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Sunday, 26 August 2012

image for Selected Political News for W/E 27th August 2012 + comments How can he make us proud? One suggestion can be found on Saturday's comments!

Monday 20th August
Topic: Ian Duncan Smith - Unemployment - BBC
Headline "BBC has 'Peed all over us' says Ian Duncan Smith"
Source: The Sun
Extract: The Work and Pensions Secretary said economics editor Stephanie Flanders had "peed all over" the figures to paint the Government in a bad light.

Statistics last week showed that despite the recession June unemployment was 2.56 million - the lowest for a year.

On the Six O'Clock News Ms Flanders said: "It is not necessarily good news for us or the Chancellor if we need more people as a country to make less stuff."

She also pointed out that City experts believe dole queues will soon start to grow again.

Comments: Three cheers for the Honest BBC!

Tuesday 21st August
Topic: Crime - Legal - Police - Injustice
Headline "Teen left crippled after brutal unprovoked attack - but thug walks free"
Source: The Mirror
Extract: A teenager left in a wheelchair after a brutal, unprovoked attack in the street has hit out after a legal loophole allowed her attacker to walk free.

Nikki Brewer, 18, suffered life-changing injuries after a complete stranger pulled her by the hair and punched her so hard she was thrown into the air.

Disturbing CCTV images captured the shocking moment the 18-year-old was attacked while making her way home with a friend after a night out in Colchester, Essex.

The drunken thug, who also spat at and abused Nikki, then calmly walked away.

Had the suspect been arrested for actual bodily harm, there would have been no limit to the period in which he could have been investigation.

Police claim that the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to proceed with the case, yet CPS lawyers have said they were not even handed a file of evidence to consider.

Comments: Criminals paradise Britain - no wonder hundred's of thousands have escaped justice in their own country to come here!

Wednesday 22nd August
Topic: Crime - Sabotage
Headline "Labour MP John Mann fears car trouble was sabotage"
Source: BBC News
Extract: A Labour MP fears he may have been the victim of an attempt on his life after the wheel nuts on his car were removed.

John Mann drove 200 miles from London to his Nottinghamshire constituency before discovering one of his car's wheels had almost fallen off.

The Bassetlaw MP said it was probably the work of a thief but he was not ruling out a more sinister motive. He felt lucky to have survived, he added.

He said the Metropolitan Police were investigating the incident.

Mr Mann told the BBC: "It may well have been the work of a thief who was interrupted. But I find it strange that the hub caps were put back on, meaning I couldn't tell that anything was wrong

Comments: Now if it had happened to Cameron, Osborne or Hague... I might agree!

Thursday 23rd August
Topic: Energy costs - Coalition
"Energy reforms will increase household bills, minister Charles Hendry admits"
Source: The Telegraph
Extract: Household energy bills will rise as a result of an overhaul of the sector to be unveiled on Tuesday, ministers admitted, amid industry warnings the reforms would add unnecessary costs.
Charles Hendry, Energy Minister, told The Daily Telegraph: "People shouldn't think this will bring about a drop in prices when we have £110bn of investment needed to keep the lights on in this country. There's a cost, but doing it this way we're delivering that investment at the lowest cost to consumers."
Amid claims from analysts that annual household bills could rise by as much as £200 to finance the reforms, ministers will argue the proposals will in fact "keep bills down".

Comment: Keep bills down say the politicians - the same politicians who said they would not increase VAT?
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Friday 24th August
Topic:
Headline "Prince Harry's minders 'stood by as girls snapped partying royal'
Source: Metro
Extract: Gossip website TMZ added: 'After more boozing, the clothes came off... and more photos were taken, in plain view of the handlers, yet Harry's people did nothing.'

Images of the prince cavorting with a young woman naked during a game of 'strip billiards' have been seen around the world after they were posted online.

Harry was 'hanging with two male friends' before the group took 'a bunch of chicks they had just met' back to Harry's hotel suite, according to TMZ which was first to break the story and to publish the pictures.

Comments: If the spoon-fed Royal was doing anything that he would not like the public to see - then he was doing wrong?

Saturday 25th August
Topic: Lying - Nepotism - Trust
Headline "If we are to trust politicians, they must trust us"
Source: Telegraph
Extract: Trust in politicians is at an all-time low. But David Cameron has an opportunity to change that, argues Ruth Porter.

In the wake of all this it is hardly surprising support for our politicians has reached a new low. A recent survey found only 10 per cent of people would trust politicians to tell the truth.

Yet, it seems such an insurmountable problem no politicians even seem to be asking the question of how to begin to tackle it.

So how can David Cameron make us proud once more of our politicians?

For a start he has to show trust in us.

Trust is built on mutual respect and there has been precious little of that in recent years.

The underlying 'nannying' must stop. This means no more manipulation, no more minimum alcohol pricing, no more plain packaging for cigarettes.

He has to give us more power, pulling it back from Europe.

He has to keep the union together and speak with pride about what binds and unites us - our Queen, our electoral system, our flag and our anthem.

Comments: David Cameron make us proud?... er... Shoot himself perhaps? Oh I am awful...but...

Sunday 26th August
Topic:
Headline "Lord Prescott criticises Sun for printing Harry pictures"
Source: BBC News
Extract: Former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott has said the use of pictures of Prince Harry in The Sun newspaper was "utter contempt" and "clearly an interference of privacy".

Earlier, The Sun became the first British newspaper to publish the images.

The managing editor of the Sun, David Dinsmore, has said it would have been "perverse" not to publish photos of a naked Prince Harry taken in Las Vegas.

Comments: And this criticism comes from a man who had two jags while telling others to cut down - thumped a voter while on TV - Betrayed his wife with his secretary - Said he would not accept any honours because it was wrong and then did, and has had his expense claims investigated! Well...

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