I am ready to make the decisions for people and to work with other people to make this country the great country it is at all times. [God help us all] Gordon Brown quote
And I am ready, I think, to help this country move into its new generation where I think the challenges we face are ones that, because of the values that bind us as a country together, we are uniquely able to say that we are going to be one of the great global success stories of the future Gordon Brown quote
I want to lead a government humble enough to know its place - where I will always strive to be - and that is on people's side Gordon Brown quote
In the weeks and months ahead, my task is to show I have the new ideas, the vision and the experience to earn the trust of the British people [then call a general election Gordie] Gordon Brown quote
I think I spoke for millions of people when I said to the Cabinet today that Tony Blair's achievements are unique, unprecedented and enduring Gordon Brown quote
It is a relationship founded on our common values and the dignity of the individual [on US, UK relations] 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.