Ah good old Gordon "I have eliminated boom and bust" Brown.
The same Brown who loved the poor so much he elimitated the 10p tax rate so they all had to pay more. The same Brown who sold Britain's gold reserves when the price was at a 20 year low
And who, in fact, announced the sale well in advance so that the price could drop as far as possible because everyone knew the market was about to be flooded...
All things considered, right now I'd rather have Major and Lamont in charge - because they're the ones who, when we were last in recession in 1993/4, actually dealt with it correctly.
Which is why it always baffles me that Cameron and Osborne are doing *exactly* the opposite of what actually fucking worked...