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  • EU lawmakers smooth way for class actions against cartels

    04/19/2014 1:17:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:18pm BST | Foo Yun Chee
    European lawmakers on Thursday eased the way for cartel victims to claim compensation from companies under new rules that also shield price-fixing whistleblowers from being the main target of million-euro lawsuits. The green light from the European Parliament came nine years after the European Commission broached the idea, seeing it as an additional tool, on top of fines, to deter companies from breaking antitrust laws. According to the Commission, only one in four cartels and antitrust infringements faced damages claims in the last seven years. Its 2010 estimate put the cost of unrecovered damages of infringements at over €20 billion...
  • Britain's Labor Party hires ex-Obama aide Axelrod to help in election

    04/19/2014 1:00:21 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    latimes.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | Henry Chu
    LONDON – Setting up an intriguing election battle, Britain’s opposition Labor Party announced Friday that it had hired President Obama’s chief campaign advisor to help the party return to power next year over the ruling Conservatives. The decision to recruit David Axelrod means that the 2015 British election will pit two of Obama’s strategists against each other. Working for the Conservatives is Jim Messina, who, like Axelrod, toiled on both of Obama’s presidential campaigns and who served as his deputy White House chief of staff during his first term. “David is used to tough fights, and he is going to...
  • Britain's Labour Leader Conscripts Obama Architect David Axelrod for 2015 Election

    04/18/2014 3:34:17 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/18/2014 | RAHEEM KASSAM
    Britain's Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has conscripted the services of American campaigns professional David Axelrod, otherwise known as the architect behind President Barack Obama's U.S. election victory in 2008. The appointment of Axelrod to the Labour team is the latest in a long line of foreign consultants brought in to try and help Ed Miliband's team on the run up to the UK General Election in May 2015. Axelrod follows in the footsteps of 69-year-old U.S. community organiser Arnie Graf, who embarrassed Labour by claiming he was working for them, rather than consulting for them, without a UK work...
  • MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD FLEES LONDON AFTER BRITISH PM LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION

    04/15/2014 6:21:17 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/13/2014 | RAHEEM KASSAM
    The Muslim Brotherhood is reported to be fleeing its recently established headquarters in London following the announcement of an investigation into their activities by Prime Minister David Cameron. A report in the Daily Mail makes mention of the fact in addition to former Prime Minister Tony Blair's foundation being linked to the Islamist group, the newly established London HQ of the group it set to be abandoned in favour of a base in Graz, Austria. The Muslim Brotherhood's new international office in London, which was also reported to be serving as their new global headquarters after a brutal crackdown on...
  • Huge poll boost for UKIP as a fifth of voters say they will back anti-Europe party in wake of…

    04/14/2014 2:03:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:47 EST, 13 April 2014 | Chris Pleasance and Gerri Peev
    The Conservatives could be pushed into third place at the European elections after the party’s poll ratings plunged in the wake of the Maria Miller expenses scandal. A poll has put the Tories on 23 percent, behind Labour (31 percent) and UKIP (28 percent) just days after the Culture Secretary was forced to resign in an expenses row. The Liberal Democrats were on a dismal 9 percent, according to analysis of recent polling by Professor Curtice of Strathclyde University. Levels of support for UKIP are now at a record high as they were the only party to gain popularity in...
  • David Cameron Urges Britain to Spread Awareness of Christian Persecution

    04/13/2014 2:28:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2014 | Sara Jean Seman
    Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, British Prime Minister David Cameron stated during his annual Easter reception at 10 Downing Street Wednesday. He urged Britain to play a leading role in standing against religious persecution and highlighted three focal points: The first is to expand the role of faith and faith organisations in our country. This has been a consistent theme of this government; I’m sure there’s more we could do to help make it easier for faith organisations…. Second thing is I hope we can do more to raise the profile of the persecution of...
  • David Cameron: ‘Jesus created Tory policy of Big Society—I’m just continuing God's work’

