Britain's leader-in-waiting Gordon Brown pledged on Friday to put "citizens in control" and end personality-driven politics if he was elected to take over from his charismatic predecessor Tony Blair.
Launching his campaign to become leader of the ruling Labour party, Brown said his government would be a servant of the state, not handing down edicts from on high. It would listen to voters and not be afraid to admit mistakes and change course.
"I do not believe politics is about celebrity," finance minister Brown said. "I have never believed that presentation can be a substitute for policy.
That's because he has no personality and what he lacks in charisma he makes up for with policy.
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