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Newsnight: Gordon Brown Special
Last Updated: Thursday, 10 November 2005, 17:41 GMT
NEWSNIGHT SPECIAL

Chancellor Gordon Brown
Gordon Brown has become the longest-serving modern day chancellor of the exchequer.
Special report

QUIZ

How much do you know about the role of the chancellor and the people given the responsibility of holding the nation's purse strings? Try our quiz and find out.
PROFILE

Academic in his outlook and with a PhD from Edinburgh University, Mr Brown is nothing if not complicated. Find out more about the world of Gordon Brown.
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Newsnight's special report on Chancellor, Gordon Brown was broadcast on Tuesday, 15 June, 2004 at 22:30 BST on BBC Two


 


BROWN'S KEY DECISIONS



BACKGROUND

The chancellor is traditionally allowed an alcoholic drink while delivering his speech. This is the only time alcohol is allowed in the Chamber. Go behind the scenes with a guide to the Budget.
The original Budget briefcase was made for William Gladstone in around 1860. In 1997, the current chancellor, Gordon Brown, ordered a new briefcase. Read more about its history.


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