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We’re all in debt to Gordon Brown’s borrowing

It's time to put the Tory spin aside and re-assess Brown's economic record

By Robert Skidelsky   January 2018

Labour General Election posters supporting Gordon Brown in his Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency office in Cowdenbeath, 2010. Photo: PA

Listen: Skidelsky discusses Brown’s record with Prospect’s Tom Clark in the latest episode of “Headspace” 

Gordon Brown’s economic performance needs rescuing from the condescension of Conservative spin. The spin was that Labour’s self-styled “prudent” Chancellor left the public finances in a terrible mess, which needed to be cleared up by the incoming Cameron Government of 2010. It was Labour’s extravagance that caused Tory austerity. But this is a parody of the truth.

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