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"While it is all very well to focus on the future, surely how a person has acted in the past is a pretty good guide to how it will act in the future. Otherwise we have the nice lurk that no matter how many stuff-ups occur, they should be ignored because of the future focus.
Brown was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1997 and Prime Minister in 2007. As Chancellor he had an effective right of veto over any Government proposal and was the co-leader of the Government with Tony Blair. Yet he wants the public to ignore what he has done (and not done) over 13 years and trust him to focus on the future. Yes, sure."