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David Cameron

Syria: Brits Out For Now

August 29, 2013

Britain’s Parliament defeated Prime Minister David Cameron’s plan to join a potential Obama-Wants-to-Save-Face Bombing Escapade US military strike on Syria by a vote of 282 to 217.  Although the vote was not binding Cameron got the hint, implying that he’d abide by the will of the parliament. Soon Obama’s sentimental legislature, the UN Security Council, [...]

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Romney’s Hiccups in London

July 26, 2012

While presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney tours a number of countries over the next few weeks, he’s currently in London for tomorrow night’s 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies.  In the meantime, he met with Prime Minister David Cameron and others to talk about the games, etc., which offered a small moment of tension — Romney [...]

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Multiculturalism’s Failure in Europe

February 13, 2011

Sociologist Neil Howe observed in 1997 that we in America get the feeling sometimes that “millions of self-actualized persons don’t add up to an actualized society,” that the fractious niche-making of multiculturalism may do more to divide us than unite us.  Celebrate diversity — fine.  But at what point does our diversity become a liability?  [...]

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America’s Role in Lockerbie Bomber’s Release

July 26, 2010

The Dem’s insatiable appetite to drive a political point home inadvertently may have gone too far.  In the wake of the BP Gulf Oil Spill, Democrats wanted to pound the demonization of BP by investigating further, looking into a potential link between BP and the 2009 release of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the man charged, tried [...]

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Prime Minister David Cameron

May 12, 2010

David Cameron became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom yesterday after being asked by Queen Elizabeth II to form a government.  He is the first Conservative Prime Minister in 13 years and the youngest Prime Minister in two centuries.  Cameron replacing Gordon Brown is undoubtedly welcome news and although most small “c” conservatives are in [...]

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Gordon Brown Resigns

May 11, 2010

Well that was fast.  Gordon Brown is at Buckingham Palace at this very moment to resign as Prime Minister.  David Cameron will meet with the Queen and be appointed Prime Minster shortly after Brown exits stage left.

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Gordon Brown’s Hours as Prime Minister Are Numbered

May 11, 2010

Gordon Brown announced yesterday that he would step down as Prime Minister and as leader of the Labour Party by the Labour Party conference in August.  During the announcement, he also stated that his Labour Party was in talks with Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats about forming what a coalition based on what he called Britain’s [...]

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What’s a Clegg to Do?

May 7, 2010

With no party securing a majority in yesterday’s election, Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrat Party now has the power to sweep David Cameron into Downing Street or to prop up the Labour government that soundly rejected at the polls.  Earlier today, Clegg stated that the Conservatives had the right to try and form a government.  Cameron [...]

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British Voters Deliver a Hung Parliament

May 7, 2010

The British people went to the polls yesterday and the results are in.  Prime Minster Gordon Brown’s Labour Party has lost its majority in the House of Commons.  Unfortunately, the British people did not give any single party a majority of seats and the country will now have a hung Parliament.  David Cameron’s Conservative Party [...]

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British Election Night Liveblog

May 6, 2010

Gordon Brown has dragged this out for as long as he could.  Tonight, the British people finally have their say over the way Brown managed the country since 2007.  From 4:55 p.m. Eastern Time here in the US, C-Span 3 will be simulcasting the BBC’s election night coverage and we’ll be liveblogging the election results.   [...]

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Some Bizarre Scenarios for Today’s British Election

May 6, 2010

Our friends over in the UK are casting their ballots at this very moment.    The final opinion polls show David Cameron’s Conservative Party in the lead with Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Labour Party and Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrat Party jockeying for second place.  Seems simple enough, but the political situation in the UK is [...]

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“American Style” Debates Brought Even More Uncertainty to British Election

May 4, 2010

Our politically-minded British friends have a saying that goes “Oppositions don’t win elections.  Governments lose them.“  Under normal circumstances, when the Prime Minister becomes unpopular enough, the voters fire the party in power and the Leader of the Opposition takes his place.  That’s why British politicians are considered as standing for office rather than running [...]

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Gordon Brown Labours to Stop Making an Ass of Himself

April 28, 2010

The British General election campaign kicked into high gear during my self-imposed blogging sabbatical during which I left everyone with the blogging of Sal and Ryan.  Awesome though they are, they’re just not as interested in British politics as I am so the blog suffered on that front.  Mea culpa.  So much happened in the [...]

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Who Is the Weakest Link?

April 16, 2010

I hope this is a sneak preview of the upcoming British election.

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Prospect of Hung Parliament Looms in the UK

January 4, 2010

The next British General Election is going to be held no later than May.  David Cameron’s Conservative Party has held a commanding lead in the polls ever since Gordon Brown chickened out and decided against calling a snap election in 2007.  In recent months however, Gordon Brown’s Labour Party has slightly narrowed the gap, causing [...]

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Labour Government Continues Downward Spiral: Jacqui Smith Resigns

June 2, 2009

Gordon Brown’s government continues to fall apart over in the UK as Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has announced that she is resigning from the Cabinet.  Apparently,the pressure she faced after charging British taxpayers for her husband’s porno flicks was just too much to handle. As many of you know, the revelations about Smith are only [...]

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Labour-Leaning Voters Not Exactly Ga Ga for Gordon

March 11, 2009

Legitimate pollsters readily admit that the true value of a poll is not the main horserace number, but numbers on related questions that give a poll reader a more accurate reading on the dynamics of a race.  One of these related questions is intensity. It’s no secret that the British Conservative Party has been consistently [...]

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Ivan Cameron (2002-2009)

February 28, 2009

Ivan Cameron, son of British Conservative Party leader David Cameron, passed away on Wednesday at the age of six.  His parents were at his bedside as he lost his battle with cerebral palsy and epilepsy.  After learning the tragic news, Gordon Brown delivered condolences to his political opponent on the floor of the House of [...]

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Gordon Brown Appeases Labour, For Now

September 23, 2008

Gordon Brown addressed the annual Labour Party Conference earlier today (or yesterday if you’re over there) and even though he delivered an OK speech, the Conservatives should be very happy when reading between the lines. Badly trailing the Conservatives for about a year now, it is hardly news when Brown attacks David Cameron as inexperienced. [...]

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EU Constitution Rejected Yet Again

June 15, 2008

Kudos to Ireland for rejecting the EU Constitution in Thursday’s referendum.  Although the rejected document was actually titled the “Lisbon Treaty,” voters realized that it was nothing more than the previously-rejected Constitution under a different name.  How do we know this?  Angela Merkel admitted it last year. The main question on everyone’s mind at this [...]

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Red Ken Livingstone and Labour Take A Beating as Boris Johnson Paints London Blue

May 3, 2008

Our British friends went to the polls in a series of local elections in England and Wales on Friday and the results were an unmitigated disaster for Gordon Brown’s Labour Party. In fact, it was the Conservatives’ best election result in years. The icing on the cake however, was that Boris Johnson defeated Red Ken [...]

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