Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown is a former British prime minister and leader of the British Labour Party from 2007 until 2010. Brown previously served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Labour government from 1997 to 2007 and has been a member of parliament since 1983.

Ex-British PM Gordon Brown's relative deported from Sarawak

Abdul Taib Mahmud

The sister-in-law of former British prime minister Gordon Brown has said she was deported from a Malaysian state whose powerful leader is widely accused of massive corruption. Clare Rewcastle Brown, an activist journalist who runs a website and radio station fiercely critical of Sarawak's chief minister, Abdul Taib Mahmud, said she was turned away at an airport in the state on Wednesday.

Friday, 5 July, 2013, 2:20am

Who said it?

I resigned for the Jiang Zemin incident ... I tried my very best but I could not stop this piece of news from being broadcast

Leung Ka-wing, ATV's senior vice-president of news and public affairs

If you look back into recent Chinese history, inflation could be a very destabilising element

6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

UK nod on Tibet cemented ties: Wen

Sino-British ties were free of historical disputes and burdens after Britain recognised Tibet as part of China, Premier Wen Jiabao told former British prime minister Gordon Brown yesterday.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Brown extends hearty welcome to mainland sovereign fund

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has invited the mainland's sovereign fund to invest heavily in his country, despite global worries that the mainland's ample cash could be a source of controversy.

19 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Brown, Wen discuss Darfur, climate issues

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown discussed the environment, human rights and democracy with Chinese leaders on the first day of a three-day visit yesterday.

He also secured an invitation to the Olympic Games in August.

19 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

New style at No 10, and possibly on world stage

Britain's new prime minister, Gordon Brown, is not as good a talker, nor as charismatic, as the man he succeeded yesterday, Tony Blair. He has a reputation for being dour and brooding, genial and private - attributes that seem out of step with the economic vibrancy he has endowed his nation with during the decade he has just ended as its finance chief.

28 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

The Blair legacy

Tony Blair famously won power on a pledge that New Labour's priorities in government would be 'education, education, education'. It was an agenda that appealed to the swing voters in middle England and an acknowledgement that in the age of knowledge economies the schools agenda had to take centre stage.

23 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Taxable surplus extra

When British Chancellor Gordon Brown rose in parliament last month to deliver his budget speech there was undeniably an air of drama in the chamber - not merely because of any new measures he might introduce, but because this was almost certainly his final budget before taking up the reins as prime minister.

18 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Britain setting gold standard for changing from Brown to green

'Gordon Brown ended the freeze on petrol duty, doubled air passenger duty and announced a raft of initiatives to combat climate change today as he laid out what is expected to be his final Pre-Budget Report as Chancellor.'

The Times, December 6

11 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Debt relief a poor response to calls from those with loudest voices

'It is the rich countries hearing the voice of the poor'

Gordon Brown,

British Chancellor of the Exchequer

11 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Debt relief buys time to improve governance

British deputy leader Gordon Brown is emerging as one of the most prominent advocates of debt relief for poor countries. He will be in a prime position to champion this agenda in the coming year, as the country takes on leadership of both the Group of Eight and the European Union.

29 Sep 2004 - 12:00am