Welcomed on stage by his wife Sarah -Is this the kiss that will revive Gordon Brown’s ailing premireship?
In a crucial speech to his Party conference, the British Prime Minister attempted to turn round both his and his government’s political fortunes.
And, Brown claimed he was the right man to lead Britain through tough economic times.
‘‘And in these uncertain times we must be, we will be, the rock of stability and fairness upon which people can stand,’‘ said Brown. ‘‘And you know where I have made mistakes, I’ll put my hand up and try to put them right,’‘ he said.
Despite a standing ovation, it remains to be seen if Brown’s calmed speculation surrounding his leadership.
Political Analyst, Andrew Gilligan said: ‘’ I think his position is stronger clearly than it was two weeks ago. Largely because of factors well outside of Manchester, largely because of the economy, also because of the fact frankly none of the alternatives is yet ready to challenge him,’‘ he said.
After 11 years in power, Labour is lagging some 20 points behind the Conservative opposition in the opinion polls.