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Scottish Labour needs to wake up to the new political reality before it is too late

Scottish Labour needs to wake up to the new political reality before it is too late

A FEDERAL solution to the current iniquities of the UK’s current constitutional arrangements, as espoused by Gordon Brown, Henry McLeish and…

Read full article: Scottish Labour needs to wake up to the ...→
Leader: A plan for Britain

Leader: A plan for Britain

At the outset of the pandemic it appeared that the Union could be strengthened rather than weakened. After years of visceral and sometimes toxic political deba [...]

Read full article: Leader: A plan for Britain...→
Mark Smith: Opinion: The problem with Gordon Brown’s plan to save the Union

Mark Smith: Opinion: The problem with Gordon Brown’s plan to save the Union

Gordon Brown has a plan to save the Union and we should probably pay attention because some people credit him with saving the Union once already in…

Read full article: Mark Smith: Opinion: The problem with Go...→
Is it too late for Gordon Brown to save the Union again?

Is it too late for Gordon Brown to save the Union again?

Gordon Brown doesn’t make mistakes, and he doesn’t do apologies. Unlike Tony Blair, who in No 10 would regularly deploy a bashfully regretful mea culpa to shim [...]

Read full article: Is it too late for Gordon Brown to save ...→
Gordon Brown: Corbyn must apologise for Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis

Gordon Brown: Corbyn must apologise for Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called on Jeremy Corbyn to make a full “no ifs, no buts” apology for the anti- Semitism crisis that ultimately saw him l [...]

Read full article: Gordon Brown: Corbyn must apologise for ...→
Gordon Brown: Tony Blair and I were naive on impact of devolution

Gordon Brown: Tony Blair and I were naive on impact of devolution

Gordon Brown has admitted that he and Tony Blair were naive to believe devolution would strengthen the Union.Referendums on establishing the Scottish and Welsh [...]

Read full article: Gordon Brown: Tony Blair and I were naiv...→
Five tips for finding a No 10 chief of staff

Five tips for finding a No 10 chief of staff

A few years ago a former Blair aide told me a story about leaving 10 Downing Street as Gordon Brown’s team moved in. On her way out, she offered to come back a [...]

Read full article: Five tips for finding a No 10 chief of s...→
Gordon Brown demands Tories halt plan to cut Universal Credit by £20 a week

Gordon Brown demands Tories halt plan to cut Universal Credit by £20 a week

He warned of 'community revolt' if the changes which have provided a lifeline to millions through the pandemic were cut

Read full article: Gordon Brown demands Tories halt plan to...→
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The problem with Project Johnson: You can’t polish nothing or roll it in glitter

The problem with Project Johnson: You can’t polish nothing or roll it in glitter

It is more than a decade since Gordon Brown visited an Innocent smoothie factory, but I think of it often. The then-Labour prime minister posed in front of an [...]

Read full article: The problem with Project Johnson: You ca...→

Gordon Brown warns ' now is not the right time' for another independence referendum

Gordon Brown has warned “now is not the right time” for another Scottish independence referendum as he refused to rule out leading the No campaign.

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Downing Street’s ‘factional fighting’ must end, says Gordon Brown

Downing Street’s ‘factional fighting’ must end, says Gordon Brown

The fallout continued amid further allegations of personal attacks on the Prime Minister’s fiancée Carrie Symonds

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'Let them get on with it' Ex-PM David Cameron rages at Remainers 'interrupting' Brexit

'Let them get on with it' Ex-PM David Cameron rages at Remainers 'interrupting' Brexit

DAVID CAMERON has hit out at past Prime Ministers, such as Theresa May and Gordon Brown, for their roles in frustrating the Brexit process, warning that the Go [...]

Read full article: 'Let them get on with it' Ex-PM David Ca...→
US election 2020: Donald Trump has already lost Rupert Murdoch's support

US election 2020: Donald Trump has already lost Rupert Murdoch's support

No part of the American news media did more to elevate Donald Trump from the gossip pages of the tabloids, through reality TV, to the White House, than the new [...]

Read full article: US election 2020: Donald Trump has alrea...→
'Kick in the guts' as Connor Brown's killer released

'Kick in the guts' as Connor Brown's killer released

Ally Gordon was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter after helping his friend, murderer Leighton Barrass, attack Sunderland 18-year-old Connor

Read full article: 'Kick in the guts' as Connor Brown's kil...→
Five former PMs oppose move to cut foreign aid

Five former PMs oppose move to cut foreign aid

Five former prime ministers oppose Boris Johnson’s plans to cut Britain’s foreign aid target to help to reduce the economic fallout of the pandemic.Theresa May [...]

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Readers Letters: Scotland must grab these opportunities

Gordon Brown’s warning of the UK being consigned to the history books (your report, November 18) may or may not prove to be correct.

