Bruce Anderson had a brilliant column in the Daily Telegraph yesterday. He still supports David Cameron’s policies, but seems to have lost patience with the politician, who “has spent a lot of time reminding hungry sheep about the price of grass”.
Hard to believe for those emboldened Tory Eurosceptics calling for a more robust approach to the European Union, but David Cameron is standing up to the EU in some parts of the world.
The Prime Minister is fighting a secret battle against EU attempts to take more of the UK’s national powers back to Brussels, internal [...]
What happens when a pair of psychedelic noiseniks from LA collaborate with a vocal group from St. Catherine’s Parish, Jamaica? Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras meet the Congos.
“Everyone” is getting geared up for the summer of celebration, or at least so the Establishment tells us. But these are welcome diversions from more serious issues, says James Bloodworth.
It’s hard to keep abreast of events in Europe, even earth-shattering ones such as the Brussels summit, from across the Atlantic. Then again, this might help you put things in perspective: the Washington Post put its account of the summit on page 19 today. The divorce of the UK from the rest of Europe does not merit a TV headline. The America media are far more interested in Mitt Romney’s $10,000 gaffe in the Republican presidential contenders’ debate last night than in how the country’s economy might be affected by the decisions in Brussels.
Before the Iraq invasion of 2003, the US secretary of state, Colin Powell, famously warned President George Bush that “if you break it, you own it.”
In the case of Libya, the NATO intervention proved decisive in turning the tide in favour of the rebels seeking to end Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year grip on power. The question now [...]
David Cameron has just come off the Today Programme with a strong defence of the Government’s now famous NHS ‘listening exercise’. But there is a suggestion around Westminster that the man who came up with the idea was not Mr Cameron but his new spin doctor Craig Oliver.
Mr Oliver is said to have persuaded his [...]
Wars are won with force, and force in the 21st century is manifested in fire power and ammunition. To the hapless rebel, the man who has lived his life in the shadows of brutality and the silhouettes of barbarism, a gun is a beautiful thing. Likewise, In a society built on inequality and oppression, bullets can quickly become the only equaliser, and hold the promise of emancipation.
This morning news broke that David Cameron had chosen to axe two members of his “vanity staff” after he reversed his decision to employ a personal photographer and camerawoman at the taxpayers’ expense. We look at the other stories slipped out of the back door today.
Being born and brought up a Muslim means that I have had the opportunity to see arranged marriages from close quarters. A friend who had an arranged marriage once told me that the difference with a “love marriage”, as the alternative tends to be known, is that all the getting to know each other, falling [...]
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