Category - david cameron

  • 16 Oct 2012

    Writing in the Observer on 14 October, the paper's chief political correspondent Andrew Rawnsley presented readers with a composite of the speeches given by the leaders of the three main parties at their recent conferences. It is an amusing swipe at the banalities and dog-whistles of political rhetoric, which you can read here: but it is also a reminder of something ugly and delusional which underlies that rhetoric.

  • 11 Oct 2012

    The government wants “To set our country back on the path to prosperity that all can share in” and “mend a broken society”, claimed UK Prime Minister David Cameron at the Conservative Party conference on 10 October. Despite national policies inflicting deepening misery on the poorest in society, and promises by his ministers of more of the same, he was seeking to portray his leadership as compassionate and inclusive.

  • 29 Jun 2012

    Ten charities have signed a joint letter to the Prime Minister in response to proposals to cut housing benefit for under 25s.

  • 28 Jun 2012

    “Money pads the edges of things” says Helen Schlegel, a character in EM Forster's Howards End. And where there is no padding, those edges can be very sharp indeed.

  • 26 Jun 2012

    In a speech urging further cuts to welfare, UK Prime Minister David Cameron once again tried to win support by making out that those receiving benefits have too easy a time. He claimed that, of those receiving Disability Living Allowance, “incredibly, half of new claimants never had to provide medical evidence”. This is indeed incredible, in the sense that it should not be believed.

  • 15 Apr 2012

    Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has condemned David Cameron's latest arms sales trip to Asia, especially his attempts to sell more weapons to Indonesia

  • 25 Mar 2012

    Action not bluster is needed from the government on "Cash for Cameron" questions, says a major UK campaign for political reform.

  • 21 Jan 2012

    While David Cameron and Ed Miliband continue to support relentless growth and minor amendments to the economic system, the inequalities inherent in that system will prosper, says Jonathan Bartley. A more thoroughgoing critique and real alternatives are needed.

  • 1 Jan 2012

    New Year was not kept in my childhood home. My parents believed that every day was the beginning of a new year.

  • 31 Dec 2011

    The political ride in Britain, in Europe and more widely is set to get bumpier, sometimes alarming, and never less than fascinating, says Simon Barrow. But the key question remains: who does (and who should?) call the shots in shaping the capacity of our key institutions both to respond to popular pressures and to ride the economic tiger?