    04/10/2014 7:58:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 10 April 2014 | Adam Withnall
    David Cameron has claimed divine inspiration was at work when it came to drafting a key concept for Conservative Party policy. Speaking last night at his Easter reception in Downing Street, the Prime Minister reportedly said he was simply doing God’s work when he launched the “Big Society” initiative of volunteering and civic responsibility. “Jesus invented the Big Society 2,000 years ago,” Mr. Cameron said. “I just want to see more of it.” …
  • David Cameron's religious adviser is descended from founders of the 'terrorist' Muslim Brotherhood

    04/09/2014 12:49:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 April 2014 | Martin Beckford
    PM facing embarrassment over links between adviser and Islamist group. Adviser Tariq Ramadan is grandson of Muslim Brotherhood's founder . ... Tariq Ramadan is one of 14 members of the Foreign Office’s Advisory Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief, chaired by Tory peer Baroness Warsi. He is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, and was a member of a taskforce set up by Tony Blair after 7/7. But Prof Ramadan, 51, is grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder Hassan al-Banna and his father Said Ramadan was a leading light. ... He was kept out of France in...
  • Briton wins prize for UK exit plan from EU, says economy could benefit

    04/08/2014 5:08:39 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Apr 2014
    (Reuters) - Britain's economy could grow by 1.3 billion pounds if it left the European Union due to less regulation and more trade with emerging economies, a British diplomat who dreamt up a prize-winning blueprint for the country's EU exit said on Tuesday. Britain's free market Institute of Economic Affairs on Tuesday awarded a 100,000-euro prize to Iain Mansfield, a British diplomat based in the Philippines, who it decided had come up with the best blueprint for a 'Brexit,' a British departure from the EU. Amid widespread public disenchantment in Britain about the EU's perceived over-bearing role in everyday life...
  • Get ready to quit the EU now, Davis tells the Tories as he tears into Cameron and predicts…

    04/07/2014 12:53:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:52 EST, 5 April 2014 | Simon Walters
    The Tory revolt over Europe took a dramatic turn last night after senior Conservative David Davis called on the Government to open talks with Brussels on quitting the EU. Former Tory chairman Mr. Davis tore into David Cameron, accusing him of making a mess of his pledge to win back powers from the EU. “Scaremongers” who said Britain would collapse if it decided to go it alone were talking nonsense, said Mr Davis. Quitting the EU would be like a “revolution” and would boost UK jobs, wages, world power, arts and prestige, he added. Significantly, his intervention comes days after...
  • Expenses scandal roils Cameron ahead of European elections

    04/07/2014 6:40:23 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 11 replies
    Reuters UK ^ | Mon Apr 7, 2014 6:17pm BST | By Andrew Osborn
    (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron's handling of an expenses scandal engulfing one of his ministers has put him under pressure before European elections, threatening his Conservative party's already clouded electoral outlook. Cameron, whose party risks being beaten into third place in next month's European Parliament elections behind the anti-EU UK Independence party (UKIP), has stood by Maria Miller, Britain's minister for culture, since a parliamentary report ordered her to pay back wrongly claimed expenses last week. But the media and public backlash against Miller shows no sign of abating despite Cameron's efforts to end it. Many of his own...
  • Conservative party descends into civil war as 100 Tory rebels prepare to defy Cameron on EU

    04/04/2014 11:27:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:37 EST, 29 March 2014 | Simon Walters
    The fragile Tory truce over Europe disintegrated last night after it emerged that more than 100 Conservative MPs and candidates are set to defy David Cameron at the General Election next year by vowing to leave the EU. The Prime Minister has promised the Tory manifesto will spell out his pledge for a referendum by 2017 on Britain’s links with Europe after trying to win back key powers from Brussels. But Tory rebels will go further and make their own personal manifesto vows to campaign to withdraw from the EU—regardless of any concessions by Brussels. …
  • David Cameron orders inquiry into Muslim Brotherhood activities (Britain considers banishment)

