Articles tagged with David Cameron
14 Jun 2012 09:35
David Cameron has finished giving evidence. The inquiry will return on Monday 25th June.
Summary of evidence today:
Cameron acknowledges that the any new regulatory system should be independent with statutory backing and must be easily accessible to more vulnerable victims.
Drawing on his experience at Carlton, Cameron says he recognises that both newspapers shouldn't have the same regulatory framework as television because they are both different.
by Caroline Crampton / 12 Jun 2012 11:30
When Barack Obama visited last year, David Cameron famously joined him at the grill to do the meat for a Downing Street barbeque.
But now, it seems, our PM has actually had a burger named after him by a restaurant in Split, Croatia.
Alongside 'the Charlie Sheen' and 'the Elvis Presley', the restaurant now features 'the David Cameron special' - a simple burger with lettuce and tomato that the menu claims
by Amber Elliott / 06 Jun 2012 09:28
On Monday, prime minister David Cameron sat in the comfy seats for the Queen's Jubilee concert.
And while the royal box may have protected him from enthusiastic, rain-drenched flag-wavers, his parliamentary posterior is less sheltered.
As one MP put it to me: "He is approaching squeaky bum time."
While this might be overstating the point, I have encountered two MPs in recent weeks who have voiced their interest in standing in
by Will Emkes / 30 May 2012 11:45
David Cameron recently gave a speech in Chicago where he spoke of ‘reinventing government’. This Thatcher-like rhetoric is a sign of the PM’s desperation to exercise leadership, and stay in control of both the party and country. Unlike Lady Thatcher, Cameron lacks an alternative vision for government and consequently such fiery speeches lack coherence. A year on from the emergency budget and spending review it is becoming abundantly clear that public opinion has slowly
by Sadie Smith / 21 May 2012 12:07
I’ve often thought that there should be a flow-diagram issued to all new MPs to assist them in predicting how the press and the public will criticise them with respect to any given circumstance.
You’re not in the Chamber? So you’re probably loafing around the subsidised Commons bars chatting up interns. You are in the Chamber? Huh, alright for some. You should be in your constituency listening and helping with the concerns of
by Amber Elliott / 21 May 2012 09:31
We've been under the impression that David Cameron first began to explore the idea of a coalition with the Lib Dems in those first few tentative days after 6 May 2010.
But a new book, Cameron: Practically a Conservative, suggests that Oliver Letwin, William Hague, Ed Llewellyn and George Osborne first met to discuss the idea as early as 18 April.
According to authors Francis Elliott and James Hanning, Cameron agreed to
by Richard Darlington / 21 May 2012 09:02
Who is the real David Cameron? Is he the heir to Blair or to Thatcher? After two years in Downing Street, the true intentions of the prime minister remain a mystery. Is he a principled true believer or a power-hungry pragmatist? And is coalition the source of his strength or the cause of his weakness?
This dilemma is the topic of an extended essay in the new IPPR quarterly journal -
by Tom Rollins / 17 May 2012 10:38
European politicians are apparently bracing for when – not if – the Greeks leave the euro.
It was up to the prime minister to re-draw the lines of debate on the economy, after alluding to the “make up…or breakup” position of the eurozone in yesterday’s PMQs.
Speaking in Manchester this morning, Mr Cameron said: “Either Europe has a committed, stable, successful eurozone with an effective firewall, well
by Tom Rollins / 16 May 2012 15:46
David Cameron must take pains not to add to his list of grievances after David Davis set out his opposition to government proposals to introduce secret courts into British justice.
While Davis is defending a key principle in our legal system, there may be more here than meets the eye. Let’s not forget, the Haltemprice and Howden MP is also a former contender for the top job in the Conservative Party.
by Emma Burnell / 15 May 2012 11:55
It’s reshuffle time again. Let joy in Westminster be uncontained. Rumours abound. Who’s up? Who’s down? Who’s in, out or sideways?
For Labour questions include the unlikely Will this be a glorious leftist revolution? and the more likely Will it be steady as she goes? The coalition have more to worry about right now. Does Cameron have enough women in the Tory Party to move Theresa May, Cheryl Gillan, Baroness Warsi
by Alexander Wickham / 10 May 2012 08:58
We have reached endgame. Over the next two days the Leveson Inquiry hears evidence from Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks, testimony that – if you believe an increasing number of commentators – could be hugely damaging to David Cameron.
Over the weekend the former editor of The Sun, Kelvin MacKenzie, revealed that he had placed a £1,000 bet on the prime minister to be gone by the end of the year. This
by Caroline Crampton / 09 May 2012 16:08
Ed Miliband’s detractors, whether from other parties or inside his own, will try and chalk his strong performance responding the Queen’s Speech this afternoon up to the latitude afforded by opposition. It is easier to oppose than to govern, they will say, so it’s no wonder that the Labour leader bested the prime minister.
And that’s true, in part, but not in whole. The relative merits of government and opposition aside, Ed Miliband