Tag Archive | David Cameron

How to make Britain ‘more like Switzerland’

Back in December 2011 David Cameron used Britain’s EU veto and caused a lot of ill feeling with its EU partners for the sake of placating the ultra-right wing Eurosceptic part of his party. This was welcomed by the Eurosceptics, and one of them, Mark Reckless said on BBC Radio 4’s Today program “Now we can […]

Lies, damn lies, but no Statistics

As someone who lives in a country in which proportional representation and coalition governments have brought stability, prosperity and common sense to politics for the last fifty years, I find the American-style partisanship of the UK AV Referendum rather sad. Worst of all is the group that are using lies, damn lies, but no statistics […]

After the debate, who’s the People’s Champion?

Thursday, 15th April 2010 will go down in history as the first day British Politics opened up to real public scrutiny with the very first of three Prime Ministerial TV debates. Who was the winner? Was it the incumbent Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and his party of power for the last 13 years? Was it perhaps […]

The Conservatives Fiddle while the world burns

George Osborn, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, spoke today at the Tory Party Conference. Falsely. He said a lot of things that on closer study are weasel words that do not mean what they lead you to believe you think they mean, and which you want them to mean. In other words, it was a […]

Politics is all rubbish these days

Imagine your local authority stopping collecting rubbish because the landfill was full. This isn’t some nightmare scenario, in many parts of the country it’s a matter of a dozen or two months away, while in Naples in Italy it’s actually happening right now . Due to mismanagement and “brushing the dirt under the carpet” so […]