    04/01/2014 6:37:57 AM PDT · by Liz · 11 replies
    THE GUARDIAN ^ | 3/31/14 | Nicholas Watt, chief political correspondent
    David Cameron has ordered an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood....to examine allegations that the M/B was behind the murder of three British tourists in Egypt in and that it planned extremist activities from Britain. Sir John Jenkins, the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia is to draw up a report on the group's "philosophy and values and alleged connections with extremism and violence". Cameron faces pressure to follow the example of Egypt and Saudi Arabia, which claim that London is the M/B's crucial centre for its activities. General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi played a leading role in the overthrow of Pres Morsi,...
  • Merkel miffed at Barack Obama and David Cameron 'nuclear war game'

    03/25/2014 9:51:50 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 114 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | March 25, 2014 | By Bruno Waterfield, and Peter Dominiczak in The Hague and Nick Squires in Rome
    World leaders played an interactive nuclear war game designed to test their responses to a terrorist atomic "dirty bomb" attack that threatened the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. David Cameron joined Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and Xi Jinping and other world leaders to play a "nukes on the loose" war game to see how they would cope with a terrorist nuclear attack. The German chancellor grumbled at being asked to play games and take tests with the Prime Minister, US and Chinese presidents around a table with dozens of heads of state at a nuclear summit in The...
  • We're being dragged into a new Cold War by a puffed-up bullfrog (and I don't mean President Putin)

    03/23/2014 3:35:36 PM PDT · by shepardspie33 · 34 replies
    MailOnline ^ | March 22, 2014 | Peter Hitchens
    Stupidity and ignorance rule the world. The trouble is that the stupid and the ignorant think that they are clever and well-informed. Take Mrs Hillary Clinton, next President of the United States and former chief of American foreign policy. She has directly compared Russia’s Vladimir Putin to Hitler. And she has compared events in Crimea to the Czech crisis of 1938. Dozens of other politicians and grandiose journalists are currently doing the same. It’s the one thing they think they know about history – that Britain’s pathetic Neville Chamberlain didn’t stand up to evil Adolf Hitler in 1938 at Munich...
  • The climate change deniers have won

    03/23/2014 5:57:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | March 22, 2014 | by Nick Cohen
    ... David Cameron, who once promised that if you voted blue you would go green, now appoints Owen Paterson, a man who is not just ignorant of environmental science but proud of his ignorance, as his environment secretary. George Osborne, who once promised that his Treasury would be "at the heart of this historic fight against climate change", now gives billions in tax concessions to the oil and gas industry, cuts the funds for onshore wind farms and strips the Green Investment Bank of the ability to borrow and lend All of which is a long way of saying that...
  • Cameron’s EU plan to scrap ‘ever closer union’ and limit migration

    03/17/2014 2:00:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 17.03.14 @ 09:20 | Benjamin Fox
    New mechanisms to limit eastern European migration and prevent benefit tourism are at the center of a seven-point plan laid out by David Cameron to reform Britain’s relationship with the EU. Writing in the Daily Telegraph on Sunday (16 March), the British Prime Minister said that the EU’s principle of free movement of labor and capital should mean “free movement to take up work, not free benefits”. He added that allowing new countries to join the EU should be accompanied by “new mechanisms in place to prevent vast migrations across the continent.” He also called for the removal of the...
  • Britain’s most pro-EU party heading for disaster in May

    02/18/2014 6:55:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 18.02.14 @ 09:19 | Tim Black
    Ahead of May’s European Parliament election, with issues such as the economy and immigration to the fore, none of Britain’s three main parties are stealing a march on their rivals. The co-governing, right-of-center Conservative Party, also known as the Tories, led by Prime Minister David Cameron, is struggling. What remains of its traditional support base, including some MPs, often seems opposed to the modernizing, socially-liberal direction of its leadership. […] But viewing the UK's party-political landscape solely in terms of the traditional duopoly (plus the Lib Dems) misses the big political story, and what is likely to be the major...
  • Stop blaming EU for your migrant problems: Top Eurocrat accuses (UK) PM of ‘distorting facts’

