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  • Britain has 12 months to save schools and NHS, David Cameron warns

    01/16/2011 6:36:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 1/16/11 | James Kirkup
    The Prime Minister will use his first major speech of the year to initiate a new debate on public service reform, while defending controversial Coalition policies on schools and the NHS, and paving the way for more far-reaching reforms. The coming year will be critical for the Coalition's public service reforms, beginning a process that will bring about the "complete modernisation" of public services including health, education and justice, the Prime Minister will say. [Snip] Without change, children will be poorly educated, patients badly treated in the NHS and public faith in law and order will be further eroded, he
  • Who does CNN call when birds fall from the sky? Kirk Cameron....

    CNN needing an expert on the Apocalypse naturally invited Kirk Cameron, born again Christian and star of the Left Behind series, onto Anderson Cooper 360 discuss the phenomenon. Some people thought this was kind of weird…including Kirk Cameron. Video on the link... Cameron: “Well, I first think that they ought to call a veterinarian, not me. You know, I’m not the religious conspiracy theorist go-to guy particularly. But I think it’s really kind of silly to try to equate birds falling out of the sky with some kind of an end-times theory.”
  • 'We let in some crazies'... David Cameron claimed Labour went soft on radical Muslims

    12/02/2010 8:30:35 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2nd December 2010
    David Cameron told the U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan that the Labour government 'let in some crazies', leaked diplomatic documents have revealed. In secret meetings before becoming Prime Minister, he promised the Americans he would toughen policy towards Pakistan. Mr Cameron and George Osborne met Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to diplomatic cables made public by WikiLeaks. The Conservatives also promised the U.S. before the election that they would be tougher on Pakistan - because unlike Labour they did not depend on votes from people with Pakistani connections.
  • Budget cuts in Britain lead to violent protests

    11/13/2010 2:29:25 AM PST · by Scanian · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | November 13, 2010 | Rick Moran
    David Cameron's Conservative coalition government took the bull by the horns last month and announced cuts of 82 billion pounds - a massive attack on the British welfare state. Predictably, the outcry from unions, and others affected has been something to behold. Time Magazine details the latest: "All the ingredients appear to be in place for a winter - and possibly even spring and summer - of unrest, as British students, workers and families start feeling the effects of the massive £82 billion ($148 billion) worth of cuts to public spending announced by the coalition government last month. There has...
  • EU Bill no guarantee say UKIP

    11/11/2010 5:02:32 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 1 replies
    UKIP.org ^ | Nov 11.2010 | Nigel Farage/and UKIP Staff Writer
    UKIP Leader Nigel Farage today reacted with disdain when he read the Government's draft EU Bill. "This piece of paper gives the country no protection at all," he said. "Only last weekend William Hague told us that there was no prospect of a referendum on Europe, despite this bill, because his Government would never sign Britain up to anything that would need one. "Now we learn that the Government reserves the right to decide what is, and what isn't a transfer of sovereignty, and even then it will take a vote in the House of Commons to offer a referendum....
  • Video: Canadian citizen...pretty opinionated about California green initiative

    10/28/2010 8:55:56 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair.com ^ | October 28, 2010 | by Allahpundit
    The One tried to warn us about shadowy foreigners interfering in our elections, didn’t he? And yet, we laughed at him. Who’s laughing now? I don’t know anything about the substance of the issue, though my inclination would be to assume Cameron’s full of it. But what’s interesting is that Cameron is a foreigner, a Canadian citizen, who withdrew his application for U.S. citizenship after Bush won reelection in 2004. So what business does he have telling Americans how to vote on anything? Do Americans appear in Canadian political ads? Good points, but this is a special case: (1) Cameron’s...
  • No U-turn over housing benefit: Cameron refuses to back down over cap amid 'social cleansing claims'

