Why Was Gordon Brown Nicknamed The Prudent Chancellor For Years?
2010-04-12 10:36:15 UTC
What was prudent about selling off our gold at rock bottom prices, raiding pensions, presiding over a massive housing bubble, etc...
Ten answers:
2010-04-12 10:42:28 UTC
I've pondered this one myself and if he's prudent my eldest daughter's the Queen of Sheba.
Paul A
2010-04-12 10:48:00 UTC
I think the gold fiasco was in 2001 so you could argue he was prudent for 4 years. Raiding the pensions was prudent from his point of view as it created a surplus to spend, not a deficit as now. As for the housing bubble, oh how we all loved it. We just wanted it to go on and on for ever. Apart from Uncle Vince, but nobody listened.
2010-04-12 12:57:49 UTC
God only knows! I wrote to him once about the pension business and the reply was that pension funds had not been raided, you try and get the government to admit that they totally screwed up the best pension system in Europe, not a hope. I wouldn't believe Gordon Brown if he told me the sun would rise tomorrow, I'd wait and see first.
2016-10-25 07:01:15 UTC
I agree. Labour's major skills seems in media administration. the present jobless entire of one million.67m develop into the source of an huge fuss lower than Maggie, yet now that is not worth declaring. This authorities isn't surely perfect at administration, for this reason those "grand projets" you aspect out.
2010-04-12 11:22:26 UTC
Have you really had that much of a sheltered life.

Every celebrity needs a good catchphrase.

Ha Ha Ha know what I mean Arry never won Bruno any fights so why should Gordon be any different.

Besides Dear Prudence is what he listened to whilst stoned out of his head at university.
2010-04-12 10:48:35 UTC
Because Brown coined the phrase himself
2010-04-12 11:38:02 UTC
He's a real Jekyll and Hyde. His personality alternates between phases of good and bad behaviour.
2010-04-12 11:15:06 UTC
Did you mean the 'Prune Gent' Chancellor,because the shi*t came easily out!?
2010-04-12 12:59:47 UTC
It just proves how inadequate even the 'so called' economic experts really are.
2010-04-12 11:29:13 UTC
coz he's Scottish innit

hello Black Panther, who will you be sticking the boot into tonight?

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