    02/17/2014 11:16:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:36 EST, 17 February 2014 | Tim Shipman
    David Cameron should get his own country in order instead of complaining about plans for a United States of Europe, a senior Brussels bureaucrat said last night. European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding said politicians need to “work on the quality of education and welfare” in the UK rather than blaming EU rules for letting migrants come to Britain to seek work. She accused the Government of “distorting” the facts about Europe and condemned Tory talk of “opt-outs, renegotiation and referenda” for “holding back our Union as a whole.” In a speech in Cambridge, Mrs. Reding said she believed the...
  • Thousands left with no electricity as workers rushed to David Cameron's house so he could watch TV

    01/26/2014 3:16:08 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | Jan 25, 2014 | Vincent Moss, Ben Glaze
    As thousands of homes were left without power during the recent storms, engineers were diverted to fix a simple problem at David Cameron’s home. Two workmen were part of a team battling to restore electricity to 11,000 houses in Oxfordshire after storms and floods left families ­shivering in the dark. But they were suddenly diverted to the PM’s £2million family home after he lost his power while watching the Sound of Music on TV. George Faulkner and Alan Paton told BBC Radio 4 they were “diverted to a house in ­Chipping Norton” – which was later confirmed by their company...
  • Muzzling Dissent (Covering Immigration to the UK)

    01/25/2014 12:39:33 PM PST · by OddLane · 7 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | January 25, 2014 | Gerard Perry
    The incalculable damage that mass immigration from the third world has inflicted upon the United Kingdom is a subject that we’ve explored at length on American Rattlesnake. Although the ritualistic murder and dismemberment of Drummer Lee Rigby is the most notorious recent illustration of how this phenomenon has adversely impacted native Britons, there are many, many more such tragic examples that bear scrutiny. The most tragic loss experienced by those living there, of course, is the forfeiture of the right to discuss this issue in an honest and frank manner. One need only point to those critics of Islam and...
  • Tories need less ‘hate’ to win election, says minister (UK)

    01/21/2014 12:39:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:20PM GMT 21 Jan 2014 | Georgia Graham
    The Conservatives can only win the next election if they do not use the language of “hate” and win back “aspirational” voters who turned to Labour under Tony Blair, a minister has suggested. Nicky Morgan, a Treasury minister, warned against spending too much time using negative language rather than sending out a “positive” message to the electorate. The Conservative Party can be seen as being focused on what it is against and risks “not talking about what we like and how we want to help people”, Miss Morgan indicated. Miss Morgan is considered to be a rising star in the...
  • Speak English or lose benefits: Cameron to stop payouts to immigrants who use taxpayer-funded tr

    01/19/2014 11:31:43 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 January 2014 | Simon Walters and Martin Beckford
    David Cameron plans to strip welfare handouts from immigrants who cannot speak English. In a radical bid to slash Britain’s benefits bill, the Prime Minister intends to stop printing welfare paperwork in foreign languages and prevent claimants using taxpayer-funded translators at benefits offices. The move – which would also hit British residents who cannot speak English – was due to be announced tomorrow, but has been delayed following a row with Nick Clegg.
  • Reform or lose us as member, Britain’s finance minister tells EU

    01/15/2014 9:29:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:54am EST | Andrew Osborn
    Britain told its European Union partners on Wednesday the EU’s treaties were “not fit for purpose” and there must be reform or it would quit the bloc. In the latest blast of euroskepticism from Conservatives in Britain’s coalition government, finance minister George Osborne said EU treaties had to be changed to protect member states like his own that don’t use the euro. The comments, made at a conference in London on reform of the 28-nation EU, are unlikely to be embraced by integrationists in Brussels, who want Britain to remain in the bloc but have become irritated by its demands...
  • Britain 'backstabbed' Sikhs by advising India on 1984 Golden Temple raid

    01/14/2014 3:47:01 PM PST · by mojito · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/14/2014 | Georgia Graham, and Dean Nelson
    Britain's involvement in the massacre of hundreds of Sikh separatists in an Indian temple in 1984 will be urgently investigated, David Cameron has ordered. Previously secret documents released by the Government have shown that a SAS officer was drafted in to help the Indian authorities with plans to remove dissident Sikhs from the Golden Temple at Amritsar, Sikhism's holiest shrine. The plan was ordered with the full knowledge of then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher the documents say. Hundreds of Sikhs were killed in the attack. Yesterday Sikh leaders said the revelations amounted to the British Government ‘backstabbing” and have called...
  • BBC's six-year cover-up of secret 'green propaganda' training for top executives

    01/12/2014 7:01:34 AM PST · by centurion316 · 7 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 11, 2014 | David Rose
    The BBC has spent tens of thousands of pounds over six years trying to keep secret an extraordinary ‘eco’ conference which has shaped its coverage of global warming, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. The controversial seminar was run by a body set up by the BBC’s own environment analyst Roger Harrabin and funded via a £67,000 grant from the then Labour government, which hoped to see its ‘line’ on climate change and other Third World issues promoted in BBC reporting. At the event, in 2006, green activists and scientists – one of whom believes climate change is a bigger...
  • Scottish independence: Cameron urges ‘No’ vote

    01/01/2014 3:29:37 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    scotsman.com ^ | January 1 2014 00:01 | SCOTT MACNAB
    PRIME Minister David Cameron has appealed to Scots to vote to stay in the UK for the sake of their “children and grandchildren” when they go to the polls in the referendum this year. In his New Year message, the Tory leader insisted it will be the biggest decision Scots have ever faced on 18 September. He used his message to warn that there will be no let-up in the climate of austerity this year – with a pledge to “redouble” efforts to reduce the UK’s massive annual spending deficit. Mr Cameron said 2014 would be an “important date in...
  • Gulf chill over UK fighter sales

    12/13/2013 8:36:35 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11 December 2013 | Richard Norton-Taylor
    • Huge deal to sell Typhoon fighters to UAE in doubt • Implications for other Gulf arms deals after Iran nuclear talks If there were any remaining doubts that arms sales take precedence over human rights or concerns about exacerbating regional tensions, the British government has been unashamedly quashing them. UK prime minister David Cameron and his defence secretary Philip Hammond have been busy trying to persuade the rulers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to buy British Typhoon jets, following the example of Saudi Arabia and Oman. The Saudis, the UK's largest arms customer, have bought 72 Typhoons,...
  • Lib Dems have held us back, says Cameron: PM says Britain deserves a ‘more accountable’ Government…

    12/10/2013 11:46:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:20 EST, 10 December 2013 | James Chapman
    Britain deserves a “more accountable, more decisive” Government than the coalition that would do more to cut tax, go further on welfare reform and reform human rights law, David Cameron has said. The Prime Minister said he “very passionately” wants to lead a single party administration after the election, complaining that the Liberal Democrats have held the Conservatives back in a series of key areas. He hinted that he would ultimately like to cut the top rate of income tax to 40 percent—a move said to have been vetoed by the Lib Dems, who wanted it reduced from 50p to...
  • Trio criticized over Mandela selfie (Obama, Cameron and Danish PM at memorial service)

    12/10/2013 12:25:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 78 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 10 December 2013
    David Cameron and Barack Obama were caught posing for a mobile phone “selfie” at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. The two men were sat either side of Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and smiled as she took the snapshot of the three leaders at the FNB Stadium in Soweto. … Twitter user @jamesarmitage3 wrote: “What selfish morons take a ‘selfie’ at a memorial service? Oh yeah that’s right, Barack Obama and David Cameron.” …
  • David Cameron damaged the Tories by rushing gay marriage, warns Defense Secretary Philip Hammond