    10/27/2010 3:21:47 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 4:21 PM on 27th October 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    David Cameron today defended the Government's plans to limit housing benefit, saying it was not fair for working people to see their taxes used to fund homes 'they couldn't even dream of'. The Prime Minister dismissed reports there could be a climbdown over the proposals, telling Labour leader Ed Miliband: 'We are going forward with all the proposals we put in the spending review and in the Budget'.
  • David Cameron makes dash to West Midlands

    10/26/2010 5:01:31 AM PDT · by Ronbo1948 · 7 replies
    Birmingham Mail ^ | May 6, 2010 | by Jasbir Authi
    DAVID Cameron would look to ban groups like the English Defence League if he wins the general election, he said during his latest visit to the Midlands yesterday. The Conservative leader made his pledge as he met employees at West Midlands Ambulance Service Depot in Dudley, following the Bank Holiday demonstrations by the group in the town, in a final attempt to convince voters to swing to Tory. Mr Cameron said: “The EDL are terrible people, we would always keep these groups under review and if we needed to ban them, we would ban them or any groups which incite...
  • Slashing the state

    10/22/2010 3:16:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 21, 2010 | SALLY McNAMARA
    Britain's Conservative- led government inherited one of Europe's most debt-ridden economies. On Wednesday, Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne unveiled their plan to put the nation's fiscal "flat" in order. Their Comprehensive Spending Review pledges to eliminate Britain's structural deficit in this Parliament's lifetime. Unlike the French now rioting in the streets of Paris, the Brits are taking their fiscal medicine stoically. The CSR announces $127 billion (81 billion pounds) in cuts -- enough to slash government spending by nearly a fifth. With a few exceptions, the CSR represents a largely conservative agenda -- lowering government spending, cutting...
  • Actor Kirk Cameron documentary focuses on God's role in U.S.

    09/28/2010 8:22:51 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 20 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 9/28/10 | KATE SHELLNUTT
    It's been more than two decades since Kirk Cameron, the teen heartthrob, became Kirk Cameron, the Christian actor. Cameron's conversion changed how he famously played Mike Seaver on Growing Pains and altered the path of his career, leading him to roles in faith-based films such as Left Behind and Fireproof, and his Christian TV program, The Way of the Master. During his 20-some years as a believer, evangelicalism in America has grown more politicized and skeptics have grown more vocal. Cameron, who will be speaking in Houston on Oct. 1, now finds himself called to point the country back to...
  • Britain’s Dwindling Defense Budget

    09/24/2010 2:03:31 PM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies
    Commentary ^ | 9/24/2010 | Max Boot
    American officials are right to be concerned about the further evisceration of British defense capabilities that is apparently planned by the Tory-Liberal Democratic coalition government. Britain has already seen the size of its armed forces shrivel since the end of the Cold War, but Prime Minister David Cameron and Defense Minister Liam Fox apparently have more cuts in the works, expected to be in the range of 10 to 20 percent. Defense spending as a percentage of GDP, already far below the U.S. level, is likely to fall under 2 percent, putting Britain in the same league as Italy, Spain,...
  • Report: Director James Cameron calls climate change skeptics ‘swine’

    08/23/2010 12:12:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 99 replies · 1+ views
    Report: Director James Cameron calls climate change skeptics ‘swine’ By Ben Geman - 08/23/10 01:36 PM ET James Cameron, director of the eco-tinged smash film Avatar, on Sunday called global warming skeptics “swine” at a renewable energy conference in Aspen, Colo., according to a news report. “I think they're swine,” he said at the American Renewable Energy Day Summit, the Aspen Times reported. Here’s more from their story about Cameron's appearance at the conference: [...] Cameron and a host of other climate-change activists said there needs to be a broad educational campaign, one aimed at convincing voters and politicians that...
  • David Cameron's ancestors helped suppress Indian mutiny

    08/08/2010 3:20:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | Published: 11:50PM BST 01 Aug 2010 | Heidi Blake
    SNIPPET: "Just days after the Prime Minister won praise for his first visit to the subcontinent, it was disclosed that Mr Cameron’s great-great-grandfather was a British cavalryman who fought the Indians more than 150 years ago."
  • Weep For Britain: 1940 This is Not!

