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  • Britain resigns as a world power

    05/21/2015 8:09:09 PM PDT · by NRx · 20 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-21-2015 | Fareed Zakaria
    On Monday, the Right Honorable David Cameron, prime minister of Great Britain, gave his first major speech after being reelected to his high office — once held by Pitt, Gladstone, Disraeli, Lloyd George, Churchill and Thatcher. Confronting a world of challenges — including Greece’s possible exit from the euro, a massive migration crisis on Europe’s shores, Ukraine’s perilous state, Russia’s continued intransigence, the advance of the Islamic State and the continuing chaos in the Middle East — Cameron chose to talk about . . . a plan to ensure that hospitals in the United Kingdom will be better staffed on weekends. Okay,...
  • UK PM David Cameron Proclaims: Its Not Enough To Follow The Law, You Must Love Big Brother

    05/16/2015 3:33:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/10/15 | Dina Rickman
    This statement, and others like it, are a huge deal. This isnt how the leader of a major civilized Western so-called democracy speaks to the citizenry. It is how a master talks to his slaves. How a ruler addresses his subjects. Those of us who are in disbelief over David Camerons recent language, dont have to just point to the quote above. Theres a lot more to it than a simple quote. For example, the Guardian reports: The measures would give the police powers to apply to the high court for an order to limit the harmful activities of an...
  • Is a UK Crackup Ahead?

    05/12/2015 5:28:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    David Cameron is the most successful Tory Party leader since Margaret Thatcher. Yet history may also record that his success led to the crackup of his country, and Great Britain's secession from the European Union. How did Cameron's Tories capture their majority? First, they compiled a strong record to run on. More critically, they attacked the Labour Party of Ed Miliband as too far left to govern, and warned that a Labour government would be hostage to a secessionist Scottish National Party, without whose votes Miliband could never reach a majority in Parliament. Labour could not shake off the charge,...
  • The British Elections

    05/12/2015 5:24:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- "Shocked," "surprised," "stunned" were some of the words used by broadcasters, columnists, political "experts" and pollsters when a Conservative Party victory was forecast by exit polls on election night. Former Liberal Democrat Party leader Paddy Ashdown was so certain the exit polls were wrong that he announced on the BBC he would publicly eat his hat if they were right. British chefs may now be considering whether a traditional bowler or a Carnaby Snap Brim from Christys would make the most palatable meal. When the actual results were in -- a Conservative sweep, with the exception...
  • Is David Cameron Britains Netanyahu?

    s David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, heads into a second term as British prime minister after a truly remarkable election, he keeps being compared to another world leader: Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu. To some ears, that's not an entirely positive comparison, and it's certainly not an obvious one. Cameron, just reelected leader of a European nation and uncontroversial U.S. ally with a majority in Parliament, thanks in part to Britain's first-past-the-post electoral system. It will be Cameron's second term and, thanks to term limits, almost certainly his last. Meanwhile, Netanyahu was elected to his fourth term as leader of...
  • The British Tories Are Like American Republicans: No One Trusts Them To Be Conservatives

    05/09/2015 11:16:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/09/2015 | Robert Wargas
    Many people seem to think that the results of the British general electiona gain of 24 seats for the Tories, giving them a majorityherald a major win for conservatism. They dont. They herald a major win for the Conservative Party, but just because it calls itself the Conservative Party doesnt mean it does conservative things. Actually, the full official name of that party is the Conservative and Unionist Party, and last night was not a win for unionism either. The Scottish National Party, once a marginal outfit known outside Scotland only because Sean Connery supported it, picked up 50 seats...
  • Camerons triumph may weaken movement for Britains EU exit

    05/08/2015 6:18:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2015 12:01 PM ET | Raf Casert
    It might seem logical that triumph for David Camerons traditionally Euro-skeptic Tories would boost the likelihood of Britain splitting from the European Union in a referendum the prime minister has promised to call by 2017. But things are rarely so simple in European politics. Victory has given Cameron his best chance yet to push through enough reform within the EU to avoid Brexit. And the poor showing of the UK Independence Partywhose iconic leader Nigel Farage resigned after failing to win his seatgreatly frees up the British leader to seek a compromise with his EU counterparts. Camerons Conservatives also represent...
  • Humiliation for Obama's election guru in his last campaign: David Axelrod sees Labour shellacked

