Tag: “David Cameron

Sarko at risk of riling Obama and GB. Cameron on conkers

Posted on 1 December 2009 | 10:12am

A couple of weeks ago, a French magazine asked me to write a piece about the relationship between Presidents Obama and Sarkozy. We might like to think that politics and diplomacy is all about issues, policies, ideals, and there is a fair bit of that. But there is no point pretending personalities do not come […]

Even top Tories think Dave and Co can’t do piss up in a brewery

Posted on 27 November 2009 | 8:11pm

Can’t wait to see what prominence the Dave C fanzines give to the views of Mr Stephen Greenhalgh in the morning press. This is the man who suggested that the inexperience of the current shadow cabinet is so serious that they have not even run a piss up in a brewery. So what, you say, […]

Well done BBC Inside Sport. Shame on media for news blackout on Coulson bullying case

Posted on 26 November 2009 | 1:11pm

First of all, congratulations to BBC Inside Sport for its film last night on depression in sport. Gabby Logan’s sensitive and revealing interviews with cricketer Marcus Trescothick, boxer Frank Bruno, footballer Neil Lennon and All Black rugby star John Kirwan were not just good TV. They will also help the continuing campaign to break down […]

BBC main bulletin blackout on leaders’ speeches bizarre

Posted on 24 November 2009 | 10:11am

The economy is always fundamental to any election, and the debates upon it therefore central to the choice faced by voters. So yesterday, with all three main party leaders speaking to the CBI, was a useful and surely newsworthy opportunity for the leaders to set out their stalls, and for the public get a chance […]

Why should Brown and Cameron apologise for being seen to pay tribute to the war dead?

Posted on 22 November 2009 | 11:11am

Having taken a potshot at David Cameron for hiring a personal photographer, I suppose I ought to be pleased that this has landed him in a spot of bother. But I’m afraid I cannot get wound up over the complaint by Westminster Abbey that Cameron and Gordon Brown had their pictures taken without permission in […]

Never in the history of human taxation has so much been promised from so many to so few

Posted on 18 November 2009 | 6:11pm

So GB has suggested that the Tories’ inheritance tax pledge is the first tax cut in history where those proposing it will personally know those who stand to gain. I think this should be put to the test. Can we not have a list of the 3000 estates who will make six figures and more from […]

Why Tories are not home and dry, and wrong to call GB callous

Posted on 10 November 2009 | 1:11pm

Sorry – ok, no I’m not – to return to the day I got a call from the Telegraph asking for a quote on a poll showing Labour 37 points ahead. But let’s try to be inside the head of David Cameron. Let’s reflect on the fact that we are in recession, with unemployment up […]

Just because he is French doesn’t mean he’s wrong

Posted on 5 November 2009 | 10:11am

David Cameron will be thinking he has just about got away with his Europe fandango. MEP Daniel Hannan resigns from a job few knew he had … this is a low damage count. Cameron may even be taking some comfort from the fact that the noisiest criticism of him appears to come from a Frenchman. Nothing like […]

Congratulations to David Cameron and Trevor Kavanagh

Posted on 4 November 2009 | 10:11am

Congratulations to David Cameron … now there’s something you never thought you’d see on here. But I mean it. I’m impressed. Turn to page 4 of The Guardian and you will see why. He is standing, in the middle of a London Underground carriage, clutching a sheaf of papers in one hand, and WRITING with […]

Is there a Sun blackout on Cameron’s dumping of ‘cast iron guarantee’ on Europe?

Posted on 3 November 2009 | 8:11pm

I just paid a visit to the Sun’s online service, to see what they were doing with David Cameron’s dumping of his ‘cast iron guarantee’ – made to the paper’s readers – to hold a referendum on Europe.  If you take the front page and the main news page together, I reckon you’re looking at going on for […]