Articles tagged with David Cameron
by Anoosh Chakelian / 12 Sep 2012 10:30
The blood pressure was already primed at boiling point in the chamber today, as PMQs followed a fiery debate about all things Scottish with Scotland secretary, Michael Moore.
Cameron was glowing his signature tartan-red hue before he'd even started.
And mimicking dour yet quietly confident Scot du jour, Andy Murray, Ed Miliband opened with a rather sulky, downbeat criticism of the shortcomings of otherwise positive unemployment figures, asking if the PM agreed
by Naomi Zainali / 11 Sep 2012 16:16
Now that the Games are officially over, any hopes David Cameron and George Osborne originally had of basking in the athletes’ glory will have proven to be misguided.
By contrast, Boris Johnson’s star is on the rise. The rapturous applause enjoyed by the London Mayor at yesterday’s Olympics and Paralympics victory parade was the pinnacle of his summer of popularity. Cameron watched on as Johnson made his speech on the Mall in front
by Amber Elliott / 10 Aug 2012 09:37
Photo opportunities at the Olympic Games are ripe for the picking for our top politicians.
Yesterday, David Cameron confessed that he was being kept awake by the music at the beach volleyball, with certain songs being played "every ten minutes" at Horse Guards Parade.
"It's all very amusing for five minutes until you try to get the children to sleep," he told Metro.
"They have Moves like Jagger every sort
by Amber Elliott / 08 Aug 2012 09:42
David Cameron admitted there is a "fundamental disagreement" between himself and Nick Clegg, after the DPM revealed that his party will vote against proposed boundary changes.
But he maintained that they still had a good coalition relationship, stating that both parties were unlikely to agree on everything.
However, when asked whether he would prefer Clegg or Boris Johnson as his double skulls partner, the prime minister told LBC97.3 he would chose
by Emma Burnell / 31 Jul 2012 10:38
Labour failed to take on Boris properly in London, twice. We never got a handle on how to fight him properly, and we allowed him and his campaign to define the terms of the election. He’s bested –twice – one of our political superstars (and one of our few single-name recognition politicians). Yet some in the Party still consider Boris just a joke and fail to see the threat his leadership of
by Amber Elliott / 19 Jul 2012 13:14
David Cameron appears to be sympathetic to the 91 Conservative MPs who rebelled over Lords reform.
Despite defying the whips, the PM told the Daily Telegraph that their careers are not blighted by their opposition.
“If no one who ever voted against the government [got a] ministerial office ... [Iain] Duncan-Smith wouldn’t be in the cabinet," he said.
"I think politics has changed, there are people who come with more
by Natasha Clark / 10 Jul 2012 14:20
Francois Hollande will take part in talks with David Cameron and meet the Queen today during his one-day visit to Britain today. Here are a couple of things about the French president that won’t be on today’s agenda.
His partner was involved in a Twitter scandal
Last month, Valerie Trierweiler sent a tweet of “good luck” to Olivier Falorni which caused a political storm. He was fighting for a parliamentary seat in
by Anoosh Chakelian / 04 Jul 2012 10:48
“On the substance of the issue, there is no disagreement between us.” Friendly Dave reached out with imploring eyes to Ed Miliband across the House during PMQs today, beseeching co-operation in the guise of consensus on the public parliamentary inquiry he proposes to investigate the recent sordid skulduggery of our bankers.
The prime minister tried to sustain this language of consensus throughout his grilling from Miliband, who even earnestly joined in on occasion
by Anoosh Chakelian / 02 Jul 2012 17:10
Of all the clumsy linguistic flourishes that reverberate around the House of Commons on a daily basis, Labour MP and former Minister for Europe Denis MacShane’s deployment of “semi-pledging” today was by far the most resonant in light of David Cameron’s sudden inclination towards a referendum on the UK’s EU membership.
Because “semi” is the only way to describe it.
This latest turnaround does not even have the dignity of being called
by Anoosh Chakelian / 29 Jun 2012 14:17
It is a rather delicious televisual prospect - airing the dirty bespoke laundry of those all-texting, all-Bollinger-swilling bankers for the sake of innocuous British viewers and excitable headline writers to gawp and cringe. Oh, and for the sake of justice.
The parallels between the public probe into press standards and a would-be bankers’ inquiry are almost too pleasingly easy to draw.
There is the Murdochian baddie who refuses to resign, Barclays chief
by Ben Duckworth / 25 Jun 2012 14:28
Welfare forms 30 per cent of government expenditure. Any cuts to the safety net are deeply controversial and potential political dynamite. But when you promote sweeping cuts to benefits received by under-25s as the opening vision of what a Conservative government would do, then you’ve decided to really go for it.
by Francesca Preece / 20 Jun 2012 09:24
David Miliband has offered an olive branch to his former electoral sparring partner Ed by revealing that his brother could win the general election in 2015.
Who knew politicians had a sense of humour?
Perhaps David should replace Jimmy Carr, the new public enemy, on the 10 O'Clock Live after that classic gag.
Now I’m not much of a gambler but I don’t think the odds would be very favourable