    07/28/2010 10:12:17 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 8 replies · 3+ views
    Spectator ^ | Melanie Phillips
    David Cameron, Britain's new PM, is a clueless Islamist appeasing moonbat! Melanie Phillips hits the nail on the head. A brief excerpt: "Declaring himself a fervent supporter of Turkey’s bid to join the EU, Cameron declared that those who opposed this bid fell into one of three categories: 'protectionists; those who believed wrongly in a ‘clash of civilisations’ between east and west, whereas in fact Turkey can be a great unifier, because instead of choosing between East and West, Turkey has chosen both; or those who wilfully misunderstand Islam because they ... see no difference between real Islam and the...
  • David Cameron urges European Union to drop 'prejudice' against Turkey

    07/27/2010 6:02:12 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 20 replies · 2+ views
    egraph.co.uk ^ | 072710 | Rosa Prince
    David Cameron: "Together, I want us to pave the road from Ankara to Brussels." He will claim that those who seek to block the incorporation of a Muslim nation into the 27-member EU are misguided and prejudiced. His words are likely to be construed as criticism of France and Germany, which both oppose the country's membership.
  • Caption Fun: What did Obama Say To David Cameron?

    07/22/2010 8:31:25 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies · 2+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-22-2010 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Here are my captions, leave a comment below with yours. The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit www.thelookingspoon.com to see more posts and art
  • British Prime Minister Cameron takes British Airway airline to U.S.. Obamas dog gets a private jet.

    07/22/2010 5:10:05 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 5 replies
    Bloomberg Business Week ^ | 7/21/2010 | self/Bloomberg
    Has anyone put these two news stories together yet? I thought that this country is no better than any other country. July 22 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. politicians may dream of one day sinking into the presidential bed aboard Air Force One. David Cameron, returning last night from his first trip to the U.S. as British prime minister, took a business-class seat on board a scheduled British Airways flight. http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-07-21/pinching-pennies-u-k-s-cameron-goes-commercial-on-u-s-trip.html Meanwhile----- Obama's dog gets a private jet. Just Plane Crazy: Obama’s Dog Flies to Vacation on Separate Jet (By Doug Powers • July 17, 2010 02:26 PM) Not enough room on...
  • England's Revenge?

    07/21/2010 6:49:46 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 07-21-10 | Stoutcat
    Hoo boy, times sure have changed, haven’t they? Time was, when heads of state went to visit each other, they presented each other with meaningful and symbolic gifts, embodying not just the bounty and artistic abilities of the country bestowing the gifts, but also the importance and significance of the relationship between the visiting countries and their leaders. Possibly the best known gift of this type is the Resolute desk, a gift from Queen Victoria to President Hayes in 1880... Possibly the best known failure of this type of gift was President Obama’s gifts in kind to PM Brown... Which...
  • David Cameron launches Tories' 'big society' plan

    07/19/2010 6:56:08 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 14 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 07/19/2010 | Staff
    David Cameron has launched his "big society" drive to empower communities, describing it as his "great passion".. In a speech in Liverpool, the prime minister said groups should be able to run post offices, libraries, transport services and shape housing projects. Also announcing plans to use dormant bank accounts to fund projects, Mr Cameron said the concept would be a "big advance for people power". -snip- As well as encouraging greater volunteering and philanthropy, Mr Cameron confirmed plans to use funds stuck in dormant bank and building society accounts to enable "some of the most dynamic" charities, social enterprises and...
  • Cameron urges G8 to follow Britain's 'unavoidable' cuts as he faces off against Obama at summit

    06/27/2010 3:16:01 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 28 replies
    dailymail ^ | Today
    The Prime Minister last night defiantly rejected U.S. criticism of the decision of Britain to tackle deficits with massive cuts and tax rises. David Cameron heightened tensions with President Barack Obama over spending cuts by calling for all major economies to take 'unavoidable' belt-tightening steps as quickly as possible. As the pair prepared to meet for the first time on the world stage, the Prime Minister went out of his way to point out that Britain had demonstrated with this week's emergency Budget that 'we will start to live within our means' He said all G20 countries had to 'start...
  • EU to ban selling eggs by the dozen: EU to ban selling eggs by the dozen: Must buy by kilo

    06/26/2010 4:35:02 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 101 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6-26-10 | Christopher Leake
    British shoppers are to be banned from buying eggs by the dozen under new regulations approved by the European Parliament. For the first time, eggs and ­other products such as oranges and bread rolls will be sold by weight instead of by the number contained in a packet. Until now, Britain has been exempt from EU regulations that forbid the selling of goods by number. But last week MEPs voted to end Britain’s deal despite objections from UK members. The new rules will mean that instead of packaging telling shoppers a box contains six eggs, it will show the weight...
  • President Acorn: "Europe Broke as a Joke. Spend to Mend"

    06/19/2010 8:33:56 AM PDT · by Texas Peartree · 5 replies · 179+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | June19, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    How bad is America's fiscal policy? Pretty bad. Even the drunk-sailors of Europe are lecturing us on the need for greater fiscal probity. The Europeans! Last time I checked, most European countries were allowing public sector employees to retire with full salary at 50, importing jihadis so that they could be put on welfare and paying farmers massive subsidies that force farmers in the Third World to starve to death. And yet the Europeans are right. . . Here we are in 2010. The UK is led by Prime Minister David Cameron, who speaks openly about the next few decades...
  • Reinfeldt and Cameron call for EU deficit action

    06/17/2010 12:00:48 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 3 replies · 177+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 06/17/2010 | Peter Vinthagen Simpson
    Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has joined forces with UK Prime Minister David Cameron to call for "less talk and more action" to ensure that Europe tackles its economic crisis as EU premiers head to Brussels for crisis talks. In an opinion article in the UK Financial Times on Thursday, Reinfeldt and Cameron lay out "four clear steps" which they argue are needed to ensure that Europe "thrives and prospers". "First we need to get a grip on our debts," the pair write, underlining that as "Sweden has been living within its means it is one of the member states...
  • Oil spill: David Cameron confronts Barack Obama in battle to protect BP

    06/17/2010 2:02:24 AM PDT · by jerry557 · 17 replies · 631+ views
    telegraph ^ | 04/16/10 | James Kirkup
    David Cameron has made an appeal on behalf of BP's British investors as it was forced to suspend dividend payments over its US oil spill. The Prime Minister called for the company to be protected from excessive compensation claims as President Barack Obama made it agree to potentially unlimited damages. BP provisionally agreed the biggest compensation payment in corporate history, setting up a fund worth at least £13.5 billion to cover the damage caused by its leaking oil pipe in the Gulf of Mexico. But the US president last night made it clear that BP's payments could be just the...
  • Obama discusses BP oil spill, makes World Cup wager with new British Prime Minister Cameron

    06/13/2010 6:46:01 AM PDT · by Dinah Lord · 8 replies · 428+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 13, 2010 | Lynn Sweet
    The President and British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke today by telephone in their first substantive conversation since the President's congratulatory call on May 22, 2010. The President looks forward to seeing Cameron in Canada later this month and in Washington on July 20. The President affirmed his deep commitment to the special and historic relationship between our two countries. The President thanked the Prime Minister for his commitment to lead on the broad range of issues on our shared agenda. The two leaders discussed Afghanistan, including the Prime Minister's recent visit, and they reaffirmed their firm commitment to NATO's...
  • Obama tells Britain no hard feelings over spill

