Gordon Brown UK General Election Quotes

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My duty as prime minister has been to seek to resolve this situation... My resolve has not, and will not, change. I pledged to do everything in my power to fight for the people of this country - to secure the recovery, to protect their livelihoods and to continue to fight for a future fair for all
Gordon Brown

Some pundits have used the phrase 'kicking and screaming' to describe what it would take to get Gordon Brown out of number ten... are they right? Only time will tell...
Date Added: 09 May 2010
Should the discussions between Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg come to nothing... I would be prepared to discuss with Mr Clegg the areas where there may be some measure of agreement between our two parties
Gordon Brown

As anticipated by the pundits, Gordon Brown has not given in just yet...
Date Added: 07 May 2010
I understand and completely respect the position of Mr Clegg in stating that he wishes first to make contact with the leader of the Conservative Party
Gordon Brown

After a devastating night of losses for Labour, GB says he understands if NC wants to talk to DC first...
Date Added: 07 May 2010
People will judge us also on the number of votes we have got, as well as the number of seats
Gordon Brown

... on the prospect of getting more seats or not too many less than than the Tories with far fewer votes
Date Added: 05 Apr 2010
Well I'll have to take responsibility, and I will take full responsibility if anything happens
Gordon Brown

The first hint that he might actually resign if Labour lose rather than having to be pushed...
Date Added: 04 May 2010
I am the most optimistic man in Britain, because I have got a plan for the future
Gordon Brown

... let's just hope that plan for the future doesn't involve calling any more lifelong Labour voters a bigot...
Date Added: 03 May 2010
The only reason I came into politics was because I saw what was happening in my local area... when it comes to immigration I want to see we increase the number of jobs that people trained in Britain can take.
Gordon Brown

Non-sequitur anyone?
Date Added: 29 Apr 2010
Northern Rock failed but it is a small bank... it is not the size of the banks it is the way they were being run.
Gordon Brown

Talking about why the banks failed...
Date Added: 29 Apr 2010
You have seen me in one context on the TV. I hope you see once more someone not just proud to be your leader but also someone who understands the economic challenges we face.
Gordon Brown

An email to Labour activists trying to do some damage limitation after bigotgate...
Date Added: 29 Apr 2010
I understand the worries people have about immigration, I understand the concerns about what is happening to people, neighbourhoods, and I understand the fears that people have
Gordon Brown

The day after the day before, when Brown realises he really was caught on mic calling a pensioner a bigot, answering a similar question a little too late
Date Added: 29 Apr 2010
That was a disaster - they should never have put me with that woman. Whose idea was that? She's just a sort of bigoted woman that said she used to be Labour. I mean it's just ridiculous. I don't know why Sue brought her up towards me.
Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown is 'mortified' about being caught on record insulting a member of the electorate... will he also have his head in his hands come May 7th?
Date Added: 29 Apr 2010
We are the party that is tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime
Gordon Brown

... time warp time: borrowing Blair's New Labour soundbyte. Meaningless then, meaningless now...
Date Added: 28 Apr 2010
I'm a democrat. I want as many people to vote as possible... whatever party they want to vote for.
Gordon Brown

Talking to Dermot O'Leary, no less...
Date Added: 25 Apr 2010
Get real, Nick, get real.
Gordon Brown

Talking to Nick Clegg who, as usual, was living in a fantasy land during the election debate on Thursday...
Date Added: 25 Apr 2010
This may have the feel of a TV popularity contest, but in truth this is an election about Britain's future, a fight for your future, and for your jobs.
Gordon Brown

Introduction to debate number two...
Date Added: 23 Apr 2010
I like David to talk to - don't be ridiculous
Gordon Brown

... answering Andrew 'no tough questions' Marr's question about whether he hates David Cameron or not...
Date Added: 18 Apr 2010
The Liberal Democrats have got to be exposed.  I think they have made a mistake in their economic policy... Why do they want to cut child tax credits? I think that is unfair. Why do they want to cut child trust funds.
Gordon Brown

Labour have been pushed into third place in some 'how will you vote' opinion polls for the first time since time began (or so it seems!)
Date Added: 18 Apr 2010
I agree with what Nick said.
Gordon Brown

The only quote anyone will remember from the leadership debate - Brown cosying up to Nick Clegg on everything; perhaps he wants Clegg to be Prime Minister!
Date Added: 16 Apr 2010
I don't think anybody goes into something new without feeling something about what's going to happen.
Gordon Brown

On whether or not he was nervous about the TV debates...
Date Added: 15 Apr 2010
 I was looking for this chance to talk directly to the people of this country and that's what I'm going to do
Gordon Brown

GB on apparently actively looking forward to the TV debates with the other leaders on the three consecutive Thursdays...
Date Added: 15 Apr 2010
I hope I'm not intimidating, I hope I am the opposite, I hope I am willing to listen and willing to learn. And then I'll go back and I'll make up my mind and say 'this is what we do now'.
Gordon Brown

And how he listened to the guy who was complaining about not being able to send his son a good school a few days ago... if listening means blanking someone, getting in your car quickly and shutting the door...
Date Added: 14 Apr 2010
All the complaints I was getting from people was, 'Look you're regulating them too much'. And actually the truth is that globally and nationally we should have been regulating them more.
Gordon Brown

Speaking about the banks...
Date Added: 14 Apr 2010
There's a complete hole at the centre of the Conservative manifesto
Gordon Brown

Responding to the Tory manifesto Gordon Brown appears to be comparing it to a Polo... the Polo Mint Manifesto...
Date Added: 13 Apr 2010
Labour will be restless and relentless reformers. Reformers of the market and reformers of the state.
Gordon Brown

Brown speaking when launching the Labour manifesto. Believe at your peril!
Date Added: 12 Apr 2010
I am a believer in marriage, and the institution of marriage is absolutely central and fundamental to our society.
Gordon Brown

The Great Leader backs marriage, but not a married couples allowance...
Date Added: 10 Apr 2010
A candidate has made a mistake. It's unacceptable... We cannot have people standing as candidates for the Labour Party who express these views
Gordon Brown - Trivia fact: Gordon Brown is ironically referred to as 'The Great Leader' on BBC's This Week political show

On the sacking of PPC Stuart MacLennan as candidate in Moray Scotland...
Date Added: 09 Apr 2010
Britain is on the road to recovery and nothing we do should put that recovery at risk.
Gordon Brown - Prime Minister

The Prime Minister is implying that voting for another party would be to risk recovery...
Date Added: 08 Apr 2010

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