Who cares about the Birmingham sideshow when earth–ripping drama is being played out in Washington? The Tory conference of ‘no triumphalism and no policies’ is invisible in the brilliant glare of the slow motion collapse of capitalism. The only certain outcome is hard times for the world. Promising jam tomorrow with council tax and single NHS beds is plain silly. Who believes there is any substance in this self-serving attention seeking?
The jittery Cameron was further alarmed by today’s Independent poll that show that Gordon Brown is seen as the "best in a crisis" and “more trusted on the economy” of the two main party leaders by 43 per cent of people, with 33 per cent opting for David Cameron.
As all his other economic policies have failed, Cameron is lost. He takes the line of desperation and tries to cosy up to Gordon Brown. The apostles of de-regulation now want new regulation. Right David,
To Cameron yesterday, Gordon Brown was the source of all chaos. Today he is the rock to which they cleave. When all else fails, surrender to the enemy.
Steady David, you will give hypocritical opportunism a bad name.
More proof of the Tory slide is an emphatic ‘Yes’ to the hunting ban that Cameron hopes to repeal.
The results of the poll revealed 59 per cent of people who consider themselves Tory voters wanted to see the ban on hunting kept, and only 30 per cent wanted to repeal it.
Among voters of all parties, 75 per cent supported the ban, while MORI said there had been a marked decrease in support for repealing the ban – down from 22 per cent to just 16 per cent. And of voters in a rural area, 71 per cent supported the ban on hunting, according to the poll, conducted last week.
It’s a great campaigning slogan, “Don’t let the Tories bring cruelty back to hunting.”
I’d be happy to fight the election on that one.
Peter Hain was persecuted by bloggers and the press for failing to declare a likely legal donation for an internal Labour party election.
For months David Cameron has failed to answer key questions on Lord Ashcroft. He has not made clear whether he is on the electoral register in the UK and if his donations are from foreign business activity.
My Select Committee colleague Gordon Prentice has raised the issue repeatedly. No answers yet from David Cameron In May this year he said, ‘"I can't tell you about where Lord Ashcroft votes, I don't know that, you can ask him and I'm sure he will explain that to you."
When Lord Ashcroft was made a Conservative Life Peer he said he “recognises the public concern about foreign funding of British politics, and that he intends to reorganise his affairs in order to return to live in Britain.
The Despatches TV programme proved again that serious doubts still remain about the legality of the Ashcroft cash.
Austria is said to be the most successful country at PR. They have convinced the world that Beethoven is Austrian and Adolf Hitler German.
Heinz Christian Strache, head of the right-wing Freedom Party, was accused of xenophobia during the election campaign. He has been associated with neo-Nazis in the past, and ran an unprecedented virulent campaign against immigrants and foreigners.
Jörg Haider, leader of the Freedom Party, has described the SS as patriots and downplays the Holocaust. The old models of the post-war party system in Europe are fading with nothing to replace them.
The decades long rule of Austria by a coalition of Social Democrats and Christian Democrats may be coming to an end. Is has become complacent and corrupt. A sinister junta of the fascist right could replace it.
When parties of sense and moderation fail the door opens for extremists.