Tag Archives: David Cameron

Oh What A Lovely War Commemoration!

Recently the Prime MinisterĀ  spoke of his hopes that eventsĀ  to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War would be a “commemoration that, like the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, says something about who we are as … Continue reading

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The Politics of Spin: Beware the bland bomb

Image copyright & courtesy of www.barrydbulsara.com “I’m not sure it says government is crap,ā€ said Armando Iannucci recently, of his political satire The Thick of It. ā€œI think it says the people in government are crap.” Nowadays politicians and their … Continue reading

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How To Loot It — Who’s defining the riots?

UPDATE: Monday August 15th How interesting that the Prime Minister has today come out with a nation healing speech which concludes with a reference to bankers’ bonuses, MPs’ expenses and an insistence that “There is no them and us. Only … Continue reading

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Playing Chess with Gaddafi: What boardgames teach us about winning.

This bizarre image of the Libyan colonel playing chess, whileĀ continuing toĀ defy NATO airstrikes and international condemnation made headlines round the world.Ā  And according to a new book, fuelling the Miliband brothers’ Labour leadership feud,Ā  Ed Miliband was a serious teenageĀ  … Continue reading

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Prevention in Pakistan: Cameron’s new strategy?

This is my post for Channel 4 News about David Cameron’s announcement of Ā£650 million in education aid.Ā  Amid all the fuss about Libya, has the Coalition Government’s smartest foreignĀ policy decision been made quietlyĀ  and efficiently? The Prime Ministerā€™s visit … Continue reading

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