David Miliband accuses Gordon Brown of lacking “moral seriousness” as PM

July 10th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Gordon Brown London, July 10 (ANI): The Labour leadership candidate David Miliband has made his most outspoken attack on former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, saying he lacked the “moral seriousness” he had promised and lost the trust of the people.

According to The Telegraph, Miliband accused Brown, the man he is bidding to replace as Labour leader, of failing to keep many of the promises he made on taking office three years ago.

He claimed “spin” and “highhandedness” intensified under his premiership while previous Labour strengths such as “clear strategy” and “bold plans for change” were lost.

“I agreed completely with Gordon Brown, when he became Prime Minister in 2007, that we needed renewal. I supported and voted for him. I agreed with him on the importance of party reform and a meaningful internationalism that would be part of a unified government strategy,” the paper quoted him, as saying.

“But, it didn’t happen, that is a political fact and now words are cheap but the stakes are high,” he added.

The paper also stated that while Brown and Alistair Darling, his chancellor, had successfully rescued the banks at the height of the credit crisis, Miliband accused the former prime minister of failing to use the opportunity to transform the economy.

Miliband also accused the former leader of failing to reward the wealthy, and intervening too much in the state, allowing officials to unnecessarily interfere in people’s lives. (ANI)

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