UPDATE: Brown Pledges Burma UK Support for Democracy
In an inspiring address to the Labour Party Gordon Brown pledged the UK to support moves for democracy in Burma and other areas of the world. In an adress that focussed on personal and national moral values he asked all Britains to look at making society a fairer place for all and received a standing ovation at several times throughout his hour or so at the podium. He said that he knew the difference 'between right and wrong' and that he wanted to rebuild the world financial system on fairer grounds. To make specific mention of Burma and Zimbabwe in terms of supporting the ordinary people towards overthrowing dictatorships will bring hope to millions.
He also pledged to dismantle the 'dictatorship of oil' and that Britain would take the lead in research into the diseases that devastate people both at home and around the world.
It will be interesting now to see how the press and public take his message that essentially said he was a serious man for serious times and all have a part to play in making the country and the world a better and fairer place for all.
Gordon Brown has said it is Labour's "duty" to focus on the challenges facing the country not the party's internal disagreements.
In his keynote speech to the Labour Party conference in Manchester, Mr Brown said he wanted to build a new "fair society" for all.
And he announced that from next year people with cancer will not pay prescription charges in a £250m move.
In a surprise move, he was introduced to delegates by wife Sarah.
After a lengthy ovation, Mrs Brown praised her husband's motivation to work for the "best interests of the people" before introducing video clips depicting key moments of his premiership.