Speaking at Reuters in London this morning, Brown announced the last Budget of this Government will take place in two weeks.
Brown said the UK has weathered a financial “storm” over the last two years and said he is the best person to lead the continued recovery after the general election.
He said: “We are at a turning point, a crossroads, for our domestic economic recovery.
“We face crucial decisions. The stakes are high. We dare not risk the recovery. We are weathering the storm and now is no time to turn back. We will hold to our course and will complete our mission.”
Brown also hinted at future banking regulation and said banks must hold more capital as well as ‘living wills’. He said: “I want Britain to have the highest standards of supervision.
“I was pushing from 1997 for a global level of supervision where the interconnectedness would be reflected. But we could never get the co-operation that was necessary, so it was hardly surprising AAA sub-prime mortgage assets were taken at face value over here.
“If you cannot co-operate globally in a global world, you will pay a very high price.”
Brown also said he was “determined” to half the UK deficit over the next four years. He said: “People should know we have a clear idea of what we are going to do about debt and we will maintain our AAA rating. I don’t give running commentaries on rumours and forecasts that come from debt rating agencies but we are taking on the most ambitious debt reduction plans of any G7 country.”