Gordon Brown

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Rishi Sunak’s Whitehall carve up merely rearranges the deckchairs
The prime minister hopes this reorganisation will bring faster growth, but he will be disappointed

Larry Elliott

07, Feb, 2023 @4:51 PM

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Gordon Brown warns of Tories ‘testing the water’ for two-tier healthcare
Sajid Javid idea to charge patients would undermine NHS and fail to tackle entrenched poverty, says former Labour prime minister

Peter Walker Political correspondent

23, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Blair aide feared 1997 cabinet portrait would look ‘triumphalist’
National Archives documents show concerns raised over Scottish National Portrait Gallery’s proposal

Caroline Davies and Ben Quinn

30, Dec, 2022 @6:01 AM

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How Labour can benefit from a principled stand in favour of electoral reform | Letters
Letters: Readers reflect on a Guardian editorial urging Labour to back proportional representation, and Gordon Brown’s commission

14, Dec, 2022 @6:26 PM

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Power to the people is a lovely idea, Gordon Brown, but you forgot about women | Catherine Bennett
Labour’s vision of a new Britain ignores the issue of structural sex discrimination

Catherine Bennett

10, Dec, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Labour plan to reform constitution will end ‘sticking plaster politics’, says Starmer
Proposals, including abolishing House of Lords, aimed at moving power away from London

Peter Walker, Jessica Elgot and Severin Carrell

05, Dec, 2022 @6:49 PM

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The Guardian view on Labour’s devolution plans: regional inequality is a blight | Editorial
Editorial: Britain is heading in the wrong direction, and radical change is needed in how money and power works

Editorial

05, Dec, 2022 @6:28 PM

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‘A yearning for change’: Starmer and Brown set out their policy stall
Present and past leaders on how a Labour government would act boldly to end Britain’s ‘perpetual crisis’ and devolve power

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

05, Dec, 2022 @6:22 PM

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Will Labour really axe the Lords, that laughing stock of democracy? I’ll believe it when I see it | Simon Jenkins
It is time for this institution to be replaced by a council of the people, but Starmer may not have the stomach for reform, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

05, Dec, 2022 @2:46 PM

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Labour unveils plan to overhaul constitution and replace the Lords
Gordon Brown’s Commission on the UK’s Future also aims to curb influence of wealth and foreign money

Rowena Mason and Libby Brooks

04, Dec, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Keir Starmer warned by Labour peers not to waste political capital on Lords reform
Policy could distract party from pushing through other urgent measures, leader is told

Toby Helm

04, Dec, 2022 @7:15 AM

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Gordon Brown says China must pay into climate fund for poor countries
Former prime minister says US and Europe will pay biggest share of loss and damage fund, but China must too

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

26, Nov, 2022 @4:41 PM

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