Posts Tagged ‘David Cameron’

Cameron’s right about Juncker, but for the wrong reasons

by Michael Meacher.

Cameron’s relentless drive to block Jean-Claude Juncker’s bid for presidency of the European Commission is driven by his desperate need to be able to negotiate prior to his proposed EU referendum in 2017 with a president who’ll be sympathetic to his demands for changes in the Britain-EU relationship, to order to swing the vote to […]

Dave’s desperate referendum stunt

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

This post begins with a quiz. Who here is the biggest cynic? Me, your host of some seven-and-a-half years. Or Dave, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland? Don’t answer yet! Let’s examine the evidence first. You might have noticed that an election took place last week, one that […]

Cameron may play the envangelist, but he’s no more Christian than my cat

by Michael Meacher.

When Cameron said pointedly over Easter, which he has repeated since, that he evangelises over his Christianity, no-one of course believed him, but they did wonder why he said it. Alistair Campbell thought that after the Maria Miller scandal he needed something to change the subject, and around Easter what better opportunity than to wear […]

NHS Wales – a Cameron apology is called for

by Tony Beddow.

The Welsh NHS has for weeks been attacked in the Commons by Cameron and Hunt being described as failing and a shambles. Now, on a weekend when the independent Nuffield Trust reported that NHS Wales compares well with the other UK health systems, Cameron compounded the crime by telling the Tory Conference that the Welsh […]

Is Cameron mad, or the cat’s paw of wacky backbenchers?

by Michael Meacher.

If one wanted a clear example (out of many) where ideology trumps common-sense in Cameron’s Tory party, you couldn’t do better than energy policy. And specifically, the government’s latest knee-jerk reaction against onshore wind turbines. They are a significant and fast-growing source of electricity in the UK and by far the cheapest source available to […]

Dave’s moral crusade to cut welfare

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Can’t find employment and dread the fortnightly grilling down the job centre? Can’t afford the bedroom tax so have to rely on food banks to get you and yours through the week? At the end of your tether because you’re waiting an age for the appeal against your Work Capability Assessment decision, which found you […]

Cameron is locked into body-swerve mode on Scottish independence

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Back in the noughties, there was a Stoke-on-Trent councillor who faced a very strong challenge from the BNP for his seat. The fascists threw the kitchen sink at it, and Labour countered by ensuring they went door-to-door. It was touch-and-go but in the end the BNP did not win and the incumbent clung on. The […]

Dithering Dave and the Floods

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Dithering, indecision, fighting shy of consequences, all these can kill a political career. Ask Gordon Brown about the election that never was. But for all his faults – and they are legion – Dave does a good job of affecting the prime ministerial. As a pointy-elbowed member of the ruling class with the born-to-rule training and public […]

The Coop group is in a mess: deal with it

by Richard Murphy.

I’m angry that the Co-op group is in a mess. As a member I have been let down. As a customer of the bank they’ve failed me. As a believer in the co-op approach to business I am disappointed that flagship co-op has failed so many other successful co-ops by its actions. I am annoyed […]

Prime Minister’s questions is now the pits and needs radical reform

by Michael Meacher.

I asked Cameron at PMQs yesterday a question showing that Osborne’s boasted ‘recovery’ was no such thing. Is the PM aware that, according to the Economist, Britain is now 159th lowest in the world in terms of business investment, just behind Mali, Paraguay and Guatemala? Could he therefore tell the House when, under his esteemed […]

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