-In opposition he was the strategic driving force behind New Labour
-In government he was one of Britain's most intellectually assured chancellors -Within his own party he seemed an unchallengeable power
Yet when Gordon Brown entered number 10 he stumbled, prevaricated; the 'new dawn' promise clouded over. What went wrong? Was it events? Or Gordon himself?
Bringing together a wealth of quality Guardian and Observer journalism, What Went Wrong, Gordon Brown? establishes a chronicle of Brown's trials, blow-by-blow. Along the way, it attempts to solve what will come to be recognised as one of the biggest political conundrums of our times: How did Gordon Brown let the New Labour supremacy slip away?
About this author
Colin Hughes is an Associate Editor of The Guardian. Having worked as Political Correspondent and latterly Deputy Editor of the Independent, he joined the Guardian in 1998. He is a governor of Middlesex University.