I will take full responsibility if anything happens: Brown
London: British Prime Minister Gordon
Brown on Tuesday said he will take "full responsibility" for his
party`s performance in the general elections, indicating he
might stand down if the Labour suffers a set back.
"If there`s a mistake made, it`s my fault and I accept
the responsibility," the Prime Minister told GMTV.
Despite the negative pre-poll indications, Brown
insisted thousands of people will not yet have decided how to
vote and that Labour still has a chance in the Thursday`s
But asked if he personally would be to blame if they
are routed, he said: "I`ll have to take responsibility and I
will take full responsibility if anything happens".
Pushed on whether he would stand down for the good of
the party, Brown said: "I don`t think it will work that way
but if I couldn`t make a difference any more then I would go
off and do something else."
Brown dismissed the prospect of following in his
predecessor Tony Blair`s footsteps and going into business
once he leaves Number Ten (10 Downing Street), saying he and
his wife both wanted to do charity work.
"Sarah and I may go off and do charity voluntary work.
I don`t want to do business or anything else, I just want to
do something good," he said.
He insisted that after "all these debates" and
"novelty", the vote would still come down to the central
issues like the economy and the National Health Service.
"Conservatives are too big a risk. Liberals, well
they can`t explain what they`re doing, they don`t add up," he
"We`re the serious party, maybe too serious
sometimes, but we`re the serious party with serious policies
for the future, and I want to get that across," the embattled
He said he has no regrets about "the election that
never was" in 2007, when he may easily have won and had five
years as a properly-elected PM.
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