Selected Political News for W/E: 20th May 2012

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Sunday, 20 May 2012


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Leader Approval Poll: Cameron: -29%

Monday 14th May 2012
Topic: Terrorism - Crime - Olympics
"London 2012: 'No specific' terror threat, says Minister Philip Hammond"
Source: BBC News
Extract: He said an elaborate military exercise carried out in London last week was to prepare for any threats that might arise in a dangerous world.
The exercise included tests of air defence missile systems at six sites across London, using dummy armaments.
Typhoon jets, based at RAF Northolt in west London, also took to the skies over south-east England with Lynx, Sea King and Puma helicopters.
Exercise Olympic Guardian, which ran until 10 May, also saw HMS Ocean sail to Greenwich in the capital.
Mr Hammond told Andrew Marr: "The idea now is that the military will fade into the background.

Comment: So, that's given any terrorist with intent on crippling the London Olympics a boost I bet!

Tuesday 15th May 2012
Topic: Cut-backs - Benefits - Disabled
"Disability Benefit Reform: 500,000 Set To Lose Allowance To Save Government £2.2bn"
Source: Huffingdon Post
Extract: Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said he was determined to introduce radical reforms to disability allowances which could slash the annual cost by £2.24bn.
Around 500,000 people in the UK who receive disability living allowance (DLA) could no longer be eligible for the replacement personal independence payment (PIP) under the plans, which are outlined in a report by the Department for Work and Pensions this month.

Comment: Easy targets again! Just like the proletariat muggers really!

Wednesday 16th May 2012
Topic: Teresa May - Police - Public safety
"Theresa May 'destroying police', warns federation"
Source: BBC News
Extract: The home secretary is "on the precipice of destroying" a police service admired throughout the world, she will be warned by rank-and-file officers.
Theresa May is due to face the Police Federation conference in Bournemouth.
It comes as forces in England and Wales are experiencing budget cuts of 20% and are in line for some of the most radical reforms for 30 years.
But Mrs May will tell officers the government is standing firm and that cuts and reforms are essential.

Comment: Essential for who? Certainly not the protection of the common impecunious proletariat people!

Thursday 17th May 2012
"Thin boo line: Cops heckle Home Secretary at annual conference over cuts"
Source: The Mirror
Extract: Officers heckled and booed Theresa May as she told the Police Federation conference to stop pretending they were being picked on!
Angry rank and file police today accused Home Secretary Theresa May of betraying their trust - and called on her to quit.
Officers heckled and booed the Tory minister as she told the annual Police Federation conference to stop pretending they were being picked on.
She faced shouts of "shame" over 20% cuts in funding for the force.
One officer, Simon Payne, got a standing ovation after telling her: "Home Secretary, you may not like this, but we no longer trust you in the police service. Full stop."

Comment: Hear hear! Her hircine looks and denial of hamartithia heartily harangue my hormones!

Friday 18th May 2012
Topic: UK Political Polls
"Government Poll Results"
Source: UGov
Extract: Government Approval: Approve: 24% - Disapprove: 63% - Don't know 13%
Voting Intentions:
Labour: 44% - Conservativer: 31% - LibDem: 7% - UKIP 7% - Other: 11%
Leader Approval:
Cameron: -29%
Clegg: -54%
Miliband: -23%

Comment: Some surprises I must say!

Saturday 19th May 2012
Topic: Pakistan - Warsi - Rape
"Baroness Warsi: Minority Of Pakistani Men Think White Girls Are 'Fair Game' For Sex Abuse"
Source: Huffington Post
Extract: Some Pakistani men think white girls are "fair game" for sexual abuse, according to the chair of the Conservative Party Baroness Warsi.
The peer, whose parents are from Pakistan and is the UK's most senior Muslim politician, made the comments during an interview with the Evening Standard in the wake of the Rochdale sexual grooming case.
"There is a small minority of Pakistani men who believe that white girls are fair game," she told the paper. "And we have to be prepared to say that.
* You can only start solving a problem if you acknowledge it first.
"This small minority who see women as second class citizens, and white women probably as third class citizens."
It follows last week's conviction of nine men, eight of whom were Pakistani and one man who was from Afghanistan, who were sentenced as a separate investigation, after Liverpool court heard they abused girls as young as 13.
One of their victims had told police officers that she was being abused more than four years previously.

Comment: * Nothing expected to happen then, the Coalition has acknowledged patients dying on trolleys, record unemployment, pensioners dying of malnutrition and freezing, rioting, murders, increasing violent crimes, and what have they done?

Sunday 20th May 2012
Topic: G8 Summit
"David Cameron and Barack Obama hit the gym for chat on eurozone crisis"
Source: The People
Extract: The PM and US president sweated it out on treadmills as they talked about how to solve the eurozone crisis.
After their work-out at Mr Obama's Camp David retreat, Mr Cameron called for plans to prevent the euro's collapse
Mr Obama largely shared his views, said aides at the summit, where world leaders are being put up in cabins in the woods. But Germany's Angela Merkel thinks the eurozone should be left to sort itself out and diplomats were up until 4am arguing after Friday's opening dinner.
In TV interviews, Mr Cameron stressed if debt-ridden Greece crashed out of the single currency, there would be global economic shock waves. He called for action to prevent other eurozone states being pushed to the brink.

Comment: Hello hello hello!... Obama and Cameron working out in the gym together? This after Obama tucked Cameron up in bed on Airforce One? Hello hello hello!

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