    05/08/2015 10:24:12 AM PDT · by mojito · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/8/2015 | Francesca Chambers
    President Obama's campaign mastermind suffered a humiliating end to his political career today as the British Labour party he was paid almost $500,000 to help to victory plunged to a catastrophic defeat. David Axelrod had been touted as the man to get Labour's Ed Miliband into - and the Conservative prime minister David Cameron out of - Downing Street. Instead he slunk out of Britain early, as his former Obama campaign colleague Jim Messina, who advised the winning Conservatives, crowed over a victory which had 'stunned the world'. Axelrod had already vowed that he was 'done with campaigns' after complaining...
  • Landslide: British PM Cameron, Tories trounce Labor party

    05/08/2015 4:58:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/08/2015
    <p>British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Tory party all but vanquished the opposing Labor Party and proved pre-election polls wrong with a resounding election triumph he called "the sweetest victory of all."</p> <p>Fueled by a landslide in Scotland, Cameron and the Tories left opponents on the right and left in tatters. The Labour Party lost 24 seats in Parliament according to early returns, and party leader Ed Miliband resigned from his role. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg resigned after acknowledging a "cruel and punishing defeat," in which his left-of-center part suffered its worst-ever defeat - dropping from 57 seats to just 8. On the right, UK Independence Party Leader Nigel Farage, a thorn in Cameron's side, failed to win a seat.</p>
  • British Prime Minister Cameron's Conservatives on track for absolute majority (Landslide)

    05/08/2015 4:27:23 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 8, 2015
    David Cameron's second term as British Prime Minister was confirmed Friday after his Conservative Party won enough seats to form a working majority in the 650-member House of Commons. Shortly before noon Friday, London time, the Conservatives, or Tories, had won 324 seats to 229 It would be the first time the Conservatives had won a parliamentary majority since 1992. Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister to win re-election since Margaret Thatcher.
  • British Elections: A Guide For the Perplexed

    05/06/2015 1:40:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    As a public service, here is a brief guide for Americans to tomorrow's British elections. Not that you really need one. The operating principle is easy enough to understand -- like the British taste for delicacies like toad in the hole, bubble-and-squeak and spotted dick. Not to mention specialties like kippers salty enough to make the Dead Sea seem alkaline. As I said, easy to understand. Like the game of cricket, whose rules are as clear to an American as a London fog. Once the election returns are in tomorrow night, it's just a matter of coalition-building, a game that...
  • THE EVE OF THE BRITISH GENERAL ELECTION

    05/06/2015 4:04:06 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    Vanity | 5/6/2015 | Self
    Its getting pretty rough and intense on the eve of a hotly contested general election. The tactics of the big parties are squarely aimed at the smaller parties. In recent hours, Prime Minister David Cameron has made comments saying Wales and Scotland should have tax raising powers. A pitch to the nationalist parties there can be no doubt. The rise of the Scottish National Party has shocked many considering their loss in the independence referendum last year. It looks like the SNP will win 50 to 60 of Scotland's 71 seats in the House of Commons tomorrow. There have been...
  • Unruly Britannia

    05/05/2015 9:08:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    LONDON -- They called it "Question Time," borrowing the term from the prime minister's weekly appearance in the House of Commons, but this was surprisingly and refreshingly different. On Thursday, the three main candidates for prime minister -- David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg -- one by one appeared before an audience of voters at the Leeds Town Hall where for a half-hour voters asked them informed, pointed and detailed questions. The host, the BBC's David Dimbleby, called for questions and occasionally followed up, but mostly voters drove the program. Two of the candidates were called liars right to...
  • Britain's Labour has one-point lead over Conservatives - YouGov

    05/02/2015 1:49:38 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    firstpost.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Reuters
    Britain's opposition Labour Party has taken a 1 percentage point lead over Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives, according to a YouGov opinion poll published on Friday, though still within the poll's margin of error.
  • Election 2015: Row over second independence referendum warning