    06/12/2010 12:21:18 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 26 replies · 761+ views
    LONDON – President Barack Obama reassured Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday that his frustration over the mammoth oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is not an attack on Britain as the two leaders tried to soothe trans-Atlantic tensions over the disaster. Cameron's Downing St. office said the two leaders held a "warm and constructive" telephone conversation for more than 30 minutes.
  • Top tory Tebbit slams 'anti-BP' Obama

    06/10/2010 11:33:38 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 8 replies · 510+ views
    This Is Money ^ | 10 June 2010, 9:10am | By Jason Groves and David Gardner
    Lord Tebbit has hit out at Barack Obama's anti-BP rhetoric, calling it 'despicable' and adding to pressure on David Cameron to intervene. The Prime Minister is facing growing calls to defend the British-based multinational amid claims it is being made a scapegoat for the US oil spill. Lord Tebbit, a former trade secretary, suggested the President was attacking BP to distract from his administration's impotence. Writing on his website, he said Mr Obama's attitude was explicable but 'despicable'. He went on: 'The whole might of American wealth and technology is displayed as utterly unable to deal with the disastrous spill...
  • Lord Tebbit and Boris Johnson attack Barack Obama's 'anti-British' rhetoric...

    06/10/2010 2:34:06 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 16 replies · 215+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10th June 2010 | Jason Groves and David Gardner
    Boris Johnson and Lord Tebbit have hit out at Barack Obama’s anti-BP rhetoric, adding to pressure on David Cameron to intervene. The Prime Minister is facing growing calls to defend the British-based multinational against increasingly outspoken attacks by the U.S. President over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The London Mayor said BP was paying 'a very,very heavy price' for what had been an accident, and pointed out that UK pension funds had a 'huge exposure' to BP. And Lord Tebbit, a former trade and industry secretary, suggested the U.S. President was attacking BP to distract from his...
  • Cameron Backs Up on BP

    06/10/2010 11:31:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 484+ views
    politico ^ | 6/10/10 | PATRICK GAVIN
    Filmmaker James Cameron garnered some headlines recently when he called BP "morons" for their handling of the Gulf oil spill (Cameron was asked to offer advice on how to fix the problem). "Over the last few weeks I've watched as we all have with growing sort of horror and heartache watching what's happening in the Gulf and thinking, those morons don't know what they're doing," Cameron said last week. Now, Cameron is clarifying his remarks, telling CNN's Larry King that his words were "taken out of context."
  • The Iron Lady returns to No. 10

    06/08/2010 12:30:44 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 26 replies · 52+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 8, 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Baroness Thatcher was welcomed back to 10 Downing Street today for an historic private meeting with the Prime Minister. David Cameron came to the door of Number 10 to welcome Lady Thatcher and helped the visibly frail former premier from her limousine. The 84-year-old 'Iron Lady' waved to waiting photographers but made no comment as she entered the address from which she led the UK between 1979 and 1990.
  • Will David Cameron ever kick Barack Obama's ass?

    06/08/2010 7:58:33 AM PDT · by Vide · 18 replies · 84+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 6/8/10 | Will Heaven
    Barack Obama is talking to experts about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill because he wants to know “whose ass to kick”, according to the latest reports. But judging by the US President’s previous remarks, it’s plain he has made his mind up already – step forward (or bend over) Tony Hayward, the smirking, cherub-faced CEO of BP. ... And yet, what can David Cameron – or the Foreign Office – really do about it? We know from Toby Harnden that Barack Obama has recently been deserted by his supporters on the American Left. It is understandable, then, that he...
  • Cameron Says Offer to Help Stop Oil Leak Spurned By BP "Morons"

    06/03/2010 6:50:34 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 125 replies · 2,306+ views
    NBC5 Chicago ^ | Jun 3, 2010 | GREG WILSON
    Cameron Says Offer to Help Stop Oil Leak Spurned By BP "Morons" Acclaimed director says he has worked with robots and subs at much greater depths than Gulf well By GREG WILSON Updated 6:17 AM CDT, Thu, Jun 3, 2010 Mark Fellman Blockbuster king James Cameron's offer to help BP stem the flow of oil from a leaking Gulf of Mexico well was spurned by the oil giant, even though the director says he knows his way around the ocean's depths. "Over the last few weeks I've watched, as we all have, with growing horror and heartache, watching what's happening...
  • Now Michael Caine joins tax revolt: Cameron's celebrity backer warns of exodus..

