Gordon Brown live with Kevin Maguire – your chance to ask questions of the ex-PM


Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown will answer your questions as he chats live to the Mirror’s Kevin Maguire.

It comes as Mr Brown launches a radical UK-wide campaign to stop the  coronavirus  fallout triggering massive unemployment.

Amid warnings the jobless total could surge from less than 1.4 million to as high as 4.1 million by the end of the year, the  Labour  stalwart is heading a new national jobs coalition.

The Alliance for Full Employment is backed by the mayors of London, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Newcastle and Bristol, plus Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford and Scottish Labour leaders.

Trade unions are preparing to sign up to a list of demands including: a legal obligation on the Bank of England to promote jobs; launching apprenticeships and genuine youth training; extending the furlough scheme; and taking public stakes to save struggling but otherwise viable companies.

He’ll speak exclusively to the Mirror’s Associate Editor, Kevin Maguire, in a Facebook Live chat from 10am on Wednesday 16 September.

And you can submit questions for Labour’s former Prime Minister too – just email them to webnews@mirror.co.uk

Writing in the Mirror last week, Mr Brown said: “Action is urgent because six months of warnings about the job crisis ahead have fallen on deaf ears.”

Mr Brown, who was the longest-serving modern Chancellor, warns Tory plans to end the furlough scheme on Halloween will unleash horror.

And he urges Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak to copy Germany and France, which are committed to subsidising virus-hit jobs for two more years.

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