Former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown has announced today he is stepping down at the next election. He was the leader that steered us through the financial crisis, borrowed and spent money like there was no tomorrow. Yet to most people he was completely unsuited for the job of Prime Minister. Indeed, when articles like this from the Independent “Six things Gordon Brown did that weren’t a complete disaster” are on the front pages you have to wonder how his time in office will be regarded.
Bringing his time back to Northern Ireland, Brown did help deliver the Hillsborough agreement on policing and justice.
So what is his legacy? Was he completed disaster or the man who saved the UK from financial ruin?
Answers on a postcard please…..
David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs