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Gordon Brown: saving the world?

By Channel 4 News

Updated on 10 December 2008

Prime Minister Gordon Brown responds to a question in the Commons, saying: "We not only saved the world... er, saved the banks."

He was responding to a question from David Cameron, challenging him to accept that "his recapitalisation of the banks has failed."

The comment animated the opposition benches during prime minister's questions, with the speaker struggling to silence them before Brown continued "we not only worked with other countries to save the world's banking system, but not one depositor actually lost any money in Britain."

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