Gordon Brown: ‘Independence is impossible in a globalised world’


Gordon Brown has warned against the rise of political movements demanding to ‘take back control’, claiming that independence is impossible in a globalised world.

The former prime minister told an audience in Madrid they should heed the warning of Brexit – an event he feared would leave the UK “poorer”.

Gordon Brown 3c PA photoHis comments were viewed by some sections of the Spanish press as a reference to the hugely controversial Catalan referendum on October 1 organised by the north-eastern Spanish region’s devolved government, a process which was later ruled illegal and led to the assembly being…

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