    05/28/2010 7:07:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies · 470+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | May 28, 2010 | Nicola Boden
    Sir Michael Caine has joined the growing revolt over the new coalition's plans to hike taxes, insisting it will encourage the wealthy and top companies to quit Britain. Sir Michael, a tax exile for eight years in the 70s after income tax hit 82 per cent - claimed major increases would encourage people to leave the country like he did. The star of Zulu, Alfie and The Italian Job, who supported David Cameron during the election campaign, insisted taxes had to be 'economic and not become emotional'. 'I left the country for eight years when tax was put up to...
  • Time To Rein In Government Pay

    05/20/2010 8:02:31 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies · 304+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 20, 2010 | Editorial staff
    David Cameron, Britain's new prime minister, announced a "radical, reforming" agenda Thursday that arguably points to the central issue of the financial crisis: What to do about ineffective, avaricious, ever-expansive government. American legislators could learn a thing or two from Cameron's plan. It includes partially privatizing the postal system, a "breaking open of the state monopoly" of the school system and, most importantly, ending what the Conservative leader calls the "apartheid" of public-sector employee pensions. United Kingdom public employees' cushy retirement benefits officially cost about $22 billion annually, but the Financial Times puts the real cost at about $44 billion,...
  • David Cameron: second home owners deserve higher taxes

    05/18/2010 7:13:33 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies · 638+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | May 17, 2010 | Rosa Prince
    The Prime Minister suggested that second homes deserved to be hit by increased capital gains taxes because such properties were not ''splendid'' for the economy. Mr Cameron also confirmed he had been forced to ditch a number of Conservative policies to enlist the Liberal Democrats in a coalition Government, and conceded that he would lose some traditional Tory supporters as a result. He defended the change in policy, which is expected to see capital gains tax (CGT) for second-home owners and shareholders rise from 18 per cent towards 40 or even 50 per cent. It is designed to pay for...
  • Man Sentenced To 235 Years For Making Child Porn

    05/17/2010 4:07:24 PM PDT · by digger48 · 12 replies · 501+ views
    KOKOMO, Ind. -- A Kokomo man who produced child pornography involving seven different girls over at least two years was sentenced on Monday. David Metzger, 53, who pleaded guilty to 15 counts of producing and one count of possessing child pornography, was sentenced to 235 years in prison. "This is an incapacitating sentence for another pre-teen producer," said U.S. Attorney Morrison. "This offender will victimize no additional children." Obama Urges Homeowners to Refinance Take Advantage of Government Refinance Programs Now and Save. Explore Now...Leadership & Negotiation Notre Dame Management Training Certificates Online Explore Now... Investigators said the girls involved were...
  • David Cameron Declares War On Public Sector Pay [Cameron "Horrified" At Labour Spending Decisions]

    05/16/2010 4:26:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies · 541+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | May 16th 2010 | By Rosa Prince
    David Cameron Declares War On Public Sector Pay David Cameron has vowed to crack down on "crazy" bonuses paid to civil servants as the new Government seeks to reduce the costs of the bloated public sector. By Rosa Prince 16 May 2010 Out of control hand-outs, which this year will be paid to three-quarters of senior civil servants, are to be restricted to high performers. Under the terms of Whitehall contracts signed by Labour ministers at the height of the recession, bonus payments can not be cancelled by the incoming Government. In future, however, windfalls across the public sector will...
  • UK: [PM] David Cameron declares war on public sector pay

