Gordon Brown: 'Sometimes a Crisis Forces Change'

The British Prime Minister talks about the global economic crisis and the upcoming G-20 meeting

Picture by Philip Hollis for Time

Prime Minister Brown at 10 Downing Street

For more than a decade, Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been urging an overhaul of the world's financial regulation and institutions in response to increasing globalization. The global economic crisis, which has hit Britain hard, has given him a rare chance to get his message across. In the midst of intensive preparations for hosting the G-20 meeting in London, he sat down with TIME at 10 Downing Street to discuss his hopes for the summit. (See pictures of Brown.)

What are your expectations for the G-20 meeting?
We've got a quite unprecedented...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!