Posts Tagged ‘David Cameron’

Dave’s dilemmas

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

“What the hell can the Tories do about UKIP?” asks Iain Martin in this afternoon’sTelegraph. What indeed? Their poll ratings have calmed down since Farage-mania gripped the media back in May, but their consistent score of between 10-12% has them ahead of the hapless LibDems. And, unfortunately for the Tories, UKIP voters will not flock to […]

On Ed Miliband’s “weakness”

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Riddle me this. There is a man who ducks every serious fight, is running scared of backbench rebellions and right royally screwed up a pivotal moment of his political career at the very moment the world was watching. There is another man who launched himself into the front rank of politics by disregarding the ambition […]

Cameron gets it wrong on every count

by Michael Meacher.

The vote against the military strike by 285 votes to 272 is the most momentous Commons vote of at least the last 40 years. It upended a Prime Minister who only recalled Parliament 4 days before Parliament was due anyway to reconvene because he was sure the House could be persuaded to support a motion […]

Dave’s Big Squeeze

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

The Conservatives were supposed to cut the deficit, not incomes. But hats off to Dave and his toffee-nosed rabble, he has slashed on average £1,350 from household income. In the West Midlands it’s £1,550/year, or just shy of 30 quid every week. An achievement only equalled by Dave’s presiding over 35 consecutive months of falling […]

Miliband’s attempts at reconciliation are a contrast to Cameron’s weakness

by Michael Meacher.

Ed Miliband’s article in the Observer today is a model of how a Leader should handle the kind of row that breaks out from time to time in all parties and in most organisations. He has called in the police to investigate the facts, demands that the truth should be openly and transparently made known, […]

Lobbying scandal? Better bring up the stale old anti-union vomit

by Len McCluskey.

If Britain’s political elite is despised for one thing as much as its corruption, from MPs’ expenses to the revolving door with business to its once more-exposed flogging of parliamentary influence for cash, it is its cynicism. The Cameron-Clegg response to the latest lobbying scandal shows why. Confronted with evidence of MPs and peers influence-peddling at the […]

How does Cameron get away with his lying pretences?

by Michael Meacher.

Banging his fist with the smack of firm government, Cameron warned the energy companies yesterday that those who engaged in oil price-fixing will face the “full force of the law”. Oh yeah? They must be quaking in their boots. Just 4 months ago when there was a huge public outcry at the surge in petrol […]

Is Cameron the least accountable PM ever?

by Jon Lansman.

Is Cameron the least accountable PM ever? At least in terms of answering the questions asked by MPs. I’m not just talking about the way he evades so many questions, but the number of times he even faces Ed Miliband. The last PMQs were on 20 March before the budget. There have been none since […]

I’ve just been to protest about the bedroom tax at the PM’s 10-bedroom country house

by Michael Meacher.

Together with David Winnick MP and Kelvin Hopkins MP, I’ve just been to protest about the government’s Bedroom Tax at the Prime Minister’s official residence at Chequers in Buckinghamshire. We called on Cameron to pay the Bedroom Tax on his 10 spare bedrooms at Chequers – this is what we said in our letter:

Cameron forced to backtrack over Leveson

by Michael Meacher.

ameron has just, shortly before 1pm today, conceded a deal over the Leveson proposals for press regulation which provides for everything that the Labour & LibDem parties were demanding. He did that, not because he believes it, but because he knew he would lose the vote and will do anything to avoid the humiliation of […]

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