Britain can be proud of its response to the tsunami appeal. Gordon Brown quote
I promise that we will listen and we will learn so that we can serve our country and our communities even better in the years to come [election 2005] Gordon Brown quote
I hope the Spice Girls will come back, although it may be beyond even Bob Geldof to get that to happen. Gordon Brown quote
Robin Cook's mastery of the House of Commons was acknowledged on all sides and his incisive mind, forensic skills and formidable and wide ranging debating prowess were seen by the public very clearly. Gordon Brown quote
I admired and valued Robin as a colleague and friend and as one of the greatest parliamentarians of our time. His wife Gaynor and his two sons are in our thoughts and prayers. [on the death of Robin Cook] Gordon Brown quote
This is a Budget for Britain's future to secure fairness for each child and invest in every child [2006 budget] Gordon Brown quote
Investing in education comes first Gordon Brown quote
The Arctic Monkeys really wake you up in the morning Gordon Brown quote
The man who was Chancellor of Great Britain for ten years but always wanted to be Prime Minister.
And he became Prime Minister on 27th June 2007. Yes, pinch yourself hard but you won't wake up - Gordon Brown aka the Clunking Fist, did indeed become Prime Minister of Great Britain.
At the time there was much furore about whether the leader of the country should be someone who has not been elected by the people as Prime Minister, but this has actually happened several times in the past.
Early on in his premiership he had reasonable popularity and many called for him to call an election there and then, however he did not do so, preferring to let the parliament run its course.
When the financial crisis struck it was thought that he would lose his role and there was much talk of plots within the Labour party to depose of him before the election.
However none of those came to anything and he led the Labour party into the 2010 election. The result was that Labour eventually lost with a Lib Dem / Tory coalition forming a government. Although being re-elected as the MP for his constituency this meant Gordon Brown resigned as Prime Minister on 11th may 2010.