    11/08/2013 6:48:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:57 EST, 8 November 2013 | Matt Chorley
    David Cameron’s rush to legalise gay marriage left Conservatives “shocked”, a senior Cabinet minister claimed today. Defense Secretary Philip Hammond warned “tumultuous” row was “damaging” for the Tories because the Prime Minister appeared not to care what grassroots activists thought. … Mr. Cameron has admitted gay marriage has been deeply unpopular within Tory ranks, but insisted it was the right thing to do. When the controversial legislation became law, he spoke of his pride that gay boys at school worried about being bullied would see Parliament declaring that “their love is the same as everyone else’s love”. …
  • “JFK would want Britain to stay in the EU”: David Miliband’s bizarre claim…

    11/06/2013 6:37:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 06:42 EST, 5 November 2013 | Matt Chorley
    US President John F. Kennedy would have urged Britain to stay within the EU, former foreign secretary David Miliband has claimed. The ex-Labour MP made the bizarre suggestion in speech to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the former president. Mr. Miliband said he had “no doubt” that JFK would argue that Britain should stay in the Europe Union and would back David Cameron’s call for a “deeper and stronger single market”. …
  • UK’s ‘Dhimmi’ Cameron embraces Sharia Compliant Finance

    10/31/2013 1:36:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | October 30, 2013 | Walid Shoebat
    In an act of dhimmitude that would make Sir Winston Churchill roll over in his grave, the increasingly submissive Prime Minister of Great Britain – David Cameron – has decided to embrace Sharia Compliant Finance (SCF). Like a python’s victim, Cameron has just caused his country to exhale a bit more of its breath, after which, the grip tightens. ... Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the UK will become the first non-Muslim country to issue an Islamic bond. At the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) in London, he also announced plans for a new Islamic index on the...
  • US spying: Britain forced to sign EU statement expressing ‘deep concern’

    10/26/2013 5:56:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:44PM BST 25 Oct 2013 | Bruno Waterfield and Christopher Hope
    Britain has been forced to “silently acquiesce” to a European Union statement expressing “deep concern” over American spying and intelligence operations that have undermined trust between Europe’s governments. Germany and France joined forces in the early hours of Friday morning to isolate Britain by demanding that United States sign a “code of conduct” with them and other EU countries to prevent American intelligence services spying on Europe. … Following tense talks throughout Thursday night a Brussels summit on the conduct of US snooping operations, including accusations that Britain was spying on Italy, David Cameron was forced by 27 other European...
  • Hit power firms w/windfall tax, Major urges Cameron…must show heart & conscience, ex-PM warns Tories

    10/23/2013 10:52:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:19 EST, 22 October 2013 | James Chapman and Matt Chorley
    John Major yesterday told the Tories to show “a heart and social conscience” as he proposed a windfall tax on energy firms. Piling pressure on David Cameron over soaring power bills, the former prime minister said it was “criminally easy” to overlook the millions of “silent citizens” struggling through no fault of their own. He said it was wrong that so many families would have “to choose between keeping warm and eating” this winter. … Most British voters will opt to remain within the European Union in the proposed in/out referendum, Sir John Major suggested. …
  • There's Almost No Chance Russia's Plan for Syria's Chemical Weapons Will Work

    09/11/2013 7:35:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 09/11/2013 | Yochi Dreazen
    Russia's proposal for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to place his chemical weapons under international supervision and then destroy them is quickly gaining steam. Assad's government accepted the plan this morning. A few hours later, President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande announced that they'd seriously explore the proposal. It already has the backing of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and a growing number of influential lawmakers from both parties. There's just one problem: the plan would be nearly impossible to actually carry out. Experts in chemical weapons disposal point to a host of challenges....
  • David Cameron rules out any future military action in Syria

    09/04/2013 8:07:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | September 4, 2013 | Peter Dominiczak, Political Correspondent
    The Prime Minister said that the UK “can’t be part and won’t be part” of any military strikes against Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Mr Cameron has come under pressure from senior Conservative to hold a second vote in the Commons on the issue after Barack Obama, the US President, delayed his response in Syria. A number of ministers including Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, this week appeared to leave the door open to a second vote if the circumstances in Syria “change very significantly”. Downing Street had for days only said that there were "absolutely no plans" to return to the...
  • HUGH HEWITT - GOP isolationists are taking U.S. back to the 1930s

