New world, new Brown
In those four words - new world, new Brown - you can sum up the prime minister's interview with Andrew Marr this morning. The new world he spoke of was captured in his phrase '"it's a global economy stupid". The new Brown - in his words "I want to do better" and his acceptance that he's made mistakes including the 10 pence tax fiasco.
But just how new is any of this? When it comes to the running of the economy, the former chancellor admitted no mistakes only regrets that the rest of the world had resisted his proposals for regulation of the global financial system.
In truth, all that was new this morning was Gordon Brown's demeanour. He looked relaxed, he looked as if he realised that he was not under immediate threat. The irony is that the worse things have got in the global economy, the cheerier Gordon appears to be.