British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has tried to give his Labour Party a taste for political battle.
Speaking at the opening of the party’s annual conference in Brighton yesterday Brown said his government is working hard to revive Britain’s economy. As the conference got underway several thousand people demonstrated in the streets nearby. Trade unionists, pacifists and other activists made their unhappiness with the party clear, some claiming Brown is more like a conservative. His government has been criticized for its handling of the current financial and economic crisis that sees unemployment worsening in the UK. Labour is trailing badly in opinion polls before an election due in June next year. Some polls show only around 20 percent of Britons believe Brown is the right man to lead the country.