Just weeks before the country goes to the polls, Prime Minister Gordon Brown will be joining us on Wednesday, March 10, for a Thomson Reuters Newsmaker, during which he will give a speech on the UK economy ahead of the general election.
We will post minute-by-minute updates during the event and stream the PM's speech live to this blog. Send us your thoughts and comments throughout and let us know what you think of what Brown has to say.
Live coverage of the event will start at 0830 GMT.
Morning all, welcome to our live coverage of a Thomson Reuters Newsmaker with Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The PM will be making a speech on the UK economy, and we'll bring you highlights throughout. Brown is scheduled to start talking around 0845 GMT.
What answers would you like the prime minister to give on the economy? Send us your views before and during his speech.
When he first came into power he never imagined nationalizing banks.
He couldn't imagine the huge step forward in global economic cooperation to prepare a "broken financial system"
Brown: The human cost of recession has been all too real
Brown: The resourcefulness of British people has helped pull us through
the resourcefulness of the British people has helped
Brown: The world has avoided a great depression
Brown: Domestic action alone was never going to be enough
Brown: Let us be clear, economy is growing but remains fragile. We have reached a crossroads in our response to global economic challenge
Let us be clear today that although the economy is still growing...there will be a period of false hopes and mixed signals. ...
Brown: Progress we have made is no excuse to relax
We are nearly there in repairing the global financial system. But the waters are still choppy
the choices we will make in the coming months are probably just as difficult as they were at the height of the storm
do we let ideology rule our plans or do we hold firm to implement our recovery plan?
Reduce the deficit by making tough decisions?
the govt has made a tough legally binding agreement with the british people -- a contract-- to reduce the deficit
Brown: Our approach is clear... We are taking the tough decisions on spending. Every single penny of taxpayers money will be spent wisely
We've annouced tax and nat insurance changes that will help reduce the deficit...
We must take an equally disciplined approach to pay in the civil service
Brown: Fairness will be at heart of measures we take to reduce deficit
Brown: The budget will focus on protecting and advancing the recovery
Brown is discussing the choices Labour has had to make about the future of Britain...
Brown: We have raised student numbers in anticipation of the recovery
We've chosen to enhance our relationships with the rest of Europe...where 60 percent of our trade now lies.
Brown is outlining Labour's plans for investing in Britain's future via broadband, medical research, nuclear, clean energy
Emphasises low carbon economy is important
Emphasizes plans to cut deficit by half...Must inject a new urgency into international agreements
Brown: Britain must step forward within Europe and the G20... We must not default to former patterns
Brown: We must make a reality the breakthroughs we made in Pittsburgh
Brown: The return of banks to profitability does not remove the need for them to be better capitalized over time
Financial regulation--although banks are returning to profitability, must maintain efforts on Living Wills and other regulations...
Brown: I want Britain to have the highest standards of supervision
We should seek consensus on a coordinated approach over the coming months.
Now is time for G20 leaders to recommit themselves to agreements we've made and to go forward ...
Brown: A world trade deal is within reach... Two years ago we were very close to a deal but we couldn't travel that final mile
A renewed focus on trade...a world trade deal that is within reach would be worth $170 billion annually
We are at a turning point and a crossroads...
We face crucial decisions...fail to invest in growth sectors and we could push back into a recession...
the response of this government will be swift and unwavering to achieve... balance and sustainable growth...
Brown: Working to drive prosperity across the world will fuel prosperity at home
it is for other people to judge but character is not about telling people about what they want to hear, but about what they want to know
Brown: For me what you see is what you get