US President George Bush is meeting British PM Gordon Brown for formal talks at Downing Street, on the second day of his two-day visit to the UK.
The two are set to focus on the Middle East, oil and food prices. Mr. Bush arrived at No 10 after breakfast talks with ex-prime minister Tony Blair. The trip is part of Mr. Bush’s final European tour before he leaves office. On Sunday Mr. Bush also met the Queen. His arrival in London was greeted by hundreds of anti-war demonstrators.
I just hope he realized that Brown is not called Tony! But then again …does it matter?
Gordon Brown says it has been a “bad and disappointing” election for Labour, as the party suffers its worst council results in at least 40 years.
BBC research suggests Labour won 24% of votes cast in England and Wales, behind the Tories on 44% and Lib Dems on 25%.
Surely the voters expressing their dissatisfaction in volumes and we can only hope that is another nail in Brown’s political coffin.
Why? Is he applying for a new job? Gordon Brown will tell Wall Street bankers to reveal their financial losses quickly during his three-day trip to the United States. Mr. Brown believes the move is necessary to help end a global credit crunch.
He will begin his stay by having breakfast at the United Nations with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The prime minister will also be meeting President George W Bush and Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke to discuss problems with the world market.
Later in the week Mr. Brown plans to meet presidential hopefuls Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain to talk about bilateral relations between Britain and the US. He told the Wall Street Journal of plans to capitalize on English’s dominance as the international language, with the British Council and American organizations offering to help anyone in the world who wanted to learn to speak it.
Now I’m sure, the man is looking for a new job and to immigrate to US the same time!!!
From the Ovi magazine
The British Prime Minister said a 2.5% fall in March, recorded by the Halifax, should be seen in the context of 10 years of big increases and low interest rates. He added that the government was not a “spectator” and was “always vigilant” on global economic difficulties.
Gordon Brown has said the UK is well placed to deal with global economic crises, after figures showed sharp decline in house prices.
The prime minister said a 2.5% fall in March, recorded by the Halifax, should be seen in the context of 10 years of big increases and low interest rates. He added that the government was not a “spectator” and was “always vigilant” on global economic difficulties. He insisted the UK was in a much better position than in the early 1990s.
The next question is… Gordon what to you take, because the man is under strong illusions!