Read full article: Readers Letters: Scotland must grab thes...→
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Act now to give UK a chance of family Christmas, Gordon Brown urges

Act now to give UK a chance of family Christmas, Gordon Brown urges

Ex-PM says leaders cannot fall ‘behind the curve’, while expert warns against easing Covid rules

Read full article: Act now to give UK a chance of family Ch...→
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Gordon Brown claims no deal Brexit will thwart UK vaccine hopes and spark 'WAR' with EU

Gordon Brown claims no deal Brexit will thwart UK vaccine hopes and spark 'WAR' with EU

GORDON BROWN has issued a dire warning regarding the impact of not securing a deal with the EU before the end of the transition period, claiming that a no deal [...]

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How to save the United Kingdom

How to save the United Kingdom

Until very recently, the US looked like the West’s most divided and dysfunctional democracy. Now, those on the other side of the Atlantic would be excused for [...]

Read full article: How to save the United Kingdom...→
A Promised Land: What Obama thought of Gordon Brown and David Cameron

A Promised Land: What Obama thought of Gordon Brown and David Cameron

In his memoir "A Promised Land" released today, former US President Barack Obama reveals his impressions of “dour” Gordon Brown and the “studied informality” o [...]

Read full article: A Promised Land: What Obama thought of G...→

Will it ever be the 'right time' for Scottish independence referendum, Gordon Brown? - Lesley Riddoch

What’s the new argument to kill the case for independence – the old one. Now is not the time for a second divisive referendum, Gordon Brown told Andrew Marr ye [...]

Read full article: Will it ever be the 'right time' for Sco...→
Downing Street drama reflects the ‘dysfunction’ of Britain, says Gordon Brown

Downing Street drama reflects the ‘dysfunction’ of Britain, says Gordon Brown

GORDON BROWN said today that the Downing Street drama over Dominic Cummings reflects the “dysfunction” of the whole country in the midst of the Covid-19 pandem [...]

Read full article: Downing Street drama reflects the ‘dysfu...→
Gordon Brown says next year is the ‘wrong time’ for a Scottish independence referendum

Gordon Brown says next year is the ‘wrong time’ for a Scottish independence referendum

Former prime minister says UK needs ‘time to heal’ as opinion polls show support for independent Scotland

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Gordon Brown dismisses referendum demands and calls for radical devolution shakeup | Press and Journal

Gordon Brown dismisses referendum demands and calls for radical devolution shakeup | Press and Journal

Gordon Brown has dismissed demands for a second independence referendum, saying the nation needs "time to heal" emotionally and financially after the pandemic.

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Gordon Brown warns Boris Johnson there is 'no way' Britain can 'fall out' with US AND EU

Gordon Brown warns Boris Johnson there is 'no way' Britain can 'fall out' with US AND EU

GORDON BROWN has warned Boris Johnson that the UK cannot afford to "fall out" with both the United States and the European Union.

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Gordon Brown warns 'no chance' of Brexit UK-US deal if Boris does not 'withdraw EU threat'

Gordon Brown warns 'no chance' of Brexit UK-US deal if Boris does not 'withdraw EU threat'

BORIS JOHNSON must quickly make amends with President-Elect Joe Biden by ditching the controversial parts of the Internal Market Bill if he wants to secure a p [...]

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Nick Gordon, 30, spent final hours snorting heroin in Florida hotel

Nick Gordon, 30, spent final hours snorting heroin in Florida hotel

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex-fiancé, died of a heroin overdose in the early hours of New Year's Day in an Orlando, Flori [...]

Read full article: Nick Gordon, 30, spent final hours snort...→
Why the English left should be wary of devolution

Why the English left should be wary of devolution

On the gentle east slope of Calton Hill, a picturesque lump of rock at the east end of Edinburgh’s Princes Street, there is a large, gherkin-shaped cairn toppe [...]

Read full article: Why the English left should be wary of d...→
Why Scotland qualifying for Euro 2021 matters to the SNP

Why Scotland qualifying for Euro 2021 matters to the SNP

In 1992, Jim Sillars uttered the phrase for which he would be remembered forever. Having just lost his Glasgow Govan seat at the general election, the deputy l [...]

Read full article: Why Scotland qualifying for Euro 2021 ma...→
Boris Johnson blames devolution, but in truth he's long been hostile to Scotland | Gordon Brown

Boris Johnson blames devolution, but in truth he's long been hostile to Scotland | Gordon Brown

He once said that, as a Scot, I should never be prime minister. Now his stance threatens the unity of the UK, says former PM Gordon Brown

Read full article: Boris Johnson blames devolution, but in ...→
Gordon Brown urges Boris Johnson 'act now' and announce Christmas covid plans

Gordon Brown urges Boris Johnson 'act now' and announce Christmas covid plans

The former Prime Minister backed a tighter lockdown in early December so restrictions can be eased for Christmas.

