"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Sunday Round-up

The Great Stitch-up:
Why Darling has gone to Brussels: Brits to bail out the euro "The decision was taken as David Cameron was locked in talks with the Liberal Democrats to try to form a government.  Alistair Darling, the Chancellor, will fly to Brussels for the meeting after promising to keep George Osborne and Vince Cable, his Tory and Lib Dem counterparts, informed."
What Hague would have said at the meeting of EU Foreign Ministers - if only the Conservatives had a majority
Draft letter here in full

Election Fall-out:
"They'll need tanks to get us out."
62% tell Brown to go & Cameron prepares a deal on electoral reform  - another Brown 'special' and some very confused poll results, ie nearly  63% think that the hung Parliament will lead to ‘bad Government’ yet 60% say they prefer the idea of a new, proportional representation voting system, rather than the current first past the post. Duh!
Cut Scotland loose and invalidate all EU treaties
59% would prefer Tories to form a minority government
Cameron readies the whips for his rebels - an IoS hatchet job on the Tories
More electoral fraud: 27 "voters" in one flat & 62 new allegations
Who will be the new leader of the Labour Party?  Ferrets in a sack
Jenny Watson, head of Electoral Commission and 'Modern Militant' with a common purpose
Westminster tittle-tattle from Black Dog
Will Straw in PR protest - like flocks with like

Schadenfreude:
Oh, the joys of PR as Merkel is set to lose her majority - again  She struggled with the coalition all last year and now the Greek bailout is threatening to bite her in her recently-acquired majority. "Defeat would be a crushing blow to her administration's ability to push through social and health reforms as well as tax cuts. It would leave her dependent on the opposition to pass key fiscal legislation."

MP's claims row:
Nadine Dorries is first MP in new expenses investigation
MPs still covering up - Wikipedia 'cleansed'

If a department is cut in a university, does anybody care?
Philosophy under threat at Middlesex

Photos of the weekend, taken at the VE Day commemoration:
Q. Who's beneath the collapsing umbrella?









A.  Bollox Bob Ainsworth

UPDATE: Cameron's poor judgement
Only 38 of Cameron's 100 pre-vetted 'A-listers' were selected
Cameron's refusal to speak to Lord Pearson was his UKIP downfall

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