    04/26/2015 8:47:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 25, 2015 | unattributed
    Campaigning in Renfrewshire, he said the nationalists want an SNP vote in the general election in order to "force" a second poll. Launching the SNP's "women's pledge", Nicola Sturgeon said this election was "not about independence". Meanwhile the Lib Dems set out plans for green laws and the Scottish Conservatives focused on jobs. As the penultimate weekend of campaigning got under way, SNP leader Ms Sturgeon joined female activists and actor and campaigner Elaine C Smith in Glasgow to launch the party's women's pledge, which commits the SNP and its members to delivering policies that promote equality... As part of...
  • British Labour Party: Well Make Fear of Islam an Aggravated Crime

    04/26/2015 5:21:29 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 98 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | april 25, 2015 | jim hoft
    A future Labour Government is committed to outlaw the scourge of Islamophobia by changing the law and making it an aggravated crime, according to the Partys Leader Ed Miliband. We are going to make it an aggravated crime. We are going to make sure it is marked on peoples records with the police to make sure they root out Islamophobia as a hate crime, Miliband told the Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi in a wide ranging exclusive interview. We are going to change the law on this so we make it absolutely clear of our abhorrence of...
  • Alex Salmond is like Japanese soldier who thought WW2 was still happening (ex-Scotland PM)

    10/21/2014 10:29:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Aberdeen Press and Journal ^ | 21 October 2014 | Calum Ross
    Outgoing First Minister Alex Salmond has been compared to a Japanese soldier who believed World War II was still happening years after peace was declared. Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, made the remarks as he called on the SNP leader to accept the result of last months independence referendum. [] Mr. Salmond appeared to open the door to an early re-run of the vote last week, saying circumstances obviously can change and that a breach of the pre-referendum vow to Scotland could pave the way for another ballot.
  • Nigel Farage refuses to kick out old-fashioned UKIP members who say gay sex is disgusting

    05/24/2013 11:44:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:30 EST, 22 May 2013 | Matt Chorley
    People who call gay sex disgusting will be allowed to stay in the UK Independence Party. Nigel Farage defended party members with old-fashioned views about homosexuality, as he warned that with the government passing same-sex weddings nobody knows where it will end up. MPs last night backed the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, but Mr. Farage said ministers were picking a war with middle England.
  • Ukip will not oppose gay marriage, Farage reveals as he calls for French-style separate services

    03/18/2014 6:33:50 PM PDT · by iowamark · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3/18/2014 | Matt Chorley
    Ukip is to drop its opposition to gay marriage, party leader Nigel Farage revealed today. The move risks angering disaffected Tories who switched to Ukip after same sex weddings were legalised by the coalition, but Mr Farage insisted: We have absolutely no problem with anybody. He said that as part of a review of Ukips manifesto, which he has dismissed as drivel, he would not campaign for gay weddings to be banned. Ukip previously said civil partnerships were a common sense way for gay and lesbian couples to register their commitment in a formal way. But it warned: Gay marriage...
  • Ed Miliband branded 'Salmond's poodle' by PM...

    03/27/2015 12:45:16 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 26 March 2015 | Jason Groves
    Ed Miliband was branded the SNP's poodle yesterday as Alex Salmond boasted he would install the Labour leader in No10. In a second pink champagne-fuelled interview in consecutive days, the former SNP leader pledged to 'lock David Cameron out of Downing Street' if the election produces a hung parliament. Mr Salmond said the SNP would back Labour regardless of any formal deal, but said his party would make 'progressive amendments' to the Budget and other legislation code for higher taxes and Left-wing policies. The Prime Minister seized on the comments in the Commons, describing Mr Miliband as 'Alex...
  • Europe isnt working says Cameron

    03/17/2015 2:36:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 17/03/2015 - 15:38 | Mark Briggs
    Speaking to BuzzFeed, Cameron admitted any future negotiations would be tough, but maintained his stance that a continuation of the status quo was not an option. The EU isnt working properly and too many people are happy to go on as they are, Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday (16 March). Europe isnt working properly. You can see that by the fact that Britain, outside the euro, has created more jobs in the last five years than the other 27 put together, said Cameron. Rather than burying this under the carpet, lets work out what needs to change. [] Yesterday,...
  • Miliband and Cameron get personal in TV debate row

    03/13/2015 3:56:43 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 11 March 2015 | bbc
    Ed Miliband and David Cameron launched attacks on each other's character in angry Commons exchanges over televised election debates. The Labour leader accused the PM of "chickening out" of a debate with him, saying: "Like all bullies, when the heat is really on he runs for cover." Mr Cameron attacked Mr Miliband as "despicable and weak" for not ruling out a post-election deal with the SNP. It came amid a fresh effort to break the TV debate deadlock.
  • Obama Holding Video Talk With European Leaders on Ukraine

    03/03/2015 5:35:38 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    ABC Snooze ^ | 03/03/2015
    President Barack Obama is holding a video conference with European leaders to discuss their push for peace in Ukraine and other global security issues. The White House says other leaders planning to be on the Tuesday morning call include British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and European Commission President Donald Tusk.
  • UK stuns Europe by sending troops to Ukraine

    02/24/2015 6:09:23 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | Feb. 25, 2015, 12:49 a.m. | Kyiv Post+, Maxim Tucker
    The United Kingdom stunned officials across Europe with a unilateral announcement that it would send 75 troops to Ukraine within the month to train the country's embattled forces in four skill sets infantry, intelligence, logistics and medical. Over the course of the next month we are going to be deploying British service personnel to provide advice and a range of training, from tactical intelligence to logistics to medical care, which is something else they have asked for," UK Prime Minister David Cameron said on We will also be developing an infantry training programme with Ukraine to improve the durability...
  • Putin is watching us: MPs warn Cameron the military cannot cope with more defense cuts after

    02/19/2015 12:28:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15:03 EST, 19 February 2015 | Tom McTague and Richard Spillett
    David Cameron has been warned that Britain cannot afford any more defense cuts in the wake of the growing threat posed by Vladimir Putindespite claiming the UK military is strong enough to fend off Russian aggression. The Conservative chair of the Defense Select Committee, Rory Stewart, said Mr. Putin was watching to see if Britain was going soft on defense. He said Britains military could not stand another round of defense cuts after the election. Mr. Stewarts stark warning comes after RAF fighters were scrambled to escort two Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Cornwall yesterday. A...
  • Tories open four point lead over Labour

    02/16/2015 10:02:06 AM PST · by NRx · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 16 Feb 2015 | Steven Swinford
    The Conservatives have opened up a four-point lead over Labour after the biggest surge in their support for two years, a poll has suggested. A Guardian/ ICM poll showed that the Tories are six points up to 36 per cent, only one point short of their result in the 2010 General Election. Labour support fell one point to 32 per cent, while the Liberal Democrats were also down a point to 10 per cent.
  • White House struggles with Obama comment on Paris attack

    02/10/2015 4:03:00 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 38 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 02/10/2015 | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) The White House and State Department struggled Tuesday to clarify President Barack Obama's suggestion that last month's deadly shooting at a kosher deli in Paris was random, despite the administration's earlier assertions that the attack was anti-Semitic. Obama, in describing terror threats during a lengthy interview with the online news site Vox, said the American people were right to be concerned "when you've got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris." Administration officials at first defended Obama's comments, with White House spokesman Josh...
  • Petty: President Refuses to Meet with Netanyahu During US Visit (Just like in September 2012)

    01/22/2015 11:28:09 AM PST · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | January 22, 2015 12:25 pm
    <p>President Barack Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he travels to Washington in March, the White House said Thursday, one day after being caught off-guard by Republicans' invitation for the Israeli leader to address a joint session of Congress.</p>
  • Britain deserves a pay rise: David Cameron calls on businesses to pass on windfall profits

