Boom and Bust: The Politics and Legacy of Gordon Brown

Boom and Bust: The Politics and Legacy of Gordon Brown☄ [PDF / Epub] ☃ Boom and Bust: The Politics and Legacy of Gordon Brown By Simon Lee ✓ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk On 27th June 2007 Gordon Brown finally succeeded Tony Blair as Prime Minister for Great Britain having waited in the wings for over ten years Formerly the longest serving most powerful and most succes On th June Gordon Brown Bust: The PDF/EPUB ✓ finally succeeded Tony Blair as Prime Minister for Great Britain having waited in the wings for over ten years Formerly the longest serving most powerful and most successful Chancellor in over years the beginning of his premiership was marked by high approval ratings and a commanding lead in the polls Two years later he is the most unpopular Prime Minister in recent history In this newly Boom and MOBI :¼ updated edition of the critically acclaimed biography Simon Lee systematically examines Brown's politics over the last decade of Labour power and assesses his catastrophic fall from grace Arguing that ideological wavering and economic mismanagement are at the root of his problems Lee traces Brown’s thought and politics from his roots as impassioned socialist and to the pragmatic liberal he is today Incisive and compelling Lee’s searching examination of the UK's most important politician will and Bust: The PDF/EPUB å prove invaluable to anyone interested in contemporary British politics Simon Lee is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Hull University and a leading expert on Gordon Brown and New Labour. This book is primarily about the political philosophy of Gordon Brown and how it evolved during his political life It is not an account of his time in power and as such is very academic in parts If you want to read an account of his time in power then I would recommend Tom Bower's excellent book on this subject However this book does lay bare his culpability for the global financial crash of 2008 which he has always tried to pin on others For the 9 years leading up to the crash he was chairman of a major IMF Committee responsible for identifying upcoming problems with the world economy and he completely failed to see what was going on In addition he was warned many times by the IMF OECD and EU as much as 8 years before the crash about the spiralling debt public and private in the UK economy and did nothing about it The chapter on his policies towards Europe is interesting On these I think he is on the right side of history He understood that the EU's overly regulatory approach bred an uncompetitive economy and he tried and failed to get them to change their approach The same problem with the EU persists today and they show no sign of addressing it

Boom and Bust: The Politics and Legacy of Gordon Brown
  • Paperback
  • 348 pages
  • Boom and Bust: The Politics and Legacy of Gordon Brown
  • Simon Lee
  • English
  • 05 April 2016
  • 9781851686643