What was he thinking? The UK, with or without Scotland and Northern Ireland, is leaving the EU, but first it has to slog through two harrowing years extricating itself from its most important market (44% of all of the UK’s … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Four Things We Learned From Brexit
By voting for Brexit, the UK has “opted for a form of ritual suicide, but one which will destroy others in its wake, fundamentally undermining the EU, the most progressive political project in history.” The post Brexit vote fundamentally undermines Bri… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Brexit vote fundamentally undermines Britain and the EU
The Panama Papers starkly revealed that Britain’s Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies have become the venues of choice for the anonymous corporations that facilitate tax evasion, organised crime, and terrorist financing. Indeed, more than half … . . . → Read More: Akaash Maharaj – Practical Idealism: Huffington Post: An Open Letter from the World’s MPs to David Cameron
The Panama Papers starkly revealed that Britain’s Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies have become the venues of choice for the anonymous corporations that facilitate tax evasion, organised crime, and terrorist financing. Indeed, more than ha… . . . → Read More: Akaash Maharaj – Practical Idealism: An Open Letter from the World’s MPs to David Cameron
“There is no economic justification for allowing the continuation of tax havens,” 300 economists told world leaders ahead of the Anti-Corruption Summit, hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron in London on Thursday. The post Tax havens have no econom… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Tax havens have no economic justification, 300 economists tell world leaders
Well as I'm sure you know, they say you can't trust a Con as far as you can see, or spit. For they lie and cheat to win elections, and nothing they do is quite what it appears to be.Now take a good look at that photo of the David Cameron, the British Prime Minister who is inflicting untold misery on the poor people of that country.And then take a look at this one.Read more »
As you know I like to portray Stephen Harper and his Cons as pigs, with big snouts and pointy ears.
Not because I have anything against pigs, who are smart and gentle animals.
But only because like pigs, Cons like to congregate at the trough, and roll in the mud, and squeal in a most unseemly fashion.
However I must admit that this Con pig story has left me shocked and shaken, and squealing in horror myself !!!Read more »
Big news this week for the Harper campaign watchers—uber political strategist Lynton Crosby joined the Harper campaign team. Why this is news now and not when Crosby started working with the Harper team in March is a mystery, but never mind.
Mr Crosby has a stellar record. He brought John Howard, the former Australian prime minister, to power in 1996, 1998, 2001 and 2004. He made Boris Johnson the mayor of London in 2008 and 2012 and he swept David Cameron back into power after Cameron’s re-election campaign faltered in the spring of 2015.
And now he’s working with Stephen (Read more…)
This and that for your Thursday reading.
- Brendan O’Neill writes that the UK Cons are following in Stephen Harper’s footsteps by pushing the concept of thought policing. And George Monbiot rightly criticizes the gross inflation of supposed terror threats and simultaneous neglect of far more serious risks: A global survey published last week by the Pew Research Centre found that while the people of North America, Britain, Australia, Japan, France and Germany see Isis as the greatest threat they face, most of the countries surveyed in poorer parts of the world – Africa, Latin America and Asia – place (Read more…)
It couldn't be a worse nightmare. David Cameron's Conservatives have a majority and are preparing to carve up what's left of Britain's welfare state.They are planning to make massive cuts to welfare payments for the poor and the disabled, continue their privatization of that country's medicare system, and scrap the human rights act.But while I feel very sorry for those who will suffer from the bestiality of the British Cons, my consolation is that Scotland is now a progressive bastion.Read more »
This is how a politically disgruntled Brit is dealing with his frustration over the Tories.
Anyone in Canada up for a little creative protest? Recommend this Post
What good is a majority if it lands you in a minefield? Conservative prime minister David Cameron finds himself in that predicament after last week’s elections handed him a very slim majority.
He’s looking to slash about 12-billion quid from his country’s welfare budget. His “red meat” backbench are spoiling for a tussle with the European Union. And the other big winner, Scotland’s SNP, will pose a constant threat of stripping the “United” from United Kingdom.
From the Washington Post:
After unexpected political charisma and cunning propelled him to another term as Britain’s prime minister, David Cameron will now (Read more…)
In the lead-up the May 7 British election, Prime Minister David Cameron, I guess, thought it was time to masquerade as ‘one of the people.’ He was photographed at a barbecue eating a hot dog:
His mode of consumption elicited a flurry of responses from some Twitter wags: Hahhaa, David Cameron eating a hot dog with a knife and fork. Silver service only for the privileged!” was typical of the comments on Twitter Tuesday, 30 days ahead of Britain’s general election.
“What kind of monster eats a hot dog with a knife and fork?” asked another.
Cameron (Read more…)
Making sense of Britain’s prime minister, David Cameron, was never easier. It’s all thanks to his revelation that Kim Kardashian is his 13th cousin. Suddenly it all falls into place.
