What Did Gordon Brown Do?

How old is Gordon Brown?

69 years (February 20, 1951)Gordon Brown/Age.

Who was Labour leader after Gordon Brown?

Living former party leadersLeaderTerm of officeDate of birthNeil Kinnock1983–199228 March 1942Jeremy Corbyn2015–202026 May 1949Gordon Brown2007–201020 February 1951Tony Blair1994–20076 May 19534 more rows

What did Tony Blair do to the NHS?

The history of his “reforms” hardly bears repeating. First he dismantled general practice fundholding and some aspects of the Tory internal market. He set up primary care groups, remade them into primary care trusts, and then merged them again into half the number.

Who did Tony Blair beat?

The incumbent governing Conservative Party led by Prime Minister John Major was defeated in a landslide by the Labour Party led by Tony Blair.

Why did Gordon Brown resign?

He announced his intention to resign on 10 May 2010 to help broker a Labour-Liberal Democrat deal. However, this became increasingly unlikely and on 11 May, Brown announced his resignation as Prime Minister and as Leader of the Labour Party.

Why did Gordon Brown sell the gold reserves?

In 1999, Chancellor Gordon Brown sought to sell off 401 tonnes (56%) of the UK’s gold reserves. The logic was that gold wasn’t being used as a safe haven as much as it had been before, and that foreign currencies like the US Dollar and the imminent Euro would generate much better returns.

How long was new Labour in power?

New Labour is a period in the history of the British Labour Party from the mid to late 1990s until 2010 under the leadership of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

Who was PM in 2016?

In July 2016, after David Cameron resigned, May was elected Conservative Party leader and became the UK’s second female prime minister after Margaret Thatcher. She is the first, and to date, the only woman to hold two of the Great Offices of State.

How many prime ministers has Scotland had?

All other Prime Ministers were born in Great Britain (47 in England and 7 in Scotland).

What school did Tony Blair go to?

St John’s College1975Tony Blair/College

What did the Blair government achieve?

During his first term as Prime Minister, Blair raised taxes; introduced a National Minimum Wage and some new employment rights; introduced significant constitutional reforms; promoted new rights for gay people in the Civil Partnership Act 2004; and signed treaties integrating the UK more closely with the EU.

Is Gordon Brown blind?

During an end-of-term rugby union match at his old school, he received a kick to the head and suffered a retinal detachment. This left him blind in his left eye, despite treatment including several operations and weeks spent lying in a darkened room.