Read full article: Gordon Brown urges Boris Johnson 'act no...→

'NO chance of divisive referendum in 2021' – Gordon Brown dismantles Sturgeon's SNP dream

GORDON BROWN has hit out at the SNP's plans to hold a second Scottish independence referendum as soon as next year following the May Holyrood election, warning [...]

Read full article: 'NO chance of divisive referendum in 202...→
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UK may be consigned to 'history books' in a decade, says Gordon Brown

Former prime minister Gordon Brown has warned the United Kingdom could be consigned to the "e;history books"e; in a decade unless there is urgent refor [...]

Read full article: UK may be consigned to 'history books' i...→
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Universal Credit warning of 'community revolt' if coronavirus boost is scrapped

Universal Credit warning of 'community revolt' if coronavirus boost is scrapped

Former prime minister Gordon Brown is the latest voice to join a campaign to stop the Universal Credit coronavirus boost coming to an end

Read full article: Universal Credit warning of 'community r...→
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Brown calls on the government to scrap plans to cut £20-a-week universal credit payment

GORDON BROWN called on the government yesterday to scrap plans to abolish the extra £20-a-week universal credit currently paid to millions of families.... The [...]

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Gordon Brown slams SNP for trying to force 2nd Scottish independence referendum

Gordon Brown slams SNP for trying to force 2nd Scottish independence referendum

GORDON Brown yesterday slammed the SNP for trying to force another Scottish independence referendum. The Scottish-born former Labour PM said a pandemic was “no [...]

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Brown: SNP must 'come clean' about independence economics as Blackford vows poll next year

Brown: SNP must 'come clean' about independence economics as Blackford vows poll next year

FORMER Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said the country needs "time to heal" rather than rushing in to another "divisive"…

Read full article: Brown: SNP must 'come clean' about indep...→
No indyref2 while Scotland 'heals' from coronavirus says Gordon Brown

No indyref2 while Scotland 'heals' from coronavirus says Gordon Brown

The former Labour Prime Minister also dodged a question over whether he would lead the Unionist campaign if there was a referendum.

Read full article: No indyref2 while Scotland 'heals' from ...→
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SNP urged 'to come clean' about IndyRef2 plans as Gordon Brown dismantles Sturgeon's dream

SNP urged 'to come clean' about IndyRef2 plans as Gordon Brown dismantles Sturgeon's dream

NICOLA STURGEON has been urged to "come clean" about her plans for independence, as former prime minister Gordon Brown told Andrew Marr that the SNP's economic [...]

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Joe Biden hailed as a ‘friend of UK’ by former PM Gordon Brown

Joe Biden hailed as a ‘friend of UK’ by former PM Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown has described Joe Biden as a “friend of Britain” and believes the president-elect could visit the UK in the next six months.

Read full article: Joe Biden hailed as a ‘friend of UK’ by ...→
Brexit breakthrough: Joe Biden already 'speeding up' UK-EU talks as deadline looms

Brexit breakthrough: Joe Biden already 'speeding up' UK-EU talks as deadline looms

BREXIT negotiations have already shown signs of speeding up in the immediate aftermath of Joe Biden's victory in the US Election 2020, according to Gordon Brow [...]

Read full article: Brexit breakthrough: Joe Biden already '...→
Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex Nick Gordon's final hours snorting heroin and vomiting

Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex Nick Gordon's final hours snorting heroin and vomiting

Stomach-churning pictures have now emerged of inside the hotel room where Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex Nick Gordon spent his last hours before his death

Read full article: Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex Nick Gordon's ...→
Scottish Labour needs to wake up to the new political reality before it is too late

Scottish Labour needs to wake up to the new political reality before it is too late

A FEDERAL solution to the current iniquities of the UK’s current constitutional arrangements, as espoused by Gordon Brown, Henry McLeish and…

Read full article: Scottish Labour needs to wake up to the ...→
Why the English left should be wary of devolution

Why the English left should be wary of devolution

On the gentle east slope of Calton Hill, a picturesque lump of rock at the east end of Edinburgh’s Princes Street, there is a large, gherkin-shaped cairn toppe [...]

Read full article: Why the English left should be wary of d...→
Five former PMs oppose move to cut foreign aid

Five former PMs oppose move to cut foreign aid

Five former prime ministers oppose Boris Johnson’s plans to cut Britain’s foreign aid target to help to reduce the economic fallout of the pandemic.Theresa May [...]