    09/03/2013 3:58:13 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 90 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9-2-2013 | HUGH HEWITT
    Syria's butcher Bashir Assad could end up toppling British Prime Minister David Cameron and not the other way around, while also giving Russia a big boost back on to the Great Power stage and green lighting Tehran's most ambitious and sparky plans in its mountain tunnel complexes. Along the way he has exposed President Obama as feckless and fearful. The president and his team are scrambling to remind lawmakers of what the Commander-in-Chief ought to have long ago argued to the country: When the good guys blink, the bad guys notice. Lots and lots of blinking. Most of the people...
  • Eurozone bail-out funds not enough, warns OECD

    02/03/2012 1:05:44 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/3/2012 | Louise Armitstead
    International debt inspectors believe they have found another €15bn (£12.5bn) black hole in Greece’s public finances caused by the deepening recession, delivering the crippled nation another devastating blow. With pressure growing over talks with private investors about the terms of a €100bn debt write-off, officials calculated that to bring the country’s debts to a sustainable level at 120pc of GDP the international community would need to find an extra €15bn, raising the prospect of a Greek default. Sources told news organisations in Brussels that weak growth will make it even more difficult for Greece to resolve its debt problem, leaving...
  • Euro Project Intellectually, Morally, Democratically Bankrupt

    12/13/2011 4:56:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    It is disgusting to see UK Prime Minister David Cameron all but throw away the victory he achieved when he vetoed the Merkozy treaty. Please consider these sniveling, apologetic snips from the New York Times article Cameron Says His Veto on Europe Treaty Protects Britain Mr. Cameron, a Conservative, seemed at pains to offer soothing words to those afraid that he had so alienated his European allies that Britain was bound to leave the European Union altogether. “Britain remains a full member of the E.U., and the events of the last week do nothing to change that,” Mr. Cameron said....
  • Eurozone crisis stokes tension between Britain and Germany

    11/15/2011 5:30:52 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 15 November 2011 | Patrick Wintour
    Angela Merkel and David Cameron are due to meet on Friday to discuss the eurozone crisis further. Tensions between Germany and Britain over how to handle the crisis in the eurozone deepened after allies of the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, claimed she would not allow the UK to "get away" with its refusal to back a European financial transactions tax. Speaking ahead of a meeting between Merkel and David Cameron on Friday, the parliamentary leader of her Christian Democratic Union said "Britain had a responsibility to make Europe a success". Volker Kauder, at the CDU conference in Leipzig, said: "I...
  • Defend Britain from these euro dictators

    11/10/2011 6:08:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 8:18 AM on 8th November 2011 | Daily Mail Comment
    Increasingly, it appears we are witnessing the death of democracy and the right of sovereign nations inside the eurozone to govern their own affairs. First the overbearing eurocrats — led by France and Germany — bullied Greece into dropping its planned referendum. Then they forced Prime Minister George Papandreou from office and made it plain that the country’s next leader must be a pro-Brussels technocrat of whom they, rather than the Greek people, approve. Now the power-hungry duo of Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy are turning their attentions to Silvio Berlusconi, whom they no longer trust to reduce Italy’s own...
  • European banks to quit London if UK left EU: Goldman executive

    09/03/2013 9:53:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 2, 2013 1:30pm EDT
    European banks would leave London “in very short order” if Britain voted to exit the European Union, a senior Goldman Sachs executive said in a newspaper interview published on Monday. Michael Sherwood, a vice-chairman at the bank, said the prospect of a British withdrawal was a real worry given Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans to hold a referendum on the subject if re-elected in 2015. … Goldman’s Sherwood predicted European banks would quickly relocate if Britain did sever its EU ties. “Forget what we would do. Every European firm would be gone in very short order,” he was quoted as...
  • Syria gas attack must not go unpunished, says Boris Johnson

