|"Is this all real? Or has this been happening inside my head?"
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Gordon Brown was a Muggle British politician and Chancellor of the Exchequer sometime before the 1990s. In July of 1996, chancellor Alistair Darling announced "controversial changes" to the capital gains tax. Mark Constantine told The Guardian that the measures would alienate the business community that Gordon Brown, as Chancellor, had fought to attract to the Labour Party.
Behind the scenes
- The listing of Gordon Brown as Chancellor of the Exchequer sometime before 1996 anachronistic, as Brown was the chancellor at the time.
- J. K. Rowling has been a long-term friend of Gordon Brown, his family, and his party, donating £1 million to the Labour Party in September of 2008, being present during the birth of his son Fraiser, and supporting both him and his actions in various public statements.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) (Mentioned only)