Read full article: Five former PMs oppose move to cut forei...→
Mark Smith: Opinion: The problem with Gordon Brown’s plan to save the Union

Mark Smith: Opinion: The problem with Gordon Brown’s plan to save the Union

Gordon Brown has a plan to save the Union and we should probably pay attention because some people credit him with saving the Union once already in…

Read full article: Mark Smith: Opinion: The problem with Go...→
Boris Johnson blames devolution, but in truth he's long been hostile to Scotland | Gordon Brown

Boris Johnson blames devolution, but in truth he's long been hostile to Scotland | Gordon Brown

He once said that, as a Scot, I should never be prime minister. Now his stance threatens the unity of the UK, says former PM Gordon Brown

Read full article: Boris Johnson blames devolution, but in ...→
Act now to give UK a chance of family Christmas, Gordon Brown urges

Act now to give UK a chance of family Christmas, Gordon Brown urges

Ex-PM says leaders cannot fall ‘behind the curve’, while expert warns against easing Covid rules

Read full article: Act now to give UK a chance of family Ch...→
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Gordon Brown: Corbyn must apologise for Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis

Gordon Brown: Corbyn must apologise for Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called on Jeremy Corbyn to make a full “no ifs, no buts” apology for the anti- Semitism crisis that ultimately saw him l [...]

Read full article: Gordon Brown: Corbyn must apologise for ...→

'NO chance of divisive referendum in 2021' – Gordon Brown dismantles Sturgeon's SNP dream

GORDON BROWN has hit out at the SNP's plans to hold a second Scottish independence referendum as soon as next year following the May Holyrood election, warning [...]

Read full article: 'NO chance of divisive referendum in 202...→
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How to save the United Kingdom

How to save the United Kingdom

Until very recently, the US looked like the West’s most divided and dysfunctional democracy. Now, those on the other side of the Atlantic would be excused for [...]

Read full article: How to save the United Kingdom...→
Five tips for finding a No 10 chief of staff

Five tips for finding a No 10 chief of staff

A few years ago a former Blair aide told me a story about leaving 10 Downing Street as Gordon Brown’s team moved in. On her way out, she offered to come back a [...]

Read full article: Five tips for finding a No 10 chief of s...→
Universal Credit warning of 'community revolt' if coronavirus boost is scrapped

Universal Credit warning of 'community revolt' if coronavirus boost is scrapped

Former prime minister Gordon Brown is the latest voice to join a campaign to stop the Universal Credit coronavirus boost coming to an end

Read full article: Universal Credit warning of 'community r...→
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Gordon Brown demands Tories halt plan to cut Universal Credit by £20 a week

Gordon Brown demands Tories halt plan to cut Universal Credit by £20 a week

He warned of 'community revolt' if the changes which have provided a lifeline to millions through the pandemic were cut

Read full article: Gordon Brown demands Tories halt plan to...→
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Gordon Brown slams SNP for trying to force 2nd Scottish independence referendum

Gordon Brown slams SNP for trying to force 2nd Scottish independence referendum

GORDON Brown yesterday slammed the SNP for trying to force another Scottish independence referendum. The Scottish-born former Labour PM said a pandemic was “no [...]

Read full article: Gordon Brown slams SNP for trying to for...→
Downing Street drama reflects the ‘dysfunction’ of Britain, says Gordon Brown

Downing Street drama reflects the ‘dysfunction’ of Britain, says Gordon Brown

GORDON BROWN said today that the Downing Street drama over Dominic Cummings reflects the “dysfunction” of the whole country in the midst of the Covid-19 pandem [...]

Read full article: Downing Street drama reflects the ‘dysfu...→

Gordon Brown warns ' now is not the right time' for another independence referendum

Gordon Brown has warned “now is not the right time” for another Scottish independence referendum as he refused to rule out leading the No campaign.

Read full article: Gordon Brown warns ' now is not the righ...→
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No indyref2 while Scotland 'heals' from coronavirus says Gordon Brown

No indyref2 while Scotland 'heals' from coronavirus says Gordon Brown

The former Labour Prime Minister also dodged a question over whether he would lead the Unionist campaign if there was a referendum.

Read full article: No indyref2 while Scotland 'heals' from ...→
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Gordon Brown dismisses referendum demands and calls for radical devolution shakeup | Press and Journal

Gordon Brown dismisses referendum demands and calls for radical devolution shakeup | Press and Journal

Gordon Brown has dismissed demands for a second independence referendum, saying the nation needs "time to heal" emotionally and financially after the pandemic.

Read full article: Gordon Brown dismisses referendum demand...→
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'Let them get on with it' Ex-PM David Cameron rages at Remainers 'interrupting' Brexit

'Let them get on with it' Ex-PM David Cameron rages at Remainers 'interrupting' Brexit

DAVID CAMERON has hit out at past Prime Ministers, such as Theresa May and Gordon Brown, for their roles in frustrating the Brexit process, warning that the Go [...]

Read full article: 'Let them get on with it' Ex-PM David Ca...→
Joe Biden hailed as a ‘friend of UK’ by former PM Gordon Brown

Joe Biden hailed as a ‘friend of UK’ by former PM Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown has described Joe Biden as a “friend of Britain” and believes the president-elect could visit the UK in the next six months.

Read full article: Joe Biden hailed as a ‘friend of UK’ by ...→
Gordon Brown warns 'no chance' of Brexit UK-US deal if Boris does not 'withdraw EU threat'

Gordon Brown warns 'no chance' of Brexit UK-US deal if Boris does not 'withdraw EU threat'

BORIS JOHNSON must quickly make amends with President-Elect Joe Biden by ditching the controversial parts of the Internal Market Bill if he wants to secure a p [...]