    01/16/2015 11:05:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:05 EST, 16 January 2015 | James Chapman
    Britain deserves a pay rise, David Cameron said last night. The Prime Minister said it was time for workers squeezed by years of austerity to get their reward. It came as official statistics showed falling oil prices and the economic recovery have pushed firms profitability to a 16-year high.Tory strategists hope an economic feel-good factor, buoyed by jobs growth and low inflation, will translate into stronger wage rises by Mays general election. Asked whether he would encourage firms to pass on windfall profits from falling oil prices to employees, Mr. Cameron, in Washington for talks with Barack Obama, said: Obviously...
  • Obama warns U.S. Congress against more sanctions on Iran

    01/16/2015 12:40:27 PM PST · by McGruff · 29 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Jan 16, 2015 | Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton
    U.S. President Barack Obama warned U.S. lawmakers on Friday not to trigger new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, saying such a move would upset diplomatic talks and increase the likelihood of a military conflict with Tehran. In a joint news conference at the White House, Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron urged members of Congress to be patient and hold off on any legislation calling for further sanctions now
  • Obama Vows to Block Congress' Iran Sanctions as Nuke Talks Continue [How Did We Elect This Man?]

    01/16/2015 12:01:25 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    NBCNews ^ | January 16, 2015
    Obama Vows to Block Congress' Iran Sanctions as Nuke Talks Continue President Obama on Friday vowed to veto any bill Congress sends him that could tighten economic sanctions on Iran, saying it would undermine negotiations seeking to limit the country's ability to build a nuclear weapon. "My main message to Congress at this point is, just hold your fire," Obama said in a joint White House news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron. If the negotiations fail, Obama said, then he would be open to considering tougher measures, with military action being a final option. "The bottom line is...
  • Everything Obama needs to know he can again learn on Fox News

    01/16/2015 8:24:36 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-16-2015 | MOTUS
    I see that Dish and Fox News have worked out their differences and now Dish subscribers can watch Fox News again. The White House is relieved because, despite protests to the contrary, the reality is that Big Guy gets all his news from Fox.Thats right, since the Big White is a Dish subscriber, they were pretty much cut off from what was going on around the world when Fox went black last month over contract issues with Dish. So that whole kerfuffle about Big Guy not attending the march in Paris? Foxs fault, for refusing the terms Dish offered.So after...
  • PETER HITCHENS: The sinister, screeching mob who want to kill free speech (And no, I DON'T mean the

    01/10/2015 11:24:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | January 10, 2015 | Peter Hitchens
    Once again we are ruled by a Dictatorship of Grief. Ever since the death of Princess Diana, we have been subject to these periodic spasms when everyone is supposed to think and say the same thing, or else. We were told on Friday that politicians from all sides had lined up to attack Ukips Nigel Farage for supposedly exploiting the Paris massacre. Mr Farage had (quite reasonably) pointed out that the presence of Islamist fanatics in our midst might have something to do with, a) uncontrolled mass migration from the Muslim world, and b) decades of multicultural refusal to integrate...
  • The Cameron-Obama bromance is latest strange chapter in the special relationship

    01/10/2015 2:45:29 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Jan. 5, 2015 | Adam Taylor
    In an interview with the Daily Mail published this weekend, British Prime Minister David Cameron revealed the depths of his relationship with President Obama. "Yes, he sometimes calls me 'Bro,'" Cameron told the British newspaper, adding that the U.S. president also phones him.
  • Labour take election fight to the streets as Miliband wants supporters to knock on 4MILLION doors

    01/04/2015 4:25:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | January 4, 2015 | Jason Beattie
    Ed Miliband launches Labours election campaign on Monday by calling on supporters to knock on four million doors. The party leader will vow to fight the Tories and Lib Dems house by house, street by street and town by town until polling day on May 7. In a rallying call in Manchester, he will say: Today is day one of our general election campaign. This is nothing less than a once in a generation fight about who our country works for. Vowing not to be intimidated by the big-spending Tories, he will add: We will offer hope, not falsehood. We...
  • John Howard rebukes Barack Obama over climate speech

