Gordon Brown Unveils Sikh 'Golden Rule'

April 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sify News


With his popularity sliding in opinion polls, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has presented a new "golden rule" to Britain that he said reflects Sikh values.

Hitting the campaign trail for the May 1 London mayoral election, Brown joined Mayor Ken Livingstone Monday at an east London gurdwara for Baisakhi celebrations.

There he set out a new "golden rule" as he praised the Sikh community for its "values of tolerance, of equality, of justice, of treating people with fairness, values that uphold our religious and spiritual views."

"Treating others as you would like to be treated yourself is a rule that I believe has got relevance to every community in this country, building tolerance, building justice, building equality and building fairness," he told Sikhs at the Gurdwara Singh Sabha in Ilford, Essex.