Read full article: Gordon Brown warns 'no chance' of Brexit...→
US election 2020: Donald Trump has already lost Rupert Murdoch's support

US election 2020: Donald Trump has already lost Rupert Murdoch's support

No part of the American news media did more to elevate Donald Trump from the gossip pages of the tabloids, through reality TV, to the White House, than the new [...]

Read full article: US election 2020: Donald Trump has alrea...→
Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex Nick Gordon's final hours snorting heroin and vomiting

Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex Nick Gordon's final hours snorting heroin and vomiting

Stomach-churning pictures have now emerged of inside the hotel room where Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex Nick Gordon spent his last hours before his death

Read full article: Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex Nick Gordon's ...→
Nick Gordon, 30, spent final hours snorting heroin in Florida hotel

Nick Gordon, 30, spent final hours snorting heroin in Florida hotel

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex-fiancé, died of a heroin overdose in the early hours of New Year's Day in an Orlando, Flori [...]

Read full article: Nick Gordon, 30, spent final hours snort...→
'Kick in the guts' as Connor Brown's killer released

'Kick in the guts' as Connor Brown's killer released

Ally Gordon was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter after helping his friend, murderer Leighton Barrass, attack Sunderland 18-year-old Connor

Read full article: 'Kick in the guts' as Connor Brown's kil...→
Leader: A plan for Britain

Leader: A plan for Britain

At the outset of the pandemic it appeared that the Union could be strengthened rather than weakened. After years of visceral and sometimes toxic political deba [...]

Read full article: Leader: A plan for Britain...→
Why Scotland qualifying for Euro 2021 matters to the SNP

Why Scotland qualifying for Euro 2021 matters to the SNP

In 1992, Jim Sillars uttered the phrase for which he would be remembered forever. Having just lost his Glasgow Govan seat at the general election, the deputy l [...]

Read full article: Why Scotland qualifying for Euro 2021 ma...→

Readers Letters: Scotland must grab these opportunities

Gordon Brown’s warning of the UK being consigned to the history books (your report, November 18) may or may not prove to be correct.

Read full article: Readers Letters: Scotland must grab thes...→
  • #Gordon Brown
Is it too late for Gordon Brown to save the Union again?

Is it too late for Gordon Brown to save the Union again?

Gordon Brown doesn’t make mistakes, and he doesn’t do apologies. Unlike Tony Blair, who in No 10 would regularly deploy a bashfully regretful mea culpa to shim [...]

Read full article: Is it too late for Gordon Brown to save ...→
Gordon Brown urges Boris Johnson 'act now' and announce Christmas covid plans

Gordon Brown urges Boris Johnson 'act now' and announce Christmas covid plans

The former Prime Minister backed a tighter lockdown in early December so restrictions can be eased for Christmas.

Read full article: Gordon Brown urges Boris Johnson 'act no...→
Gordon Brown claims no deal Brexit will thwart UK vaccine hopes and spark 'WAR' with EU

Gordon Brown claims no deal Brexit will thwart UK vaccine hopes and spark 'WAR' with EU

GORDON BROWN has issued a dire warning regarding the impact of not securing a deal with the EU before the end of the transition period, claiming that a no deal [...]

Read full article: Gordon Brown claims no deal Brexit will ...→
  • #Gordon Brown
Gordon Brown: Tony Blair and I were naive on impact of devolution

Gordon Brown: Tony Blair and I were naive on impact of devolution

Gordon Brown has admitted that he and Tony Blair were naive to believe devolution would strengthen the Union.Referendums on establishing the Scottish and Welsh [...]

Read full article: Gordon Brown: Tony Blair and I were naiv...→

UK may be consigned to 'history books' in a decade, says Gordon Brown

Former prime minister Gordon Brown has warned the United Kingdom could be consigned to the "e;history books"e; in a decade unless there is urgent refor [...]

Read full article: UK may be consigned to 'history books' i...→
  • #Gordon Brown
A Promised Land: What Obama thought of Gordon Brown and David Cameron

A Promised Land: What Obama thought of Gordon Brown and David Cameron

In his memoir "A Promised Land" released today, former US President Barack Obama reveals his impressions of “dour” Gordon Brown and the “studied informality” o [...]

Read full article: A Promised Land: What Obama thought of G...→

Brown calls on the government to scrap plans to cut £20-a-week universal credit payment

GORDON BROWN called on the government yesterday to scrap plans to abolish the extra £20-a-week universal credit currently paid to millions of families.... The [...]

Read full article: Brown calls on the government to scrap p...→

Will it ever be the 'right time' for Scottish independence referendum, Gordon Brown? - Lesley Riddoch

What’s the new argument to kill the case for independence – the old one. Now is not the time for a second divisive referendum, Gordon Brown told Andrew Marr ye [...]