    01/01/2015 3:07:21 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 28 replies
    The Australian ^ | 2nd January 2015 | Dennis Shanahan
    JOHN Howard has criticised Barack Obama for wading into domestic political differences on climate change during his recent visit to Australia for the G20 leaders summit. The former prime minister said the US Presidents speech to the University of Queensland in Brisbane could have been phrased differently. ..... Mr Obamas passionate speech to a young audience during the G20 summit embarrassed the Prime Minister, caused outrage among members of the Queensland government and drew public criticism from Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. ..... Queensland Premier Campbell Newman said he was not about to criticise Mr Obama as our guest but the...
  • Juncker warns Cameron against scapegoating eastern Europeans

    12/12/2014 3:55:29 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 12 December 2014 | Ian Traynor
    The head of the EU executive has delivered a scathing denunciation of David Camerons proposals to curb the rights of Europeans working in Britain, suggesting the British are stigmatising and beating up poorer east Europeans working legally in the UK. In his first comments on the prime ministers initiative, Jean-Claude Juncker, the new president of the European commission, insisted the principle of free movement for labour in the EU meant there could be no discrimination against any EU countries.
  • Britains EU retreat means German hegemony warns Prodi

    12/06/2014 1:43:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:37PM GMT 24 Nov 2014 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Britain is already a lame duck within the EUs internal governing structure and is losing influence by the day in Brussels, even before David Cameron holds a referendum on withdrawal. This self-isolation has upset the European balance of power in profound ways, leading ineluctably to German hegemony and a unipolar system centered on Berlin. [] Such is the verdict of Roman Prodi, the former Italian premier and ex-president of the European Commission. [] Germany is exercising an almost solitary power. The new presidents of the Commission and the Council are men who rotate around Germanys orbit, and above all there...
  • David Cameron denies claims America trade deal will allow US firms to privatise our NHS

    11/16/2014 5:33:40 AM PST · by wtd · 2 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | Nov 16, 2014 12:22 | Jason Beattie
    David Cameron denies claims America trade deal will allow US firms to privatise our NHS The deal could generate 10billion a year but unions suggest it could allow US medical giants to run health services in Europe, reports Jason Beattie in Brisbane
  • British PM: Root Cause of Terror Is Extremist Narrative, Not Poverty, Foreign Policy

    11/14/2014 10:08:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 14, 2014 - 4:24 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    The root cause of terrorism is not poverty, marginalization or Western nations foreign policy, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday, but an extremist narrative that must be confronted. Addressing the Australian federal parliament in Canberra, Cameron announced new measures that are being put in place in Britain to prevent jihadists from returning to the country from Middle East conflict zones and to stop suspected foreign fighters from leaving in the first place. He contested the argument that issues like poverty and deprivation, or unhappiness with foreign policy, are fueling Islamist terrorism.
  • Germany 'Would Accept UK Exit From EU' To Protect Migration Rules

    11/02/2014 2:55:31 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 02, 2014
    Germany 'Would Accept UK Exit From EU' To Protect Migration Rules Angela Merkel is reported to have told David Cameron that she will not negotiate on EU migration Chancellor Angela Merkel would rather see the UK exit from the European Union than compromise over the principle of free movement of workers, according to the German magazine Der Spiegel. Mrs Merkel is alleged to fear that the UK is approaching a "point of no return". Downing Street would not comment on the reports. Mr Cameron wants to renegotiate the terms of the UK's continued membership before holding an in-out referendum. The...
  • UKIP on course to crush Conservatives in Rochester

    10/31/2014 8:32:51 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20:42 GMT, 31 October 2014 | By Jason Groves, Deputy Political Editor, Daily Mail Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art
    UKIP is on course to crush the Conservatives in the Rochester and Strood by-election, according to a new poll last night. The Survation poll for the Unite trade union gave Ukip candidate Mark Reckless a 15-point lead over his former party. The lead has widened by six points since an identical poll last month, and suggests that a huge Tory effort to hold the seat is failing to gain traction. The poll puts support for Ukip on 48 per cent, with the Conservatives on 33, Labour, who came second in 2010, on 16 per cent, the Greens on two percent...
  • Terrorists to be banned from running UK charities

