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  • proper n. The political ideology attributed to the former British Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown, characterised by, among other things, allegedly prudent economics.
  • proper n. The doctrines of the Brunonian system of medicine.
  • proper n. The beliefs of the Brownists, or followers of Robert Browne (Brownist).


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  • DC would do well to try and appeal direct to the voters if possible - perhaps by telling them what the real difference between localism and Brownism is - a la Raedwald.

    Gollum Brown Saved From Drowning by BBC

  • It is in fact 'Brownism' and if you look at tomorrows ICM Poll you will seewhy, firstly, I say right or wrong, you might as well forget it.

    Target Practice

  • 'Brownism' is surely something one treads in when not paying due attention.

    Spectator Live

  • History, and merely clutched "Brownism" as a convenient phrase of reproach, much sanctioned by the King in his English proclamations against Parliament.]

    The Life of John Milton Volume 3 1643-1649

  • I'm not talking about slavish devotion to Carswell-Hannanism here but political debate is crippled at the moment because it is in thrall to Blair-Brownism.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • It is my belief that the people feel in their water that Brownism has been tried and failed.

    Target Practice

  • If Brownism could have its way there wouldn't be any area of the economy where non-government economic activity could take place.

    The Conservative Conference Is Irrelevant

  • Of course, coupling the new rate to the removal of higher rate tax relief on pension savings is a classic Brownism: don't think you can get round this tax by putting your income into saving for your future.

    Budget 2009: Incompetent and vindictive

  • Balls remains an unabashed proponent of what I would call ur-Brownism: emphasise “dividing lines” that distinguish Labour from Tories at every available opportunity, especially when they concern public spending.

    Following a dividing line to oblivion

  • 'The new frontier is that there is no frontier' -- a new Brownism.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me


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