    05/16/2010 2:36:02 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies · 624+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/16/2010 | Rosa Prince
    David Cameron has vowed to crack down on "crazy" bonuses paid to civil servants as the new Government seeks to reduce the costs of the bloated public sector. Out of control hand-outs, which this year will be paid to three-quarters of senior civil servants, are to be restricted to high performers. Under the terms of Whitehall contracts signed by Labour ministers at the height of the recession, bonus payments can not be cancelled by the incoming Government. In future, however, windfalls across the public sector will be restricted to employees who have performed “exceptionally well,” with only the top 25...
  • Tories ditched policies as fast as they listed them: 'Cameron wanted to bury party Right,'

    05/16/2010 6:20:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies · 508+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | May 16, 2010 | Simon Walters and Brendan
    David Cameron used the coalition talks with Nick Clegg as an excuse to ditch ‘daft’ Tory policies he secretly wanted to get rid of all along - such as scrapping inheritance tax and getting rid of his pledge to rip up the Human Rights Act, it was claimed last night. The leader of Mr Clegg’s negotiating team, new Scottish Secretary Danny Alexander, said his Conservative counterparts, led by William Hague and George Osborne, produced a list of Mr Cameron’s manifesto pledges and invited the Lib Dems to strike them out.
  • What's So Special?--Can this relationship be saved? (Britain)

    05/15/2010 3:42:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies · 848+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 24, 2010 | Fred Barnes
    Less than an hour after David Cameron became British prime minister last week, he got a congratulatory phone call from President Obama. That was merely a courtesy. What the president said was not. “As I told the prime minister,” the president said in a statement later, “the United States has no closer friend and ally than the United Kingdom, and I reiterated my deep and personal commitment to the special relationship between our two countries, a bond that has endured for generations and across party lines.” Given Obama’s role in tearing down the once formidable partnership between the United States...
  • Let the losers recuperate

    05/13/2010 8:21:17 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 1 replies · 266+ views
    The Pioneer of India ^ | 14 May, 2010 | Premen Addy
    Britain went to bed last Tuesday digesting the news of a Conservative-Liberal Democratic coalition Government, the first of its type since World War II. The compact was sealed and delivered by the two party leaders, Mr David Cameron for the Tories and Mr Nick Clegg for the Lib-Dems. This is new territory for a country unaccustomed to such coalitions; on the Continent such arrangements have been par for the course as long as one can remember, based as they were, and are, on a proportional electoral system. True, the British first-past-the-post exercise was less democratic, but it guaranteed political stability....
  • Why This UK Right Winger Supports The Coalition

    05/13/2010 3:30:36 PM PDT · by sussex · 7 replies · 229+ views
    The Aged P. com ^ | 13/05/10 | The Aged P
    There will have to be some very tough spending and taxing decisions made over the next few months. By sharing this burden with the Liberal Democrats Cameron has appeared to be placing the national interest above party considerations. It might, of course, all end in tears and confusion. But if it succeeds it might well produce a sea change in UK politics that could marginalise the Labour Party and the left leaning cultural elite for a very long time.
  • Cameron coalition Cabinet meets to get Britain back on track (VAT hike to 20%)

    05/13/2010 8:22:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies · 407+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | May 13, 2010 | Nicola Boden
    The new Government today started to get to grips with the vast black hole in public finances after David Cameron and Nick Clegg held the first coalition Cabinet meeting. Health Secretary Andrew Lansley gave an early warning that the NHS would not be exempt from efficiency savings and pay cuts despite a commitment to increase funding every year in real terms. Economists also believe George Osborne will have to hike VAT from 17.5 per cent to 20 per cent as he battles to pay down the colossal £167billion deficit. And in the first move to slash spending in Westminster, Mr...
  • UK’s New 1st Family Special Ties w/ America’s Next 1st Family (The Palins)

