Why Gordon Brown couldn’t get the public on side
Gordon Brown had one of the most dismal leaderships in British history and this was due to many different reasons.
People were fed up with Labour, people get fed up with having the same government for extended periods of time and naturally seek out change. Labour hoped a change in leader would satisfy their desire for change but this was not the case. People wanted a very different change to the leadership they had grown tired with.
Gordon Brown was one of the lease charismatic leaders Britain has had in recent history and in these modern times a charismatic leader is very important to winning votes, especially when coming of the back of Tony Blair. Charisma did not come easily to Gordon Brown and when he tried to be charismatic the fakeness of it was evident and even somewhat creepy.
Many of the problems of the past leadership were based on the economy and as the former chancellor of the exchequer these were his problems so people were very reluctant to trust him to fix the problems he himself had caused.
Gordon had the chance to call an election when he came into power and let the people decide if they wanted him or not, instead he dragged out his leadership and forced it upon an unwilling country. People were angry about having an unelected leader and took it out on him when they finally got their chance to vote.
Gordon was just not a leader, nothing about him made you thing he should be in charge, he had failed dismally at his past job as chancellor and showed no signs of being any better at his new job.
Gordon Brown will go down in history as one of the worst leaders Britain has ever had. Somewhat because of issues not in his control but also a lot down to mistakes he had made during his time in politics. When it comes down to it he was doomed from the start and Tony Blair only gave up leadership because he saw the troubles that lay ahead and did not want to tarnish his name with them. Gordon was made captain of the titanic and there was vey little he could do to remedy the situation.