Quotes

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Gordon Brown Quotes

Our common realm is not and cannot be stripped of values - I absolutely reject the idea that religion should somehow be tolerated but not encouraged in public life.
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Take, therefore, what modern technology is capable of: the power of our moral sense allied to the power of communications and our ability to organize internationally. That, in my view, gives us the first opportunity as a community to fundamentally change the world.

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There is nothing that you could say to me now that I could ever believe.

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Each year India and China produce four million graduates compared with just over 250,000 in Britain.

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We spend more on cows than the poor.

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Gordon Brown Quotes: We are being tough in saying it is a
We are being tough in saying it is a duty on the unemployed in future not only to be available for work - and not to shirk work - but also to get the skills for work. That is a new duty we are introducing.

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Gordon Brown Quotes: Cowdenbeath football club have always
Cowdenbeath Football Club have always been at the centre of Cowdenbeath - literally and in every aspect of community life.

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For centuries, individuals have been learning how to live with their next-door neighbours.

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I am a father with young kids, and you want to know the jobs in the future are going to be there.

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I think fathers, mothers, grandfathers, grandmothers - we should look at what young people are saying to us.

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It will not be a surprise to you to learn I'm more interested in the future of the Arctic Circle than the future of the Arctic Monkeys.

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Gordon Brown Quotes: Let us think of ourselves not as yes and
Let us think of ourselves not as 'yes' and 'no' Scots but simply as Scots, and let us be a nation, united again.

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Making the desirable possible requires us to make the desirable popular, electable, credible, and something that people want to hold on to.

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The extraordinary summer heatwave of 2003 in Europe resulted in over 35,000 extra deaths.

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When people criticise you, you've got to listen to that criticism, and to learn from it, which I've tried to do.

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You can drink too much tea.

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You have to live in the future, not the past.

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A woman said to me, 'You're better than your successor.' She then said she's lived under 10 prime ministers, and each was worse than the last. That put me in my place.

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Almost certainly, my ancestors had travelled by sea from Sweden to England in search of prosperity, and the evidence suggests they left Sweden around the ninth or 10th centuries.

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Do you think that I or anybody else who cares about the NHS would stand by and do nothing if we thought the NHS was going to be privatised in Scotland and its funds were going to be cut? Would we stand back and do nothing without a fight? Of course not.

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I had to deal with terrorist finance. And we had to, if you like, ensure that the accounts of people who were guilty of terrorist finance or using their accounts for terrorist finance were closed down. So we had to do asset freezing.

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I have to say that if our global alliances are going to be alliances with Hezbollah and Hamas and Hugo Chavez's Venezuela and Vladimir Putin's Russia, there is absolutely no chance of building a world-wide alliance that can deal with poverty and inequality and climate change and financial instability, and we've got to face up to that fact.

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If you look at the question of expenditure in Iraq, you have got to start from the one fundamental truth: that every request that the military commanders made to us for equipment was answered. No request was ever turned down.

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If you take energy and climate change, you really cannot deal with the problems with energy and climate change without European co-operation at a high level. If you take digitalisation, it's an obvious area where European co-operation can actually make a difference.

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In a global marketplace with its increased insecurities and - indeed often - volatility and instability, national economic stability is at a premium, the precondition for all we can achieve, and no nation can secure the high levels of sustainable investment it needs without both monetary and fiscal stability together.

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Gordon Brown Quotes: In every era there are only one or two
In every era, there are only one or two moments when nations come together and reach agreements that make history, because they change the course of history.

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Our common realm is not and cannot be stripped of values - I absolutely reject the idea that religion should somehow be tolerated but not encouraged in public life.

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The best way of realising our high ideals is to show that we have an alternative in government that is credible, that is radical, and is electable - is neither a pale imitation of what the Tories offer nor is it the route to being a party of permanent protest rather than a party of government.

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The motto of the old order in the City of London was, 'My word is my bond,' but the financial crisis revealed a culture quite alien to that heritage. The stewards of people's money were revealed to have been speculators with it.

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To my astonishment, everything that I had assumed was now questioned by the findings. What started off as a search for identity that appeared to be purely Scottish in origin ended up as a discovery of my migrant roots - indeed an understanding that almost all of our families, at some stage, have been migrants - and my European roots.

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Gordon Brown Quotes: You cannot have rwanda again because
You cannot have Rwanda again because information would come out far more quickly about what is actually going on, and the public opinion would grow to the point where action would need to be taken.

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I don't think Jeremy Corbyn's going to stay, he's going to go. He knows parliamentary party have no faith in him.

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There is a golden thread which runs through British history of the individual, standing firm against tyranny and then of the individual participating in his society

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Gordon Brown Quotes: What has become clear is that britain
What has become clear is that Britain cannot trust the Conservatives to run the economy. Everyone knows that I'm all in favour of apprenticeships, but let me tell you this is no time for a novice.

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We are entering an era in which national government, instead of directing, enables powerful regional and local initiatives to work, where Britain becomes as it should be - a Britain of nations and regions

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No one should be held back from realising their potential by fears that they will not be able to afford to go to university or that they will graduate with unmanageable levels of debt.

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Gordon Brown Quotes: Our mission is in truth historic and
Our mission is, in truth, historic and world changing - to build, over the next fifty years and beyond, a global low carbon economy. And it is not overdramatic to say that the character and course of the coming century will be set by how we measure up to this challenge

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Indeed, Britain was set to repeat the old, familiar cycle of boom and bust. Since then, we have created and rigorously adhered to a new framework of modern economic management

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I am happy for there to be a leadership contest. I think there should be

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Once government's objectives were economic growth and social cohesion. Now they are prosperity, fairness and environmental care

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When the strong help the weak, it makes us all stronger

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Gordon Brown Quotes: I did maths for a year at university i
I did maths for a year at university. I don't think I was very good at it. And some people would say it shows.

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I have just accepted the invitation of Her Majesty The Queen to form a Government. This will be a new Government with new priorities and I have been privileged to have been granted the great opportunity to serve my country and at all times I will be strong in purpose, steadfast in will, resolute in action in the service of what matters to the British people, meeting the concerns and aspirations of our whole country.

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Britain was set to repeat the boom-bust cycle that led to 15 per cent. interest rates for one whole year in the early 1990s.

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Rigorous financial discipline that, together with monetary stability, ends once and for all the boom and bust that for 30 years has undermined stability

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Tony Blair is the best friend I've had in politics.

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The House has noticed the Prime Minister's remarkable transformation in the past few weeks, from Stalin to Mr. Bean.

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I understand that in the UK there have already been 10,000 complaints from viewers about these remarks, which people see, rightly, as offensive. I want Britain to be seen as a country of fairness and tolerance. Anything detracting from this I condemn.

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Gordon Brown Quotes: Under this government britain will not
Under this Government, Britain will not return to the boom and bust of the past.

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On this day I remember words that have stayed with me since my childhood and which matter a great deal to me today, my school motto: "I will try my outmost". This is my promise to all of the people of Britain and now let the work of change begin.

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