Tag Archives: David Cameron

Labour, Letters And Clear Water

Both Paul Bernal and Sunny Hundal have written open letters to Rachel Reeves. First, the ex-Labour Party member expresses what many of us feel: “This is a rare chance for you – I do hope you haven’t already thrown it … Continue reading

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News International And The Police

There is a very revealing article in the Independent concerning Rupert Murdoch and News International. It seems that, for once, the Police will investigate them with some vigour and potentially prosecute them as a corporation. This very notion has sent … Continue reading

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Iain Duncan Smith Caught Lying By The Economist

Politicians do not like being told that they lie. The English language hides the necessary directness beneath such wording as disingenuous, economical with the truth or actualité. But even the Economist, frequently feriously supportitive of the Tories, has conceded that … 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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A Damp Round Up Of World News

Lighter blogging than expected, so it’s a good time for a roundup. Tom points to David Cameron’s greed, Cameron is the first PM to pocket private rent while living at number 10. Bob from Brockley argues that the slaughter in … 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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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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Dennis Skinner And David Cameron

The comparison between David Cameron and Dennis Skinner is stark, as an unlikely source reminds us about the Tories: “Two thirds of the Cabinet — 18 out of 29 ministers — were millionaires, the new Cabinet “rich list” found. Wealth-X, … Continue reading

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