    09/02/2013 7:43:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies
    standard.co.uk ^ | September 02, 2013 | Nicholas Cecil
    The chemical weapons attack blamed on Bashar Assad’s regime must not go “unpunished”, Boris Johnson warned today. The Mayor of London also piled pressure on David Cameron to hold a second Commons vote to allow Britain to join military action against Assad’s forces. Just weeks ago, Mr Johnson told of his “deep anxieties” about the UK getting involved in the Syrian civil war in which at least 100,000 people have died. However, he said today: “But to use gas for mass murder is a crime that we cannot allow to go unpunished.” Writing in his Daily Telegraph column, the Mayor...
  • As U.K. Parliament Debates Syria, Prospect of Military Support Dims

    08/29/2013 10:29:48 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    Time ^ | Aug. 29, 2013 | By Catherine Mayer
    When David Cameron summoned MPs back to Westminster today to debate the Syrian crisis, it was not because the British Prime Minister felt more discussion was needed. ...In a phone call on Saturday, Cameron agreed with President Obama that proof of the regime’s involvement in the chemical attack would merit “a serious response.” ... “There’ll be a clear Govt motion & vote on UK response to chemical weapons attacks,” he tweeted on Tuesday. ...Instead, the 450-minute parliamentary debate that kicked off with a statement by Cameron at 2.30 this afternoon will conclude with a vote on military action only “in...
  • Obama Embraces the Imperial Presidency

    08/28/2013 9:39:15 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 28, 2013 | John Fund
    Suddenly liberals are comfortable with monarchical war-making powers. British prime minister David Cameron has recalled Parliament from summer vacation for a special session on Thursday, where there will be “a clear government motion and vote on the United Kingdom’s response to chemical weapons attacks,” Cameron promised on Twitter. President Obama has a different view. The U.S. government’s Voice of America reports: “Pressed about calls for congressional authorization, White House spokesman Jay Carney Tuesday indicated the president believes consulting with congressional leaders is enough.” Oh my, how liberals have learned to love the imperial presidency they used to so scorn when...
  • What's Wrong with Going into Syria?

    08/28/2013 1:35:17 AM PDT · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 11 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Robert | Spencer
    American military intervention in Syria is likely to begin this week, and one thing we know amid the general confusion is that the objective is not to oust Bashar Assad: . .... How the Obama Administration plans to deal with Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons without challenging his grip on power is unclear, but then again, so is everything else about this misadventure. Epitomizing the muddle surrounding the likely attack on Syria was former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Blair is several months too late. Syria is already a breeding ground for “extremism.” The New York Times reported no...
  • Syria crisis: UK draws up contingency military plans

    08/27/2013 2:13:56 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 27 August 2013
    The UK is drawing up contingency plans for military action in response to the chemical weapons attack in Syria, Downing Street has said. David Cameron will also consider a recall of Parliament when he returns to No 10 later on Tuesday. MPs from all parties have demanded they be consulted before any move to support military action is taken. The suspected chemical attack took place on Wednesday near Damascus, and reportedly killed more than 300 people. Syrian rebels say the Assad government was responsible, but it blames rebel forces - saying footage of the attack was "fabricated". Mr Cameron is...
  • Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria [The Clown & Cameron Pretend to be Tough]

    08/25/2013 3:46:24 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 204 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 8/25/13 | Tim Ross and Ben Farmer
    Britain is planning to join forces with America and launch military action against Syria within days in response to the gas attack believed to have been carried out by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces against his own people.
  • “I sometimes struggle with some of the instructions”: My fight to be a good Christian, by Cameron

    08/08/2013 9:43:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 21:18 EST, 8 August 2013 | Daniel Martin and Nazia Parveen
    David Cameron yesterday confessed he found it a “little difficult” to follow Christ’s example and give all his possessions to the poor. Questioned about his religious beliefs, however, the Prime Minister described biblical teachings as “not a bad handbook” for life. …