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# Gordon Brown

Last year
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Afghanistan is 'biggest humanitarian crisis of our time' and West must act, Gordon Brown says
The former British PM said more than half of the Afghan population is facing extreme hunger, including a million children who are at risk of starving to death.
Simon and Leo beware - not everyone who inherits a country ends up enjoying it
Ruling a country without having been elected can be an endeavour fraught with danger.
'Britain twice saved the world from tyranny, we'll do what we want' - Tory MP
Gordon Brown reckons a Brexit would make the UK akin to the ‘North Korea of Europe’. So… would it?
Opinion: Yes, Scotland has stayed in the UK – but the old union is dead
Despite the defeat for independence, Scotland and the UK will never be the same again – and Ireland’s relationship with its neighbours will change too.
'Better the devil you know': Winners, losers - and one for you to decide - from the political week
Scotland said No, Gordon Brown re-emerged, as did Alan Shatter, and Micheál Martin tied himself in knots.
Belgian newspaper accidentally refers to Gordon Brown as 'Golden Brown'
Easy mistake to make.
Scottish referendum on knife-edge as new poll puts 1% between Yes and No camps
The pro-union side has just slightly inched ahead, after a dramatic surge in support for independence.
WATCH: Former British PM Gordon Brown forgets that he is still a politician
The good people of Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath won’t be pleased…
Watch: This former British prime minister doesn't want to answer any questions
Gordon Brown practically ran away from a journalist wanting to question him about fresh allegations concerning his former special advisor.
UK 'tapped phones and emails' of other countries at G20 summits
The Guardian says diplomats at a finance ministers’ summit in 2009 were tapped – on the day that a British-hosted G8 begins.
Romney caught on tape... who else has fallen foul of hidden recordings?
Mitt Romney’s been caught rapid dismissing 47 per cent of American voters. Who else didn’t know the mic was on?
Watch live: Leveson inquiry hears evidence from David Cameron
The inquiry set up in the wake of the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World continues to receive witness testimony today.
Leveson: Gordon Brown contradicts Murdoch, criticises The Sun
The former British Prime Minister kicked off a week of senior political witnesses at the inquiry into British media ethics which also heard from current Chancellor George Osborne.
7 things we learned from the Leveson inquiry this week
From Rupert Murdoch’s TV favourites to David Cameron’s text message lessons…
Leveson: Rupert Murdoch plays down political influence
News Corp chairman told British inquiry into media ethics that it’s a myth he or his papers carry serious political sway.
David Cameron may be called to face Leveson Inquiry
The prime minister, his predecessor, and the opposition leader are all expected to be called, the London Times has reported.
Ms Piggy and Yo Blair: 5 of the best open-mic political gaffes
And one other that had far reaching implications for its protagonist: Brian Cowen…
BBC "considering legal options" against prank news website is an identical copy of the BBC News website – but includes three less-than-savoury fake stories.
MPs to quiz cops on failure to investigate phone-hacking
The assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police will be grilled on why he chose not to reopen inquiries in 2009.
Gordon Brown's bank account and medical records hacked
Former PM’s bank account may have been illegally accesses by The Sunday Times, while The Sun obtained his son’s medical records.
Gordon Brown accepts he made 'big mistakes' with the banks
The former British Prime Minister has taken some responsibility for the banking crisis, saying that his administration had not understood the situation they were faced with.
The Seven Deadly Political Whodunits - books for Mary O'Rourke to draw inspiration from
The outgoing TD says she will write a political tell all. But what should she be reading for inspiration?
Hip hop musical to chart the formation of UK coalition government
The musical will feature David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Gordon Brown and others rapping.
Slideshow: Ten pivotal moments in the year of politics
Leadership coups that worked (and those which didn’t); politicians who resigned (and those who should have); diplomatic gambles that worked (and those that failed): 2010 had it all.
New strain of the TB-GBs sweeping Britain
Blair’s memoirs are published today – and one relationship dominates the pages. Hint: it’s not the one between Tony and Cherie.