    10/21/2014 10:47:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:00AM BST 22 Oct 2014 | Peter Dominiczak and Christopher Hope
    Convicted terrorists will be banned from running charities under a new law to stop donations being funneled to extremist groups, David Cameron has said. The Prime Minister said that the Government will confront the menace of extremism by ensuring that the Charity Commission is given new powers to prevent dangerous criminals misusing money that is donated to charities. Officials have expressed concerns that money donated to charities has been funding extremist groups in countries like Syria and Iraq. Previously, convicted terrorists and pedophiles have still been able to act as charity trustees in the UK. As part of the new...
  • slamic State must be destroyed, says Cameron after latest beheading

    10/04/2014 4:11:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/10/14 | Jon Gambrell & Shawn Pogatchnik
    CAIRO (AP) The Islamic State extremists who have beheaded another Western hostage are deaf to reason and must be destroyed, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday as Muslims worldwide were urged to pray for the victim on one of Islams holiest days. .....
  • In first talks since 1979, UK and Iran to discuss IS (Cameron to meet Rouhani)

    09/23/2014 11:37:14 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 23, 2014, 8:51 pm | Katherine Haddon
    LONDON (AFP) British Prime Minister David Cameron will hold talks on Wednesday with Irans President Hassan Rouhani over unrest in Iraq and Syria, officials said, announcing the first meeting between the countries leaders since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The talks will occur on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. They come as Western powers seek to build support for the fight against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, which holds swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria and which has beheaded two US journalists and a British aid worker. Britain has had tense ties with...
  • Tory MP Mark Reckless joins UKIP

    09/27/2014 7:26:59 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 32 replies
    Conservative MP Mark Reckless has announced that he is joining UKIP. The Rochester and Strood MP told the UKIP conference, in Doncaster, that he has resigned as an MP, triggering a by-election in the constituency. Delegates started to spontaneously chant "UKIP, UKIP" when Mr Reckless announced his decision to defect, which he said was not easy. The move comes just weeks after Clacton MP Douglas Carswell defected from the Conservatives to join UKIP.
  • Parliament recalled over air strikes on Islamic State in Iraq

    09/24/2014 12:57:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 24, 2014
    Parliament is to be recalled on Friday to discuss the UK's possible involvement in air strikes against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq. Prime Minister David Cameron said MPs should respond to the Iraqi government's request for help. He added that the UK "should not turn away from what needs to be done". The Liberal Democrats are backing air strikes in Iraq and Labour leader Ed Miliband has confirmed his support, saying the UK cannot "opt out". Meanwhile, the Foreign Office has said it is "aware" of reports that a British national has died in Syria, but it has "no further...
  • David Cameron Vows More Powers for England After Scotland Vote

    09/19/2014 1:19:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    nbc ^ | September 19th 2014 | Alexander Smith
    Like Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own regional parliaments... However, England's lack of a similar legislative body has led to a messy situation where Scottish lawmakers can vote on issues that only affect England at the U.K.-wide Westminster parliament ... Just as Scotland will vote separatelyon their issues of tax, spending and welfare, so too England, as well as Wales and Northern Ireland, should be able to vote on these issues
  • In full: David Cameron statement on the UK's future (Partial Excerpt)

    09/19/2014 12:53:38 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 09/19/2014 | Prime Minister David Cameron
    "I have long believed that a crucial part missing from this national discussion is England. "We have heard the voice of Scotland - and now the millions of voices of England must also be heard. "The question of English votes for English laws - the so-called West Lothian question -requires a decisive answer. "So, just as Scotland will vote separately in the Scottish Parliament on their issues of tax, spending and welfare so too England, as well as Wales and Northern Ireland, should be able to vote on these issues and all this must take place in tandem with, and...
  • Leaders: US, UK will not be cowed by militants

    09/04/2014 1:50:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 4, 2014 2:37 AM EDT | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron say they will not be cowed by the Islamic militants who have killed two American journalists. [] Obama and Cameron appear to suggest that NATO should play a role in containing the militants, but were not specific in what action they would seek from the alliance.