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Gordon Brown blamed for Labour's lost credibility on economy

Gordon Brown At WEF

Gordon Brown dealt a blow to Labour's economic credibility by wrongly giving the impression in his final year as prime minister that the party failed to understand the importance of tackling Britain's unprecedented peacetime budget deficit, the shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna, has suggested.

Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage: their wit and wisdom

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, and the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, last week announced plans to stand, respectively, in the constituencies of Uxbridge and South Thanet. As the gaffe-prone politicians get ready to flex their political muscle, we round up some choice quotes from both.