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Sarkozy, Obama Knock Netanyahu

November 8, 2011

At the ongoing G20 Summit, French President Sarkozy and our embarrassment, President Obama, were overheard on an open-mic picking on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: With friends like these, right?  Real mature, guys!  Why is it that our leaders still don’t understand that EVERYTHING in public is recorded nowadays?  Just ask Gordon Brown how these [...]

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Jerry Brown’s “Whore” Issue

October 9, 2010

Word came out that someone on California Democrat gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown’s staff referred to his Republican opponent Meg Whitman as a “whore” on a voicemail no one thought was still being recorded.  A weak obligatory apology was issued, but believe it or not, the next day NOW came out and endorsed him!  Well, they [...]

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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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Tea Time for the UK!

February 26, 2010

British patriot Daniel Hannan, the hands-down best member of the EU Parliament, is speaking at a UK-style Tea Party in his home town of Brighton tomorrow!  Hannan rejects that the “Taxed Enough Already” concept over here in the States is unique to the Red White and Blue — he notes a sparse history of the [...]

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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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Commemorating the Sacrifices at “Obama” Beach

June 7, 2009

Embattled British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who as we can all tell is smitten by Barack Obama, made a pretty embarrassing gaffe at yesterday’s commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the D-Day invasion: At least he didn’t call it “Osama” beach.

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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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G20 Shows Obama’s Lack of Diplomatic Skills

April 6, 2009

For the man who has been touted to be one of the most intelligent presidents ever elected, and who promised to restore our reputation overseas, Barack Obama has made many boneheaded blunders in the arena of foreign policy.  Sure, all Presidents have a laughable foreign policy moment or two, but Obama’s have become routine and [...]

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Daniel Hannan Speaks Truth to Brown and the EU

March 25, 2009

The kind of political chutzpah that “Prime Minister’s Questions” junkies have experienced for years on C-SPAN finally made it to the floor of the EU.  British MP Daniel Hannan wrecks on British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in a classic Tory beat-down of bad Labour policies, this time on an international forum which everyone could see!  Check it out: “Brezhnev-era [...]

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The Full Extent of the British Snub

March 20, 2009

The full extent of the Obama Administration snub of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has fully come to light with an article in today’s U.K. Telegraph.  While much criticism had been heaped upon Obama administration surrounding his seemingly thoughtless gift of 25 DVDs of American Movie Classics, it is reported that Brown was genuinely moved [...]

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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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Snubbing Brits an Example of Obama’s Twisted Priorities

March 8, 2009

For those of us who root for the Conservative Party when following British politics, watching Gordon Brown’s disastrous trip to the United States was a treat because it was merely the most recent episode of what has become a Labour Party trainwreck.  Although Brown’s trip was entertaining to follow from that perspective, the American in [...]

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British Political Theater: William Hague Mocks Harriet Harman

March 4, 2009

With the Conservatives consistently leading in the polls, political intrigue is at a fever pitch in the British Labour Party.  As recently as this week, there were reports that the relationship between Gordon Brown and Deputy Labour Leader Harriet Harman (think Hillary Clinton without the people skills) has deteriorated to the point where Brown is [...]

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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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Old Labour Is New Again

November 25, 2008

Gordon Brown’s Labour Government threw a political Hail Mary yesterday when it proposed raising taxes in a slew of areas, including a 60 percent rate on top earners, coupled with borrowing levels Britain has never seen before. With his party badly trailing the Conservatives in the polls, the idea was to copy Barack Obama’s playbook [...]

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A Catholic on the English Throne?

September 25, 2008

Gordon Brown has drawn up an interesting proposal that would allow Catholics to sit on the English throne for the first time in over 300 years.  Presumably, people from other currently excluded faiths would also be eligible to wear the crown as well. Given the decline of Anglican Church attendance, the increase in Catholic Church [...]

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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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Sharia Law Creeping Across Britain

September 15, 2008

Over the past year, many sharia court decisions in the UK have been backed by the force of law. The legal justification is an Act of Parliament which permits courts to enforce arbitration decisions. On the surface, this justification is nothing extraordinary. Many legal systems, including our own, look favorably upon and even encourage alternative [...]

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“He Ventured Forth…”

July 25, 2008

The latest piece from Times Online editor, American Gerard Baker, first came to my attention about an hour ago and it’s a doozy!  His latest op-ed is absolutely awesome.  Baker takes the media’s open desire to make Barack Obama the Savior/Messiah and completely pokes fun at those who have this view (he also calls Gordon Brown, Gordon the [...]

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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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Cherie Blair’s Take On Tony and Gordon

May 11, 2008

It’s funny how bias can work.  Back when Tony Blair was a slick socialist in the mode of Bill Clinton posing a threat to John Major, I thought Cherie Blair was an insufferable *itch.  After what Tony Blair did for the U.S. and the civilized world against a terrorist-harboring regime however, I now find Cherie [...]

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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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