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Former British PM Brown advisor to the World Economic Forum

Monday, April 25th 2011 - 07:16 UTC
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Brown’s name has been tipped for head of IMF but PM Cameron is not convinced  Brown’s name has been tipped for head of IMF but PM Cameron is not convinced

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been appointed as an unpaid advisor to the World Economic Forum. He is to be the chairman of a new policy and initiatives co-ordination board.

There had been speculation he could become the next head of the International Monetary Fund.

However, his successor as British leader, David Cameron, argued Mr Brown may not be the 'best person' to head the global finance watchdog.

Mr Cameron, whose stance could bar his predecessor from the IMF post, blames Mr Brown for what he says was the economic mess his government inherited.

Mr Brown's defenders say he did as good a job as could be expected in steering Britain through the global economic crisis of 2008-09 and also launched initiatives that ensured the international banking system would not collapse.

The World Economic Forum is best known for its annual meeting, usually held in Davos in Switzerland, where top international business leaders and politicians are joined by artists, academics, religious leaders, trade unionists and campaign groups.

Mr Brown, who was Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997 to 2007 under the government of his Labour predecessor Tony Blair, has in the past been a keynote speaker at Davos meetings.

Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the WEF, said Brown would bring a wealth of knowledge to the organisation.
 

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  • Marcos Alejandro

    He is going to tell eveybody why he sold 60 percent of Britain gold for rock botton prices. World Economic Forum advisor Gordon Brown; World Peace envoy Tony Blair, what the hell is wrong with these people!

    Apr 25th, 2011 - 11:23 pm 0
  • GeoffWard

    The man who can do the same for the World Economic Forum as he did for the UK.

    The World must be truely blind to let this one-eyed man be king.

    Apr 26th, 2011 - 12:05 am 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    “There had been speculation he could become the next head of the International Monetary Fund” :-)))))))))))))))))

    Apr 26th, 2011 - 12:21 am 0
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