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Gordon Brown: what I believe

After the global crisis, this is how the British centre-left should renew itself

By Gordon Brown   October 2009

In the last year, we have lived through an economic crisis more profound than any since the great depression, and witnessed a parliamentary expenses scandal unprecedented in British history. The financial meltdown has profoundly challenged the international economic order, setting in train events that will shape the world economy for decades. At the same time, a new settlement in British politics is being born of the crisis of trust caused by public revulsion at events in Westminster.

I believe that the failure of self-regulation in finance and politics mean we are now living through a profoundly progressive moment in world…

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