The Gladiators prepare …
Prime Minister Cameron, facing requests for three televised debates before the May election, is dodging and weaving, having calculated that he has more to lose than to gain by debating three or more other opponents.
Voters tend to favour him over his main contender, who is fighting low expectations, as this extract from the January 17 edition of The Economist describes: Mr Cameron’s foot-dragging is indeed self-interested. Voters tend to favour him as prime minister over Mr Milibrand by a factor of two to one. As Philip Cowley, a political scientist at Nottingham University, has put it, (Read more…)
David Cameron is adding his voice to the chorus warning that we’re nearing the brink of another global economic meltdown. The British prime minister, whose failed austerity programmes have done so much to bring Britain low, penned a lament for The Guardian following the G20 summit.
Cameron generously pats himself on the back and proclaims that what Britain needs now is more Cameron than ever.
As I met world leaders at the G20 in Brisbane, the problems were plain to see. The eurozone is teetering on the brink of a possible third recession, with high unemployment, falling growth and the real (Read more…)
Poloz’s prescription for unemployed youth: Work for free
The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Nov. 04 2014, 12:40 PM EST
Last updated Tuesday, Nov. 04 2014, 7:03 PM EST
Anyone familiar with British politics has heard it all before..the government of Cameron, right wing nutjob with an unspeakable ‘coalition’ of Lib-Dems (sorta like our BC Socred-Libs) forced those without jobs to work for nothing in dead-end companies to get any sort of financial government help..not enough to live on or pay rent..sound familiar?
All these half- baked regressive policies are leftovers (Read more…)
This and that for your Sunday reading.
- Will Hutton rightly slams David Cameron for his antisocial view of taxes and public institutions – which should of course sound all too familiar in Canada: Believe the prime minister and it is morality, rather than economics, which requires him to cut taxes. In an important article in the Times last week that was factually incorrect, philosophically incoherent and economically bonkers, David Cameron set out the Tory credo. He was wrong on all counts. Trying to argue why every reader should vote Conservative, he instead revealed the darkness of the blind alley (Read more…)
According to The Guardian, late polls show Scotland will stay in the United Kingdom. As Scots went to cast their ballots the No side was up six points, 53 to 47 for the Yes secessionists.
Assuming those numbers hold, the onus is going to fall very heavily on London to come through with its 11th-hour promises of a new deal for the Scottish people.
Already Cameron is facing a rebellion in his caucus over what are seen as giveaways to the north that will have to be paid for by the south.
“Writing in the Wiltshire Gazette and Herald, (Read more…)
Well there he was today, David Cameron, the leader of Britain's savage Con regime.The Prime Minister who has inflicted the most pain on the British people since the bestial Margaret Thatcher.Trying to bully the Scottish people into voting NO by threatening them with a "painful divorce." Read more »
A very strange Oped piece appeared in the Globe and Mail on the weekend, written by none other than Stephen Harper. It was a follow up to a government announcement that we would be giving the Ukrainian military another 220 million dollars, on top of the 300 million already provided, to assist in their battle with rebel forces.
It reads like a typical propaganda piece, laying all of the blame on Russia’s doorstep, for the horrific downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, that killed 298 innocent civilians.
Had this appeared under a different byline, it would simply reflect the views (Read more…)
I try to keep up with politics everywhere so follow political junkies from several different countries.
What I’ve discovered, in this mostly conservative sphere, is that the top news stories, no matter where they originate, are eerily similar. In fact, I often have to rely on the media source to assign it to a nation.
One headline that’s popping up everywhere, contains the phrase “million jobs”.
In the last Ontario election, Conservative candidate Tim Hudak, gave the term a life of its own, when he presented his Million Jobs plan, worked out on an abacus that was missing a (Read more…)
David Cameron and the Spitzenkandidaten
Remember The Cullen Plan for pre-election electoral cooperation between the NDP and Liberals? He advocated a deal which enabled one candidate to run against the sitting Conservative MP, rather than splitting the vote and letting the Tory win, which is the reason Harper is in power right now. In the election of the European Parliament held yesterday, we saw a somewhat similar electoral cooperation pact between certain parties, resulting in what is called the selection of Spitzenkandidaten, to maximize the chances that groups of parties with similar policies will have a better chance of having (Read more…)
One of the highlights of the British parliamentary debate on Syria was the rousing speech delivered by Respect Party MP for Bradford West, George Galloway. He delivered with trademark conviction and elan, stating his opposition to any British involvement in an attack on Syria.
This is part of what Galloway had to say:
It is absolutely evident that if it was not for the democratic revolt that has been underway in this House of Commons and outside in the wider public against this war, that the engines in Cyprus would now be revving and the cruise missiles ready to fly (Read more…)