Gordon Brown Says He's 'Seeing Poverty I Did Not Expect To See Again' Amid Cost Of Living Crisis

"There's no one at the wheel at the moment," the former prime minister hit out at the current government.

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Gordon Brown: Cobra should meet to consider how to solve cost-of-living crisis

The former prime minister issued a plea for ‘urgent measures’ to cover further rises in fuel bills.

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Cost-of-living crisis: Boris Johnson rejects Gordon Brown calls for emergency Cobra meeting

Downing Street has rejected a call by former prime minister Gordon Brown for Boris Johnson to summon a meeting of the Government’s Cobra civil contingencies committee to address the cost-of-living crisis.

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Children will go ‘ill-clad and hungry’ this winter, Gordon Brown warns

Former prime minister says there is ‘no doubt people will go hungry in October’

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Gordon Brown 'seeing poverty I did not expect to see again' as he warns people will go hungry and cold within months

People will have to go without food and be unable to heat their homes by October if the government doesn't take urgent action on the cost of living crisis, Gordon Brown has warned. Speaking to Sky News, the former Labour prime minister said he was seeing poverty in his hometown in Fife "that I did not expect to see ever again in my lifetime", as he took aim at the Conservatives' policies. Mr Brown branded the party's windfall tax as "stupid", claiming the opt-outs included in the tax brought forward when Rishi Sunak was chancellor reduced the value of the tax from £15bn to £5bn.

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Gordon Brown calls for UK emergency budget before ‘financial timebomb’

Former PM says not enough being done to tackle 'biggest issue that we’re facing in the next few weeks'

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Downing Street rejects calls for Boris Johnson to take immediate action on cost of living crisis

Downing Street has rejected calls for Boris Johnson to step in and take immediate action to ease the cost of living crisis. Former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown has urged the outgoing Premier to sit down with the Tory leadership contenders Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss to discuss new measures to support struggling families as inflation and energy bills soar. Mr Brown has also said he believes the government should set up daily meetings of its emergency committee Cobra to set out ways of dealing with what he described as a “national emergency”.

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Gordon Brown: 'A poverty time-bomb is ticking across Britain' - The Big Issue

Gordon Brown and other organisations, including the Big Issue, are calling on the government to act now to stop a winter of catastrophe.

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Gordon Brown: Tory leadership candidates need to think again on Scotland

Speaking at an Edinburgh Fringe show, the former prime minister said ignoring Scotland was not the best way to help the union ‘survive’.

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Letters: An economic crisis looms – we need Gordon Brown as leader

Letters to the editor: our readers share their views. Please send your letters to letters@independent.co.uk

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