Read full article: Will it ever be the 'right time' for Sco...→
The problem with Project Johnson: You can’t polish nothing or roll it in glitter

The problem with Project Johnson: You can’t polish nothing or roll it in glitter

It is more than a decade since Gordon Brown visited an Innocent smoothie factory, but I think of it often. The then-Labour prime minister posed in front of an [...]

Read full article: The problem with Project Johnson: You ca...→
Brown: SNP must 'come clean' about independence economics as Blackford vows poll next year

Brown: SNP must 'come clean' about independence economics as Blackford vows poll next year

FORMER Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said the country needs "time to heal" rather than rushing in to another "divisive"…

Read full article: Brown: SNP must 'come clean' about indep...→
Gordon Brown says next year is the ‘wrong time’ for a Scottish independence referendum

Gordon Brown says next year is the ‘wrong time’ for a Scottish independence referendum

Former prime minister says UK needs ‘time to heal’ as opinion polls show support for independent Scotland

Read full article: Gordon Brown says next year is the ‘wron...→
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Downing Street’s ‘factional fighting’ must end, says Gordon Brown

Downing Street’s ‘factional fighting’ must end, says Gordon Brown

The fallout continued amid further allegations of personal attacks on the Prime Minister’s fiancée Carrie Symonds

Read full article: Downing Street’s ‘factional fighting’ mu...→
SNP urged 'to come clean' about IndyRef2 plans as Gordon Brown dismantles Sturgeon's dream

SNP urged 'to come clean' about IndyRef2 plans as Gordon Brown dismantles Sturgeon's dream

NICOLA STURGEON has been urged to "come clean" about her plans for independence, as former prime minister Gordon Brown told Andrew Marr that the SNP's economic [...]

Read full article: SNP urged 'to come clean' about IndyRef2...→
Gordon Brown warns Boris Johnson there is 'no way' Britain can 'fall out' with US AND EU

Gordon Brown warns Boris Johnson there is 'no way' Britain can 'fall out' with US AND EU

GORDON BROWN has warned Boris Johnson that the UK cannot afford to "fall out" with both the United States and the European Union.

Read full article: Gordon Brown warns Boris Johnson there i...→
Brexit breakthrough: Joe Biden already 'speeding up' UK-EU talks as deadline looms

Brexit breakthrough: Joe Biden already 'speeding up' UK-EU talks as deadline looms

BREXIT negotiations have already shown signs of speeding up in the immediate aftermath of Joe Biden's victory in the US Election 2020, according to Gordon Brow [...]

Read full article: Brexit breakthrough: Joe Biden already '...→
Scottish Labour needs to wake up to the new political reality before it is too late

Scottish Labour needs to wake up to the new political reality before it is too late

A FEDERAL solution to the current iniquities of the UK’s current constitutional arrangements, as espoused by Gordon Brown, Henry McLeish and…

Read full article: Scottish Labour needs to wake up to the ...→
'Kick in the guts' as Connor Brown's killer released

'Kick in the guts' as Connor Brown's killer released

Ally Gordon was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter after helping his friend, murderer Leighton Barrass, attack Sunderland 18-year-old Connor

Read full article: 'Kick in the guts' as Connor Brown's kil...→
Why the English left should be wary of devolution

Why the English left should be wary of devolution

On the gentle east slope of Calton Hill, a picturesque lump of rock at the east end of Edinburgh’s Princes Street, there is a large, gherkin-shaped cairn toppe [...]

Read full article: Why the English left should be wary of d...→
Leader: A plan for Britain

Leader: A plan for Britain

At the outset of the pandemic it appeared that the Union could be strengthened rather than weakened. After years of visceral and sometimes toxic political deba [...]

Read full article: Leader: A plan for Britain...→
Five former PMs oppose move to cut foreign aid

Five former PMs oppose move to cut foreign aid

Five former prime ministers oppose Boris Johnson’s plans to cut Britain’s foreign aid target to help to reduce the economic fallout of the pandemic.Theresa May [...]

Read full article: Five former PMs oppose move to cut forei...→
Why Scotland qualifying for Euro 2021 matters to the SNP

Why Scotland qualifying for Euro 2021 matters to the SNP

In 1992, Jim Sillars uttered the phrase for which he would be remembered forever. Having just lost his Glasgow Govan seat at the general election, the deputy l [...]

Read full article: Why Scotland qualifying for Euro 2021 ma...→
Mark Smith: Opinion: The problem with Gordon Brown’s plan to save the Union

Mark Smith: Opinion: The problem with Gordon Brown’s plan to save the Union

Gordon Brown has a plan to save the Union and we should probably pay attention because some people credit him with saving the Union once already in…

Read full article: Mark Smith: Opinion: The problem with Go...→

Readers Letters: Scotland must grab these opportunities

Gordon Brown’s warning of the UK being consigned to the history books (your report, November 18) may or may not prove to be correct.

