Peter Oborne is a political columnist for the Daily Mail. His book, The Triumph of the Political Class, was published in paperback by Simon & Schuster in November 2008.

With the resignation of four ministers, a growing expenses scandal, and rampant finger-pointing, Gordon Brown may be the worst prime minister in modern British history—and a goner within weeks.

British prime minister Gordon Brown seemed to be finished. Now the US and everyone else is set to copy the UK's answer to the financial crisis. But does Brown deserve the accolades?