Sumeet Desai

UK’s Brown pledges schools boost as top job looms

Britain's prime minister-in-waiting Gordon Brown pledged on Wednesday to use faster economic growth to fund a £36-billion rise in education spending to help the nation compete with India and China. Throwing down the gauntlet to opposition Conservative leader David Cameron, Finance Minister Brown set out the priorities for his likely premiership.

UK’s Brown to talk up economy

The British economy is getting stronger, Finance Minister Gordon Brown will boast on Wednesday as he sets out his stall for succeeding Prime Minister Tony Blair in the next few months. In what looks to be his last pre-budget report, Brown will outline the priorities for his premiership -- boosting education, tackling global warming and reducing inequality.

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