Tag: “David Cameron

Osborne on message, Harriet on form, Clegg on nodding dog duty

Posted on 22 June 2010 | 3:06pm

You may remember during the election that I was somewhat dubious about Labour targeting George Osborne as the Tories’ ‘weakest link’. What you saw today was a right-wing Tory Chancellor setting out, with considerable confidence, a major package of measures that fit with his right-wing Tory view of the world. Nick Clegg may be deputy […]

So the Lib Dems never believed what they said at election!

Posted on 19 June 2010 | 1:06pm

Even though he was a bit grudging in his review of Prelude to Power (aka ‘perfect Father’s Day gift’ according to some publicist via some twitterer called @campbellclaret) George Parker of the FT remains a political journalist I don’t mind reading (this is high praise in my lexicon of judgements on political journalists). In his […]

Cameron using Libs to do what he wanted to do all along

Posted on 8 June 2010 | 11:06am

I have only seen the The Guardian and the FT today, but it is evidence of the effectiveness of the Government’s softening up process that the front page of the former carries not a single word on David Cameron’s cuts plan, whilst the FT has a single sentence proclaiming Alistair Darling’s rejection of the PM’s […]

Cameron right to go to Cumbria

Posted on 4 June 2010 | 2:06pm

There are a few grumbles online about David Cameron and Teresa May hotfooting it to Cumbria to meet victims and emergency services who dealt with the terrible tragedy there. But I think the visit is both understandable and right. Yes, some police resources will have to be diverted to look after them, but not much. […]

Cameron/Clegg will be regretting their expenses sanctimoniousness

Posted on 30 May 2010 | 10:05am

Am about to leave for the Beeb to do my first broadcast interview on Prelude to Power, with Jon Sopel on The Politics Show. So just a quick word or two on the David Laws fallout. As I tweeted last night, I feel some personal sympathy for Laws, (which didn’t go down well with my […]

Italian interview on Dick Clamberon, TB, GB, Murdoch inter alia

Posted on 15 May 2010 | 1:05pm

Am back from Ireland, a bit tired after a late night after The Late Late Show. I do love the Irish, who seem to loathe the idea of a Tory government in Britain as much as I do, and most of whom seem to think Nick Clegg is a pseudoTory, as I do. So it […]

Lib Dem desertions coming thick and fast. Business not impressed with Clameron

Posted on 14 May 2010 | 11:05am

Off to Dublin today to see a few old friends and do the Late Late Show. It’ll be nice to be in a country where the majority will have no truck with the idea that a Conservative government could ever be a progressive government, even when propped up by someone as nicely turned out as […]

As Dick Clameron love-in begins, brilliant Martin Argles photos more powerful than words

Posted on 13 May 2010 | 12:05pm

It comes to something when it is a Guardian photographer, the splendid Martin Argles, who sets off the waterworks. As readers of The Blair Years know, I am not averse to a bit of tearfulness as emotional release. Whether at the close of the Good Friday Agreement talks, finally getting sign off on TB Conference speeches after days […]

Cameron as Obama – you have to laugh – then vote Labour

Posted on 6 May 2010 | 4:05pm

If you took the value of the most expensive negative, personalised poster campaign of modern times, and added it to every pro-Tory, anti-Labour propaganda piece in a national media as biased as in any UK election I can recall, and converted the latter to ad-spend, the Tories have enjoyed superior resources to the tune of tens […]

He has his faults, but my God you have to admire GB depth and resilience

Posted on 5 May 2010 | 11:05am

When there are so many undecided voters, the last stages of the campaign matter more than any other. I imagine most visitors to this site made their minds up some time ago. Since starting this blog, the majority of comments here, on Facebook and Twitter lead me to believe that most have decided to vote […]