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The 2008 financial crisis casts a long shadow over UK politics

Written By: - Date published: 3:58 am, November 16th, 2019 - 2 comments

Nick Kelly on why the 2008 Global Financial Crisis is still having a dramatic effect on United Kingdom Politics.

Farewell Cameron – doo, doo, doo, doo!

Written By: - Date published: 10:24 am, July 12th, 2016 - 18 comments

Of some politicians it can be said that nothing in his career became him like the leaving it. We won’t even manage that for David Cameron.

Political carnage in England

Written By: - Date published: 6:12 am, June 27th, 2016 - 131 comments

Deep divisions in both Labour and the Conservatives and a possible breakup of the UK. Interesting times.

Brexit: Cameron Resigns

Written By: - Date published: 7:40 pm, June 24th, 2016 - 225 comments

Top Tory David Cameron has resigned in the wake of the Brexit vote. The buffoon Boris Johnson is tipped to take over at No 10 Downing St.

Should I stay or should I go?

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, June 24th, 2016 - 24 comments

Brexit or bremain whatever happens today the United Kingdom will never be the same.

PM forced to release his tax details

Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, April 12th, 2016 - 46 comments

Not our PM, the UK’s David Cameron. Our PM is under pressure to do the same, but refuses. He claims that all his taxes are “beyond reporach”. But he has form (TranzRail shares) on lying about his financial affairs.

Cameron prefers ornamental Lords

Written By: - Date published: 9:36 am, October 28th, 2015 - 15 comments

Fascinating developments in British politics as The House of Lords opposes Cameron’s cuts to tax credits and chooses instead to protect the poor. Cameron is incensed.

Cameron’s political pork

Written By: - Date published: 11:52 am, September 21st, 2015 - 102 comments

David Cameron is having a bad day. A very bad day.

UK – Cameron loses his shit, new members flood to Labour

Written By: - Date published: 6:10 am, September 14th, 2015 - 183 comments

Cameron hysterical tweet

UK Election; the lessons.

Written By: - Date published: 6:52 pm, May 8th, 2015 - 393 comments

Like a punch drunk boxer, the pollsters didn’t see it coming. Three leaders could be writing their resignation letters over night. David Cameron is pinching himself at how easy it all turned out. And Scotland had another referendum.

Some brief thoughts on the UK Election and what can be learned.

Update: Ed Miliband resigns. Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage have also quit.

Protecting our Freedom

Written By: - Date published: 1:27 pm, January 19th, 2015 - 7 comments

UK PM David Cameron thinks freedom will be enhanced by monitoring everything – something we used to call totalitarianism. We need more encryption and to make sure the internet is built for the people, not the data-miners – be they our security agencies, criminal gangs, or facebook.

Even David Cameron believes in climate change

Written By: - Date published: 12:05 pm, January 9th, 2014 - 253 comments

Some extreme weather events around the world are being cited as proof by the ill informed that global warming has ceased.  Rodney Hide, Donald Trump and the commentators at Fox News rank amongst the most sceptical.  But when even Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron concedes that these weather events may be linked to climate change then the failure to make fundamental change becomes even more puzzling.

John Key, Crosby & corporate lobbyists

Written By: - Date published: 10:26 am, July 16th, 2013 - 40 comments

Joining the dots: David Cameron is under fire for his links with lobbyists for big tobacco & big oil, via his link with Lynton Crosby.  John Key, with links to Crosby Textor, has also bowed to big tobacco. Networks of Influence.

Only greed can save us

Written By: - Date published: 7:18 am, December 3rd, 2010 - 62 comments

As a society we can’t seem to bring ourselves to take action on climate change.  We haven’t got the will to save ourselves.
The failure at Copenhagen, and the non event that is Cancun, are in the process of proving that.
It looks like only greed can save us.

Crowdsourcing the deficit

Written By: - Date published: 2:43 pm, July 13th, 2010 - 7 comments

Why let politicians have all the fun? Now the British public can get in on the service slashing action too – via Facebook. The government there has launched a Facebook group to support the Treasury’s “Spending Challenge” – where the public is invited to share their ideas for cutting spending. With the possible exception of […]

UK coalition good for climate

Written By: - Date published: 10:12 am, May 13th, 2010 - 5 comments

The Conservative/ Lib Dem alliance is good news for the climate, with the coalition already stating its committment to a low carbon, “eco-friendly economy”. Will Key show any of the same vision next week?

Lib-Dems look to Labour as Brown signals resignation

Written By: - Date published: 6:55 am, May 11th, 2010 - 68 comments

The British Labour Party is making a final attempt to woo the Liberal Democrats into a progressive coalition government. Gordon Brown will be cast aside as Prime Minister and [the more] proportional AV electoral system introduced without referendum. If the only alternative is a right-wing Conservative government and a spiked AV referendum, then the Lib-Dems should go to Labour. There is an anti-Conservative majority in the UK.

Tory / Lib Dem

Written By: - Date published: 2:45 am, May 11th, 2010 - 4 comments

By the time you read this the result of the post election coalition talks in the UK will almost certainly be known. At time of posting the momentum towards a Tory / Lib Dem coalition seems just about unstoppable. A steady stream of positive announcements and minor leaks all point to a form of deal which some are calling “supply and confidence plus”.

UK Election – The morning after

Written By: - Date published: 12:06 am, May 8th, 2010 - 38 comments

The UK election has delivered a complex hung parliament and almost anything seems possible. At time of writing The Guardian is reporting that David Cameron will soon be making an announcement on “plans to form a strong and stable government”, and that “Nick Clegg looks to Tories to form government”.

UK Election

Written By: - Date published: 11:20 am, May 7th, 2010 - 72 comments

A place to discuss the UK election and the results as they emerge.

David Cameron is like a hollow Easter egg, with no bag of sweets inside. He’s nothing. He’s no one

Written By: - Date published: 7:43 pm, April 26th, 2010 - 30 comments

A classic opinion piece on David Cameron by Charlie Brooker. It was written 3 years ago, but arguably more relevant now with Cameron poised to take 10 Downing St. Also, one can’t but help make comparisons with John Key: “David Cameron is an idiot. A simpering, say-anything, dough-faced, preposterous waddling idiot with a feeble, insincere voice and an irritating tendency to squat near the top of opinion polls…”

Poll watching – the British elections

Written By: - Date published: 6:59 pm, April 7th, 2010 - 8 comments

As we hit mid-term in our election cycle, political addicts are casting their eyes over to the UK. Now the latest Guardian poll shows that the gap between the two main parties is now at four points – the closest in an ICM poll for almost two years…

Ashcroft – “dead horse pong gets worse”

Written By: - Date published: 9:22 pm, March 5th, 2010 - 15 comments

Only days ago, British Conservative leader David Cameron told journalists they were “flogging a dead horse” when asking about Tory deputy chair Lord Ashcroft’s donations and tax status. Now new information has come to light about destruction of documents, tax avoidance, and offshore funding of the Conservative party.

Ashcroft owns up to “non-dom” tax status

Written By: - Date published: 10:51 am, March 2nd, 2010 - 7 comments

Lord Ashcroft, the British Conservative party’s major donor, has admitted that while he is “permanently resident” in Britain he is not domiciled there for tax status.

As a result the Conservative party may have to repay donations totalling several million pounds.

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