Brown Announces He Is Stepping Down As Labour Leader
May 10, 2010
UK (ChattahBox) – Gordon Brown has announced that he will be stepping down as the leader of the Labour Party in September, after Conservatives headed by David Cameron took the most seats in a hung parliament.
The announcement is hardly surprising, given the Liberal Democrats’ reluctance to back the Labour party for a reformed government as long as Brown holds the top spot.
At first it seemed Clegg may negotiate with the Tories, and indeed the Conservatives made what they called their ‘final offer’ in light of Brown’s announcement.
But now that Brown is stepping down, and the major factor for their lack of support is to be eliminated, the possibility of a Lib Dem bacing of Labour is back on.
“Gordon Brown has taken a difficult personal decision in the national interest,” Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg said.
“And I think without prejudice to the talks that will now happen between Labour and the Liberal Democrats, Gordon Brown’s decision is an important element which could help ensure a smooth transition to the stable government that everyone deserves.”