Read full article: Readers Letters: Scotland must grab thes...→
  • #Gordon Brown
Boris Johnson blames devolution, but in truth he's long been hostile to Scotland | Gordon Brown

Boris Johnson blames devolution, but in truth he's long been hostile to Scotland | Gordon Brown

He once said that, as a Scot, I should never be prime minister. Now his stance threatens the unity of the UK, says former PM Gordon Brown

Read full article: Boris Johnson blames devolution, but in ...→
Is it too late for Gordon Brown to save the Union again?

Is it too late for Gordon Brown to save the Union again?

Gordon Brown doesn’t make mistakes, and he doesn’t do apologies. Unlike Tony Blair, who in No 10 would regularly deploy a bashfully regretful mea culpa to shim [...]

Read full article: Is it too late for Gordon Brown to save ...→
Act now to give UK a chance of family Christmas, Gordon Brown urges

Act now to give UK a chance of family Christmas, Gordon Brown urges

Ex-PM says leaders cannot fall ‘behind the curve’, while expert warns against easing Covid rules

Read full article: Act now to give UK a chance of family Ch...→
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Gordon Brown urges Boris Johnson 'act now' and announce Christmas covid plans

Gordon Brown urges Boris Johnson 'act now' and announce Christmas covid plans

The former Prime Minister backed a tighter lockdown in early December so restrictions can be eased for Christmas.

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Gordon Brown: Corbyn must apologise for Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis

Gordon Brown: Corbyn must apologise for Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called on Jeremy Corbyn to make a full “no ifs, no buts” apology for the anti- Semitism crisis that ultimately saw him l [...]

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Gordon Brown claims no deal Brexit will thwart UK vaccine hopes and spark 'WAR' with EU

Gordon Brown claims no deal Brexit will thwart UK vaccine hopes and spark 'WAR' with EU

GORDON BROWN has issued a dire warning regarding the impact of not securing a deal with the EU before the end of the transition period, claiming that a no deal [...]

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'NO chance of divisive referendum in 2021' – Gordon Brown dismantles Sturgeon's SNP dream

GORDON BROWN has hit out at the SNP's plans to hold a second Scottish independence referendum as soon as next year following the May Holyrood election, warning [...]

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Gordon Brown: Tony Blair and I were naive on impact of devolution

Gordon Brown: Tony Blair and I were naive on impact of devolution

Gordon Brown has admitted that he and Tony Blair were naive to believe devolution would strengthen the Union.Referendums on establishing the Scottish and Welsh [...]

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How to save the United Kingdom

How to save the United Kingdom

Until very recently, the US looked like the West’s most divided and dysfunctional democracy. Now, those on the other side of the Atlantic would be excused for [...]

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UK may be consigned to 'history books' in a decade, says Gordon Brown

Former prime minister Gordon Brown has warned the United Kingdom could be consigned to the "e;history books"e; in a decade unless there is urgent refor [...]

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Five tips for finding a No 10 chief of staff

Five tips for finding a No 10 chief of staff

A few years ago a former Blair aide told me a story about leaving 10 Downing Street as Gordon Brown’s team moved in. On her way out, she offered to come back a [...]

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A Promised Land: What Obama thought of Gordon Brown and David Cameron

A Promised Land: What Obama thought of Gordon Brown and David Cameron

In his memoir "A Promised Land" released today, former US President Barack Obama reveals his impressions of “dour” Gordon Brown and the “studied informality” o [...]

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Universal Credit warning of 'community revolt' if coronavirus boost is scrapped

Universal Credit warning of 'community revolt' if coronavirus boost is scrapped

Former prime minister Gordon Brown is the latest voice to join a campaign to stop the Universal Credit coronavirus boost coming to an end

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Brown calls on the government to scrap plans to cut £20-a-week universal credit payment

GORDON BROWN called on the government yesterday to scrap plans to abolish the extra £20-a-week universal credit currently paid to millions of families.... The [...]

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Gordon Brown demands Tories halt plan to cut Universal Credit by £20 a week

Gordon Brown demands Tories halt plan to cut Universal Credit by £20 a week

He warned of 'community revolt' if the changes which have provided a lifeline to millions through the pandemic were cut

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Will it ever be the 'right time' for Scottish independence referendum, Gordon Brown? - Lesley Riddoch

What’s the new argument to kill the case for independence – the old one. Now is not the time for a second divisive referendum, Gordon Brown told Andrew Marr ye [...]

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Gordon Brown slams SNP for trying to force 2nd Scottish independence referendum

Gordon Brown slams SNP for trying to force 2nd Scottish independence referendum

GORDON Brown yesterday slammed the SNP for trying to force another Scottish independence referendum. The Scottish-born former Labour PM said a pandemic was “no [...]

