Tag Archives: Cameron

The Absurdity Of The Margaret Thatcher Memorial Library

There is some discussion in the media of a Margaret Thatcher Memorial library, as a way of preserving her memory. It is common for retired presidents of the United States to create a library where their monumental decisions, which could … Continue reading

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Polly Toynbee vs. Ed Balls

Last week I briefly glimpsed an interview with Ed Balls, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and major figure in the British Labour Party. It was a general discussion on the Tories (misnamed) Autumn statement. The interviewer, whose name I forget, … Continue reading

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An Occasional Murdoch, NHS and Misogyny Roundup

Rupert Murdoch ate a mountain of humble pie at the Levinson inquiry and looked distinctly uncomfortable with his newfound humility. That’s a thing of the past. Murdoch reveals his true feelings on Twitter: “Told UK’s Cameron receiving scumbag celebrities pushing … Continue reading

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The BBC And The NHS

I think Martin Shovel doesn’t get the recognition that his wit and drawing skills deserve. In this case he details with the BBC’s attitude to the NHS: Those readers unfamiliar with the issues would do well to read Oliver Huitson’s … Continue reading

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The Nasty Party In 2012

I suppose, like many who take a passing interest in politics, that I have watched a fair few party political conferences, but what we see on television is only part of it. Decca Aitkenhead ably reveals the Nasty Party: “It’s … Continue reading

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Toynbee on Cameron And Thatcher.

Polly Toynbee is right to argue, despite its supposed fluffiness, that the Cameron administration is even to the right of Margaret Thatcher: “When Cameron assumed leadership of a party that had lost three elections, the focus groups warned him to … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband, Owen Jones And A Poverty Of Ambition

I don’t tend to comment on domestic British politics, much of it is uninspiring and would bore a sloth off of a tree. Notwithstanding that, I couldn’t let the much heralded Ed Miliband interview in the New Statesman pass without … Continue reading

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Cameron taunted by Dennis Skinner

I have a soft spot for Dennis Skinner and did enjoy this clip of his intervention at Prime Minister’s Question Time. But readers might want to acquaint themselves with some of Skinner’s finer moments:

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