UK citizens angry over Brown's sale of gold

Mar 5, 2008 (GUARDIAN) — Gordon Brown’s decision to sell half of Britain’s gold reserves nearly a decade ago was coming back to haunt him last night as the price of the precious metal looked poised to break through the $1,000 an ounce barrier for the first time. With the dollar plunging and the credit crunch continuing to bite, investors have sought a safe haven for their cash in gold – pushing its price to almost four times the level at which the Bank of England dumped 395 tonnes of the metal on the market at the turn of the millennium. Full Report