Tag: “David Cameron

Both governing parties deserve to be punished for Tory by-election pull-out

Posted on 2 January 2011 | 8:01am

I know that we are into a new and different sort of politics, what with two parties forming the government and all that, but the bigger of those two parties really is taking the mick in the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election. Both parties deserve to be punished as a result. It takes a fair […]

iPad debut blogpost on iPad, Vince and Gove

Posted on 27 December 2010 | 1:12pm

Yes, I got an iPad for Christmas. Yes, I had a couple of blogfree days while enjoying Christmas and getting used to typing on ice, which is a bit how it feels till you get the hang of it. We have been up in the Scottish Highlands, and despite the snow and the cold, yes […]

Cable’s boast another little boost for lucky Cameron

Posted on 21 December 2010 | 11:12am

I cannot bring myself to listen to the audioversion of the Telegraph’s stitch-up of Vince Cable, any more than I will bother to watch his ‘celebrity’ appearance on Strictly Come Dancing. The first is too cruel, the second too silly, especially in light of the changed ‘aura’ surrounding Vince as a result of the first. […]

In staying above the fray, Cameron is more regal than Prime Ministerial

Posted on 20 December 2010 | 12:12pm

I can’t help thinking that if Tony Blair or Gordon Brown were Prime Minister, there would by now have been a media and/or political outcry about their seeming lack of interest or involvement in the weather situation. You have to have a lot of qualities to get to be PM, and even more to stay […]

Beware the detail in coalition ‘U-turn’ on school sport

Posted on 18 December 2010 | 12:12pm

The papers are being briefed that the government is to perform a U-turn on the planned scrapping of School Sports Partnerships. This is to be announced as early as Monday. It is also to be placed in the category marked ‘keep an eye on the detail’, and ‘don’t fall for the spin’. ‘Key elements’ of […]

Thank God for GOD and his Plan B

Posted on 16 December 2010 | 12:12am

A bit late to be blogging I know, but in the new media world there is no such thing as a deadline, no such thing as a geographical boundary, so¬† in a way no such thing as late. Plus I have had one of those days … up early and sudddenly noticed my car wasn’t […]

First Clegg, now councils, act as Cameron’s lightning rods

Posted on 14 December 2010 | 8:12am

The Tories (ie the government) will be feeling pleased enough with the spin operation surrounding the cuts to local authorities. The media were buying enough ‘power to the people’ (sic) to dilute the real impact of yesterday’s announcement, namely a savaging of services which local authorities provide and on which many people depend. But just […]

Nick Clegg can have my painting of him for nine grand

Posted on 12 December 2010 | 10:12am

If I have mastered the technology correctly (said the nervous non cyberwarrior) then if you click on here you will see my debut in political art. Art and I never got on at school, possibly because we had an art-teacher who had a temper that was even worse than mine. But when I was asked […]

Lib Dem human shield is helping Cameron- Labour needs to get more focus on the Tories

Posted on 10 December 2010 | 8:12am

So … Prince Charles and Camilla will be rueing going to the theatre in black tie, with the car all lit up. Their security advisors will be going over how it happened and, as ever when it comes to the policing of protests, the police will be damned if they do and damned if they […]

Cameron will find Ken Clarke a tougher cookie than Clegg if he tries instant U-turn on sentencing and prisons

Posted on 9 December 2010 | 9:12am

I used to skimread Hansard every day when I was a journalist, and felt better informed as a result. As Tory MP Bill Cash once said, if you want to keep something a secret these days, stand up and say it in the House of Commons. Not quite true of course, but quite witty, and […]