    05/12/2010 1:22:23 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 9 replies · 540+ views
    Citizen Palin 4 President ^ | Clifford F. Thies
    David and Samantha Cameron, like Todd and Sarah Palin, embody the center-right belief in family and other forms of voluntary community, as well as in individual freedom and responsibility, in their families. The first child of the Camerons, like the fifth child of the Palins, was special. etc....
  • David Cameron's coalition government sets to work (news details re coalition deal)

    05/11/2010 9:57:07 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 5 replies · 405+ views
    Meanwhile, details have been emerging from Conservative sources about the new government's programme, including: There will be a "significant acceleration" of efforts to reduce the budget deficit - including £6bn of spending reductions this year. An emergency Budget will take place within 50 days Plans for five-year, fixed-term parliaments, meaning the next election would not take place until May 2015 The Lib Dems have agreed to drop plans for a "mansion tax" on properties costing more than £2m, while the Conservatives have ditched their pledge to raise the inheritance tax threshold to £1m The new administration will scrap part of...
  • Green Theme Denies Tories A Bigger Win

    05/11/2010 4:49:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 240+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 11, 2010 | PETER FERRARA
    So David Cameron turned out to be no Maggie Thatcher after all. Seven months ago, the Tories were up 19 points in the polls. After the first debate a couple of weeks ago, that lead had dwindled to 2. In the election last Thursday, they managed a 7-point plurality, but with 305 seats they are still 21 short of a majority. Even together, Labour and the Liberal Democrats themselves are still short of a majority, with 315 seats. The political context for all this was similar to what America suffers today. The Brits had labored for years under a left-wing...
  • Britain's David Cameron becomes PM; Brown out

    05/11/2010 2:29:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 921+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/11/10 | David Stringer - ap
    LONDON – Conservative leader David Cameron became Britain's youngest prime minister in almost 200 years Tuesday after Gordon Brown stepped down and ended 13 years of Labour government. Cameron said he aims to form a full coalition government with the third-place Liberal Democrats after his Conservative Party won the most seats but did not get a majority in Britain national election last week. The 43-year-old leader said it would be "hard and difficult work" to govern as a coalition but added that Britain had serious economic issues to tackle. Cameron visited Buckingham Palace and was asked to form a government...
  • David Cameron Is UK's New Prime Minister

    05/11/2010 3:22:15 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies · 679+ views
    Sky News ^ | 5-11-10
    Tory leader David Cameron has entered Number 10 Downing Street as Prime Minister for the first time - and said: "This is going to be hard and difficult work." To view this content you need Flash and Javascript enabled in your browser. He told the waiting media: "On behalf of the whole country I would like to pay tribute to the outgoing Prime Minister for his long record of dedicated public service." And he added: "I aim to form a proper and full coalition between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats." US President Barack Obama is thought to have already...
  • David Cameron is the new Prime Minister

    05/11/2010 12:53:29 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 108 replies · 4,135+ views
    David Cameron is the new Prime Minister The Conservative leader has left Buckingham Palace amidst uncertainty about the shape of his coalition with the Lib Dems.
  • Cameron Becomes U.K. Prime Minister

    05/11/2010 1:06:43 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 19 replies · 799+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 05-11-10 | ALISTAIR MACDONALD And LAURENCE NORMAN
    LONDON -- Conservative Party leader David Cameron completed a tortuous roundabout journey to become Britain's prime minister, even as he sought to clinch a fragile power-sharing deal with the country's No. 3 political party in the wake of last week's inconclusive election. Five frenetic days after a general election that resulted in a so-called "hung parliament" —in which no party holds a majority— Mr. Cameron's Tories were on the verge of a power-sharing deal with the Liberal Democrat party headed by Nick Clegg. The 43-year-old Mr. Cameron became prime minister after the incumbent, Labour Party leader Gordon Brown, abandoned his...