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The problem with Project Johnson: You can’t polish nothing or roll it in glitter

The problem with Project Johnson: You can’t polish nothing or roll it in glitter

It is more than a decade since Gordon Brown visited an Innocent smoothie factory, but I think of it often. The then-Labour prime minister posed in front of an [...]

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Downing Street drama reflects the ‘dysfunction’ of Britain, says Gordon Brown

Downing Street drama reflects the ‘dysfunction’ of Britain, says Gordon Brown

GORDON BROWN said today that the Downing Street drama over Dominic Cummings reflects the “dysfunction” of the whole country in the midst of the Covid-19 pandem [...]

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Brown: SNP must 'come clean' about independence economics as Blackford vows poll next year

Brown: SNP must 'come clean' about independence economics as Blackford vows poll next year

FORMER Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said the country needs "time to heal" rather than rushing in to another "divisive"…

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Gordon Brown warns ' now is not the right time' for another independence referendum

Gordon Brown has warned “now is not the right time” for another Scottish independence referendum as he refused to rule out leading the No campaign.

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Gordon Brown says next year is the ‘wrong time’ for a Scottish independence referendum

Gordon Brown says next year is the ‘wrong time’ for a Scottish independence referendum

Former prime minister says UK needs ‘time to heal’ as opinion polls show support for independent Scotland

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No indyref2 while Scotland 'heals' from coronavirus says Gordon Brown

No indyref2 while Scotland 'heals' from coronavirus says Gordon Brown

The former Labour Prime Minister also dodged a question over whether he would lead the Unionist campaign if there was a referendum.

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Downing Street’s ‘factional fighting’ must end, says Gordon Brown

Downing Street’s ‘factional fighting’ must end, says Gordon Brown

The fallout continued amid further allegations of personal attacks on the Prime Minister’s fiancée Carrie Symonds

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Gordon Brown dismisses referendum demands and calls for radical devolution shakeup | Press and Journal

Gordon Brown dismisses referendum demands and calls for radical devolution shakeup | Press and Journal

Gordon Brown has dismissed demands for a second independence referendum, saying the nation needs "time to heal" emotionally and financially after the pandemic.

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SNP urged 'to come clean' about IndyRef2 plans as Gordon Brown dismantles Sturgeon's dream

SNP urged 'to come clean' about IndyRef2 plans as Gordon Brown dismantles Sturgeon's dream

NICOLA STURGEON has been urged to "come clean" about her plans for independence, as former prime minister Gordon Brown told Andrew Marr that the SNP's economic [...]

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'Let them get on with it' Ex-PM David Cameron rages at Remainers 'interrupting' Brexit

'Let them get on with it' Ex-PM David Cameron rages at Remainers 'interrupting' Brexit

DAVID CAMERON has hit out at past Prime Ministers, such as Theresa May and Gordon Brown, for their roles in frustrating the Brexit process, warning that the Go [...]

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Gordon Brown warns Boris Johnson there is 'no way' Britain can 'fall out' with US AND EU

Gordon Brown warns Boris Johnson there is 'no way' Britain can 'fall out' with US AND EU

GORDON BROWN has warned Boris Johnson that the UK cannot afford to "fall out" with both the United States and the European Union.

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Joe Biden hailed as a ‘friend of UK’ by former PM Gordon Brown

Joe Biden hailed as a ‘friend of UK’ by former PM Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown has described Joe Biden as a “friend of Britain” and believes the president-elect could visit the UK in the next six months.

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Gordon Brown warns 'no chance' of Brexit UK-US deal if Boris does not 'withdraw EU threat'

Gordon Brown warns 'no chance' of Brexit UK-US deal if Boris does not 'withdraw EU threat'

BORIS JOHNSON must quickly make amends with President-Elect Joe Biden by ditching the controversial parts of the Internal Market Bill if he wants to secure a p [...]

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Brexit breakthrough: Joe Biden already 'speeding up' UK-EU talks as deadline looms

Brexit breakthrough: Joe Biden already 'speeding up' UK-EU talks as deadline looms

BREXIT negotiations have already shown signs of speeding up in the immediate aftermath of Joe Biden's victory in the US Election 2020, according to Gordon Brow [...]

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US election 2020: Donald Trump has already lost Rupert Murdoch's support

US election 2020: Donald Trump has already lost Rupert Murdoch's support

No part of the American news media did more to elevate Donald Trump from the gossip pages of the tabloids, through reality TV, to the White House, than the new [...]

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Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex Nick Gordon's final hours snorting heroin and vomiting

Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex Nick Gordon's final hours snorting heroin and vomiting

Stomach-churning pictures have now emerged of inside the hotel room where Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex Nick Gordon spent his last hours before his death

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Nick Gordon, 30, spent final hours snorting heroin in Florida hotel

Nick Gordon, 30, spent final hours snorting heroin in Florida hotel

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex-fiancé, died of a heroin overdose in the early hours of New Year's Day in an Orlando, Flori [...]

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