Gordon told us at his first Labour Party conference as leader in 2007:
So this is my pledge to the British people:
I will not let you down.
And I will always stand up for you.
He also said
it is because of the strength of the British economy that we are able to steer a path of low inflation, low interest rates and stable growth… with the longest uninterrupted period of economic growth in the history of our country.
Then the economy collapsed…