Category - david cameron

  • April 6, 2013

    Hundreds of millionaire bankers will enjoy an extra £54,000 on average each year from 6 April 2013, thanks to a cut in the top UK tax rate (assuming they pay taxes here and opposition calculations are correct). A massive state bailout previously saved many banks, after their sector triggered an economic crisis in which numerous taxpayers suffered. By coincidence, Mick Philpott – whose crimes are being exploited by the Chancellor and Prime Minister to undermine the principle of social security – also apparently received £54,000 a year from public funds.

  • April 6, 2013

    The government’s war of words against disabled and badly-off people continues unchecked. The latest slurs by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Prime Minister and the Minister for Disabled People suggest that UK politics has become a largely fact-free zone.

  • March 22, 2013

    Leading charities have expressed disappointment that the Prime Minister is not attending a high-level global development panel that he co-chairs.

  • March 10, 2013

    Not long ago, a solicitor who has recently started attending Quaker Meetings for Worship told me that over a lifetime of practice, he had on many occasions been impressed by Friends who would put themselves at a legal and financial disadvantage by strict adherence to the truth. Although this is by no means a virtue confined to Quakers, its absence is perhaps more common than its presence and has in recent weeks, come into sharp political focus.

  • February 21, 2013

    Prime Minister David Cameron, in defending his decision to refuse an official apology for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre in India (known popularly as the Amritsar massacre), declared that it would be "wrong" to "reach back into history" and apologise for the misdemeanours of British colonialism.

  • February 8, 2013

    For several weeks at Prime Minister’s Questions, David Cameron has been asked about foodbanks. Each week he has had a request by an MP to visit a foodbank in their constituency, to speak to the people who run them, and to the people who rely on them to feed themselves and their families.

  • January 26, 2013

    Tax justice campaigners have responded to the UK Prime Minister's recent World Economic Forum speech in Davos by calling for firm action to match his words.

  • January 23, 2013

    Some highly varied responses have been forthcoming to PM David Cameron's promise of an 'in/out' referendum on UK European Union membership.

  • January 23, 2013

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron has been challenged to call on Vietnam’s government to halt its crackdown on freedom of expression.

  • January 7, 2013

    An organisation representing Britain's big charity chiefs says the Prime Minister is failing on the 'Big Society', while they suffer from huge cuts.