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I feel sorry for Gordon Brown—a fundamentally good man who did his best for Britain

He is blamed for the financial crisis, but his new book sets the record straight

By Vince Cable  

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Photo: World Economic Forum

It is the victors who get to write history. The Tudor version of history has a narrative in which Richard III is a murderous villain rather than a Yorkist hero. After Gordon Brown lost the 2010 Election, the Tories managed to portray him as the Richard III of modern economic history: a flawed anti-hero who committed political murder to get to the top and then plunged the country into economic chaos.

But, unlike Richard III, Gordon Brown wasn’t…

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