The Prudence of Mr. Gordon Brown

Keegan, William

Verlag: John Wiley & Sons., 2003
ISBN 10: 0470846976 / ISBN 13: 9780470846971
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Inhaltsangabe: A compelling book that examines Gordon Brown's rise to power, his years as Chancellor, and his dramatic decision to give the Bank of England independence

"An essential read for anyone who wants to properly understand political and economic policy developments over the past 15 years and enjoy some good insights about the future."

Neil Kinnock, Vice President of the European Commission and former leader of the Labour Party.

"For twenty years one of the most sceptical and authoritative voices on economic affairs in the British press."

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"A splendidly vivid account of the background, outlook and record of the most powerful Chancellor of modern times."

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The economic policy of new Labour has been fundamental to its success. Gordon Brown has been at the very heart of new Labour's economic policy since the late 1980s and has been highly instrumental in convincing both the British public and the City that a Labour government can run the economy responsibly. He has generally been a popular and well-respected Chancellor - during his early years in office, he was highly praised for his prudence and yet now, well into the second term of office many of the issues on which the Blair government was elected, such as health and education, have not yet been satisfactorily addressed, and Gordon Brown is now being criticised for what many see as his imprudence in handling the nationâ??s finances.

Examining how successful Labourâ??s economic policy has really been, when allowing for the good fortune of a world-wide economic boom, Keegan provides insights into the policies of new Labour, Gordon Brown's rise to power, the impact of his policies and how future policies might influence the economy.

  • Written by a well-known and highly respected journalist who has been close to the heart of politics in Britain for many years, and who is thus able to offer an insiderâ??s view of how policy developed in both opposition and the Government
  • Examines the professional relationships and private friction between Brown, other members of the Cabinet and the Bank of England
  • Includes much previously unpublished material

William Keegan is Associate Editor (since 1983) and Economics Editor (since 1977) of The Observer newspaper. A graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, he has previously held posts with the Financial Times, Daily Mail and Bank of England Economic Intelligence Department. He has sat on a range of advisory committees, including the BBC Advisory Committee on Business and Industrial Affairs, the Employment Institute Council and the Department of Economics Advisory Board, University of Cambridge. He is visiting Professor of Journalism at Sheffield University and is the author of a variety of successful books.

From the Inside Flap: The economic policy of new Labour has been fundamental to its success. Gordon Brown was at the very heart of Labour’s economic policy from the late 1980s and was highly instrumental in persuading both the British public and the City that a Labour government could run the economy responsibly. As the longest serving Labour Chancellor ever, he has exercised an unprecedented dominance over the Treasury and many other arms of government. Yet, well into the second term of office, many of the issues on which the Blair government was elected, such as health and education, have not yet been satisfactorily addressed and the economic (and budgetary) prospects are looking less rosy.

In this book William Keegan examines Gordon Brown’s rise to power, his crucial role in the formation of new Labour with Tony Blair, his years as Chancellor, his dramatic decision to give the Bank of England independence and his current and future policy on European Monetary Union.

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Titel: The Prudence of Mr. Gordon Brown
Verlag: John Wiley & Sons.
Erscheinungsdatum: 2003
Einband: hardcover
Zustand: Good

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Buchbeschreibung John Wiley & Sons., England, 2003. hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. Jacket is in very good condition, very lightly worn in places to edges and to corners. Book itself shows very light minor wear to top and bottom of spine, gilt lettering to spine. Contents are clean, bright and tight. J. Used. Artikel-Nr. 247799

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