To be honest, you could walk away from all of this tomorrow," he said. "I'm not interested in what accompanies being in power. I wouldn't worry if I never returned to all those places - Downing Street, Chequers ... And it would probably be good for my children."
For the first time, the prime minister conceded he wished he had imposed a tougher regulatory regime on the banking system. but said
he didn't want Britain to be outside the mainstream"
and had been under heavy pressure to deregulate further.He also acknowledged that he
"didn't know a lot about" banks buying up sub-prime mortgages during his period as chancellor, but argued that the global nature of modern banking meant such behaviour would "continue to happen".
Brown insisted that Labour under his leadership could win the next election, for two reasons: that the action the government had taken on the economy and MPs' expenses would start to bear fruit; and that the Tories had admitted that they would make deep cuts in public spending.
The idea that any party in government would need to cut public spending was "a myth", he said, and the Tories' adoption of a strategy of cuts proved that they could no longer "talk about being mainstream".
Gordon. It's one thing to lie to yourself, but when you insist on repeating the same, tired old bollox, to the electorate and Parliament, it makes you look completely delusional. I wouldn't trust you to teach a dog to do tricks, let alone lecture human beings.
You have destroyed your beloved party, now let it rest in peace, and let us escape from the obscene nightmare that this Country has become under your mismanagement.
Don't walk away. Fucking run. Now. As far and as fast as you can, before you have to be sedated and taken off in the twinky mobile.