Quote [91] – One Decent PM went to (mow) / visit congress

Speech to Congress (U.S)

“…So far, so good.  He now spoke out on climate change: ‘I believe that you, the nation that had the vision to put a man on the moon, are also the nation with the vision to protect and preserve our planet earth.’  Some Republicans refused to applaud.

More audaciously still, he raised the banner of free trade, telling a sceptical audience that, ‘history tells us that, in the end’, protectionism  ‘protects no one’.”

“He knew his praise of Roosevelt and his New Deal and his extolling Obama for pursing similarly expansionary policies, would not receive universal applause.  Nor did they.  None the less, the speech was Brown at his oratorical best, and he knew at once that he had struck the right note.”

“In London his team in Downing street were glued to the television screen in the horseshoe.  Watching it they felt a huge sense of pride and admiration for him.  It was one of his very best moments as Prime Minister.”

Government – PM Brown at 10 – Anthony Seldon
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