It’s not very fashionable to praise Gordon Brown. He caused the global economic crisis after all, remember.
I’m actually midway through reading Anthony Seldon and Guy Lodge’s “Brown at 10″ at the moment, and have to say that it’s an eye opener. It’s difficult to accurately judge events at the time as you lack perspective and distance.
I’m not sure what the view on its accuracy is, but I must admit that I’ve found it very balanced. Granted Brown wasn’t a perfect person. But show me the politician who is. Hell, show me the person who is.
But what has struck me is his passion, his dedication, his resolve — in the end — to do the right thing regardless of how popular it was.