July - Pledged a review of the nations flood defences
August - Pledged to contain foot and mouth outbreak as swiftly as possible. Welcomed Nelson Mandela to No 10 before unveiling his statue.
September - The Prime Minister hosted launched a series of Citizens' Juries on education, law and order and health and announced the largest ever NHS consultation exercise. Mr Brown also outlined new plans for improving school standards and for tackling the growing problem of gun crime.
October - Mr Brown paid a visit to Iraq as British troops continued their handover to Iraqi authorities in
November - In the first Queen's Speech of his premiership, the Prime Minister revealed his plans for reform and spoke of his desire to meet the long term challenges faced by the nation.
December - Launched the flagship childrens’ plan and new strategies for cancer and stroke victims . Promised to protect public funds extended to the Northern Rock, assured us the economy is fighting fit and signed the European tidying up exercise.
And that was pretty much it. No problems, no difficult decisions to be shied away from. Radiance, truth and light for all to bathe in. Lots of worthwhile reviews, tractor production up again and the weekly chocolate ration to be increased from 40 to 30 Oz.
Edward Gibbon wrote in his celebrated work The History of The Decline and Fall of the
But in deep posterity when historians draw from the few official records that can be found surely it will be concluded that to live in this age, the age of Brown, we were truly blessed.
P.S. - Still on hiatus, no honestly I am.