Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Incredibly enough it was the Conservative Party who were behind a video campaign launched a few days ago based on so called tossers who could not manage their finances. The campaign and video may be viewed from this link.
Fast forward to the Electoral Commission report of today on party borrowing and it seems the Tory's are up to their eyes in debt, read my comment here. So just who are the biggest tossers of all? David Cameron and friends of course.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
CBI Chief's doubts over Cameron
The Independent has an interview with the head of the Confederation of British Industry, Richard Lambert, linked here, from which comes this quote:
Mr Lambert said he did not expect Mr Cameron to lay out detailed policies two years before an election.But he said: "There is a degree of uncertainty about what he actually stands for and how the business case will fit into his view on the economy and the market.
Sounds to me as if the CBI chief should have been a politician himself, "some doubt about what he actually stands for"......... Ha, ha, ha IMHO he stands for getting elected by whatever means are necessary which might be understandable if he appeared to hold some basic beliefs he then wished to pursue.
What about the dross in his party who do hold beliefs but are nevertheless prepared to jettison them purely to put this man and themselves in power? What indeed - William Hague, John Redwood, Daniel Hannan et al?
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
From today's Sunday Telegraph, linked here:
Something is misfiring in the engine room of the Cameron project, and the longer it is left unfixed the more difficult it will be to resolve. Since the Tory conference at Bournemouth the mood music has become less harmonious, the omens not as promising as they might be.
This was illustrated, to brutal effect, by Mr Blair when he and the Leader of the Opposition clashed in the Commons on Wednesday following the Queen's Speech. It is not that Mr Cameron's performance was terrible — it was perfectly adequate — but Mr Blair's passionate masterclass wounded him.
This was best demonstrated by the PM's destruction of Mr Cameron's energy policy. The Conservative front bench, thanks in part to Oliver Letwin (how unsurprising), finds itself in a dangerous position. Large numbers of Tory backbenchers appear to agree with Mr Blair's sensible view that if we face uncertainty in regard to energy supply in the decades ahead, and have concerns about emissions, it makes sense to begin moving in a nuclear direction.
Green energy may well prove to be "part of the mix"; for now it is unclear to what extent. To gamble the future growth of the UK economy on untested green technology and taxes, leaving nuclear as a last resort, falls into the Letwin "too clever by half" school of policy making.
Mr Blair skewered Mr Cameron neatly: "Let me read his position, which he gave just the other day in an interview in Green Futures. He said: 'I want to give every opportunity for green sources of energy to come through. If they do, well and good, if they don't, and we have to keep the lights on, then nuclear might come into the picture.' So what is he going to do? He is the prime minister and the cabinet secretary comes in and says, 'I am afraid the renewables haven't generated as much as we want. I am afraid we won't be able to keep the lights on.' So what is the Right Honourable Gentleman going to say – 'Rustle me up a nuclear power station'?"