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  • seandodson 9:29 pm on February 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: arms, arms sales, david cameron, oman, , quatar   

    David Cameron flies off to the Middle East. Today he proclaims freedom in Egypt. Tomorrow he sells Typhoon fighter jets to Oman and Quatar

  • seandodson 7:43 pm on February 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: david cameron, debate, , pmq, political debate, , prime minister's questions   

    That was the strangest PMQ I’ve ever seen. More like a game of chess than a fight.

  • seandodson 10:17 pm on November 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , david cameron, , , tom watson   

    Well at least David Cameron has found it within himself to apologise (sort of) to the BBC.

  • seandodson 4:23 pm on October 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , david cameron, , , , phone hacking scandal   

    “He was very conscientious and he would… 

    “He was very conscientious and he wouldn’t let stories pass unless he was sure they were correct … “

    • this quote, from an anonymous source speaking to C4s Despatches programme, made me laugh today. How deep into the dark arts of journalism do you have to be to describe someone as being “conscientious” while listening to a recorded message from an illegally hacked phone. To make it worse, the public interest doesn’t even come into it. The Guardian
  • seandodson 3:36 pm on August 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , david cameron, politcs   

    If David Cameron is admitting that public sector funding levels won’t be restored after the deficit is cut, then he is also admitting that the cuts are driven by ideology rather than necessity.

    • Samppa 3:42 pm on August 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      What sort of ideology are UK running now? Here in Finland is huge spending happening, like there is no tomorrow. And thats ideological too.

      After spending money like crazy, and getting public sector getting bigger in the boom, they cant bust it, and digged Keynes out of grave. We have money, so much, that we are giving it to Greece too, you are lucky bastarts that you are out of eurozone.

      • seandodson 4:36 pm on August 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Of course it is idealogical too, it is just that over here the Tories have been saying that there cuts aren’t. Yesterday’s admission by Cameron confirms what we on the left have always known: that they want a smaller state, no matter what.

    • Samppa 4:43 pm on August 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Do you want to be executed by hanging, or by shooting? I think all goverments are giving as very big BS. And all uses the economical situation in their political gain.

      It does not matter, is´t good for country as whole, or the people in it.

      But do remember, you are not in eurozone. That is very big difference in economic politics, that your leaders have to do, to compare to ours.

      Still, we are all broke. And that has to be mended.

  • seandodson 6:11 pm on May 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , berlinifcation, casteford, david cameron, , , kioskisosk, , redordead, , the new socialism, wayne hemmingway   

    Bookmarks for May 27 

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    Castleford gets this spectacular S-shaped bridge over the River Aire.

    + Futher evidence of the “Berlinification” of London. Wayne Hemmingway, of RedorDead, proposes a “pop-up shop” to serve up outside City Hall.

    + Johann Hari lays into David Cameron and reminds that he once said his wife is “highly unconventional” because “she went to a day school.”

    + First look at the Velo-style bike hire scheme for London (thanks Zlata), including a nice graphic of how it will look in Spitalfields.

    + The New Socialism. Wired identifies the revival of the left.

    + How Harold Pinter loved cricket. Maybe that was the origin of his obsession with pauses.

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  • seandodson 3:56 pm on February 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: carol vorderman, countdown, david cameron, debt, , finance, first plus, loans, maths, maths teaching, personal finance, , , , tv   

    Carol Vorderman: New Tory maths advisor and former peddler of ‘debt trap’ loans 

    David Cameron has invited Carol Voderman (right) to help formulate a future maths strategy for the Tories, according to this morning’s Guardian.

    For 10 years Carol Vorderman was also the public face of FirstPlus, a debt consolidation company and seller of loans to people already in hock. Last year an advertisement featuring her was criticised by charities. Credit Action said that an offer on one of the company’s secured loans acted like a “debt trap” that encouraged people to get into levels of unmanageable debt.

    It has always been difficult to work out why such a brilliant and beautiful woman lowered herself to selling such dodgy perfectly legal loans to people already in lot of financial difficulty. It was not like she needed the money. At the time she was widely reported to be the best paid female TV presenter in Britain. Some say she was on as much as £900,000 a year from presenting Countdown alone.

    Surely – with a reported IQ of 154 – she had done the maths. And worked out that the high rate of interest charged by FirstPlus would ultimately lead to further financial ruin for many of its customers. Indeed many of them are now facing bankruptcy and repossession.

    • Middle Man 12:36 pm on February 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, but if my maths teacher had looked like that I would have been a professor by now.

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