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Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom


James Gordon Brown is the Leader of the Labour Party in the United Kingdom. He became Prime Minister after Tony Blair resigned in June 2007 and continue in his post till 2010. Earlier, he had served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Labour Government from 1997 to 2007 under Tony Blair. Brown has a PhD in History from the University of Edinburgh. He started his career working as a television journalist.

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 In addition to these formal meetings of the Cabinet I talked to Mr Blair regularly... I would talk to him about Iraq and the process of diplomatic negotiations. 
— Gordon Brown saying he had many private conversations with Tony Blair about Iraq / March 05, 2010
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 I met the intelligence services on a number of occasions during the course of 2002 and early 2003. I was given information by the intelligence services which led me to believe that Iraq was a threat that had to be dealt with by the actions of the international community. 
— Gordon Brown on the war against Iraq / March 05, 2010
 What we wanted was a diplomatic route to succeed. Right up to the last minute, right up to the last weekend, I think many of us were hopeful that the diplomatic route would succeed. 
— Gordon Brown on the war against Iraq / March 05, 2010
 I think when you are behind in the polls you have got to regard yourself as the fighter. Everything I have ever won in my life I have had to fight for. 
— Gordon Brown / January 03, 2010
 The Labour Party will fight every inch of the way. We've known what it is to lose and we've known what it is to win and we are determined to fight our way to win. And not for our interests but for the interests of the country. 
— Gordon Brown on the 2010 General Elections / January 03, 2010

 If you think the playing fields of Eton was anything other than a joke then I am afraid you take your politics too seriously. 
— Gordon Brown on the 2010 General Elections / January 03, 2010
 I think the Conservatives wanted an election that was essentially a referendum on Labour. Then they thought they would get a referendum on the small issues. This is an election on the big issues. 
— Gordon Brown on the 2010 General Elections / January 03, 2010
 If the scheduled elections proceed under a rigged constitution, with opposition leaders excluded and with no international oversight, the military rulers will be condemning Burma to more years of diplomatic isolation and economic stagnation 
— Gordon Brown in a personal letter to Aung San Suu Kyi, urging the Burmese leadership to hold free and inclusive elections in 2010 / December 30, 2009
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 I continue to call upon the regime to engage with you and allow you further contact with diplomats in Rangoon, and to start a genuine dialogue that can give the Burmese people back their future and their hope, 
— Gordon Brown in a personal letter extending his support to Aung San Suu Kyi / December 30, 2009
 I condemn the execution of Akmal Shaikh in the strongest terms, and am appalled and disappointed that our persistent requests for clemency have not been granted. I am particularly concerned that no mental health assessment was undertaken. 
— Gordon Brown condemning the execution of a British man convicted of drugs smuggling by China / December 29, 2009