#Gordon Brown that architect of New Labour praising Jeremy Corbyn to the rafters surely not? Yes, Brown speaking to Sky News spoke in glowing terms about the Labour leader.
Mr. Brown described Mr. Corbyn as a "phenomenon" and backed him over the scrappage of tuition fees and stopping the rolling out of Universal Credit. Mr. Brown said Mr. Corbyn had brought good changes to politics and was enthusiastic about Mr. Corbyn's performance at the general election.
Who would have thought that Gordon Brown would have sided with Jeremy Corbyn? Corbyn at the time during the height of New Labour power was a thorn in the side of both Brown and Blair.
It seems Mr. Brown is giving Mr. Corbyn credit where credit is due even though politically Brown and Corbyn are still miles apart.
Brown spoke about his former colleague Tony Blair disagreeing with him on a quote from Blair's book 'My Journey'. In the book, Tony Blair said he was responsible for making the Bank of England independent. Mr. Brown refuted this and said Ed Balls had suggested the idea and he and Mr. Balls worked on this for weeks.
It shows that even after all this time Mr. Brown has different opinions to his former boss on this and other subjects.
Bono famously described Blair and Brown as the Lennon and McCartney of politics. However, the tune coming from Mr.
Brown was hardly a serenade to Blair and could open up old wounds between the two.
Browns thoughts on Theresa May
Mr. Brown said he understood why Theresa May put on a wooden appearance at the general election. He seemed to see similarities between himself then and Mrs. May now. Being brought up in the Church of Scotland or England makes one unemotional and it is instilled in you to just get on with the job in such an upbringing.
Gordon Brown's appearance when he called a general election seemed very wooden just like May in this year's general election.
Brown also criticised Mrs. May stating her government lacked direction over Brexit amongst other things.
The UK seems to have a plethora of ex-Prime Ministers who occasionally rise from the past and give an opinion. The last two to do this was Tony Blair over Brexit and John Major over austerity and cuts.
David Cameron himself has popped up occasionally but has said nothing of real significance politically perhaps given time like his predecessors he will. #Mr Brown