Wednesday, 12 May 2010

THE HOUSE OF CAMERON


David Cameron is the new Prime Minister, good riddance to Gordon Brown.
Since day one Brown, plotted to knock Tony Blair of his perch, regardless of the political fallout. Way back in 2006, when Blair announced his resignation as PM it was Brown pulling the strings and made sure he left not a day later.
Based on his record as PM, people should have no sympathy for the man. This country can do so much better. This nation deserves a leader with; resolve, character and honour everything that Brown failed to show during his authoritarian premiership. Not even in the final hours of his reign did he try and show some decency.

It appears that Nick Clegg will become the Deputy Prime Minister as result of the coalition agreement with the Tories. I have to say that I am uncomfortable having such an inept individual so close to the top. His actions of the last few days, although some would obviously think otherwise, have been nothing short of scandalous. I would hope he would do the honourable thing and resign his post, but I shouldn’t ask too much of man that seems to have the moral spine the size of a midget. He let the country drift perilously along while he was looking for the best deal for himself. I think that Clegg will bottle it and force an election on us in the not too distant future. I don’t happen to think that the Liberal Democrats are made for governing, merely to call out the sitting Prime Minister on social or ‘populist’ issues that are on the periphery of the electorates mindset.
Cameron will receive intelligence briefings and be forced to make tough calls that may be unpopular. Clegg will always be playing politics and will try to underscore Cameron at every turn, albeit subtly. It seems that the whole Blair vs. Brown thing is starting all over again.
They have announced that the next election will be May 2015; I don’t think this coalition will last anywhere close to that. I wouldn’t be going out on a limb if I said by January/ February 2011 we are back to the polls.

The jury will certainly be out on David Cameron.
He will have a lot of good will and initial support from most of the Commons. He must use this political capital wisely and not waste it like Obama did with Health Care in America. Use it to get comprehensive legislation through such as deep budget cuts, meaningful immigration reform and end the entitlement society. He should look to ensure that our foreign policy is funded properly and that everything possible is being done to prevent future terror attacks regardless of whether profiling is involved. He should stand up for the homeowner and change the law to be on the side of the victim. If the silent majority start to see a noticeable change on social issues, such as crime then his premiership will thrive.
Honestly, I happen to believe that Cameron is a lot like Obama where style rules over substance; however I am willing to be proven wrong and will give him the benefit of the doubt.
We will of course be watching closely the actions of Cameron and especially Clegg over the coming weeks and months and will be interested to see how events unfold. One thing is for certain and that is that this coalition is already on life support, it is only a question of when, not if, it collapses like a house of cards.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

THE LOSER TAKES IT ALL

I hope that Nick Clegg does not put together a deal with the Labour Party. Many have asked me of my thoughts on the potential deal that was being talked about last night and what effect it would have on the electorate.
The state of mind of the voters is very simple in my view. The ‘flowers and kisses’ policy of the Lib Dem’s, supported by Labour were slapped away on May 6 by the majority of voters.
All the talk of Amnesty for all illegal immigrants, redistribution of wealth of communist like proportions, massive reduction in defence spending and the end of the War on Terror were completely dismissed by the electorate.
Now, some people are saying as follows:
“Well, since there was no out right winner then it’s all up for grabs.” I say no! Have a look at the following tally:

Conservative 306 seats up by97

Labour 258 seats down by 91

Liberal Democrat 57 seats down by 5


Labour and the Liberals clearly lost this election the number of seats show that to be truth. The breakthrough election didn’t happen for Clegg, in addition, Labour were held in about as high regard as UKIP MEP Nigel Farage holds Herman Van Rompuy, the president of the EU. (Just out of interest; Farage said of him as follows: "[Van Rompuy has] all the charisma of a damp rag and the appearance of a low-grade bank clerk”)

What would a rainbow (Labour/Liberal) coalition mean for Britain? One word…. Chaos! The expense scandal in the last parliament was the final straw, folks have been disengaged for a while now but that treacherous way our elected MP’s behaved completely destroyed the soul of the electorate. A loser’s coalition which is what someone called it this morning would literary kill this country. Genuine law abiding citizens that only want the best will become further disillusioned with politics, the youngsters will lose interest, and retirees will not bother voting. An entire generation could become lost and turnout in coming elections may reach as low 30%.
This morning I had people on the phone literally spitting blood about this potential pact and I don’t blame them.
The reason why a Liberal/Conservative pact wasn’t agreed as early as Sunday is down to one simple thing: Nick Clegg. He has refused to stand firm in front of his 57 fellows MP’s and insist that this is the right thing for the country not party. He has refused to act on his election pledge to work for a new way politics/business is done. In essence he is holding this country to ransom for his baby electoral reform, this in spite of my previous warnings that this country is heading the same way as Greece. Imagine that? One individual is standing in the way of proper reforms taking place because of petulance about the voting system and his blinkered lust for power.
Sounds a lot like Gordon Brown to me. On that note, I would say that Gordon seems to have out done himself once again. Self interest has always been his primary objective and yesterday it was clear for all to see. If it was the last descent thing that he would do as Prime Minister it would have been to refuse to negotiate with Liberal Democrats and force Clegg into joining with Tories or insist that the Tories have a minority government. That would mean that Labour would go into the opposition, Brown would then resign and things can get moving. Instead he announced his resignation and informed us that formal talks had started with Clegg & Co. What kind of message does that send? It has thrown the entire game wide open and forced more delay which is badly affecting the stock market, causing a run on the Pound and damaging vital national interest.
There will be anarchy on the streets if a Lab/Lib government is formed. As a result an election will most likely be called for this autumn as it clearly wouldn’t be sustainable and more chaos will erupt.
I do hope that Clegg can man up, come to an agreement of some sorts with Cameron so this country can start moving forward. Once this is over and Cameron is Prime Minister, I think it would be wise for Nick Clegg to tender his resignation effective immediately. The last few days have awoken the public to what type of man and leader he really is. Good riddance I say!

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

anyone but Nick...

Is it just me or is this the most lacklustre “closest” British election ever?
I see 3 people David Cameron, Nick Clegg & Gordon Brown on television courting votes and promising anything and everything, yet not explain what that means and how they're going to achieve them.

I suppose I look at the leadership in a different light following 9/11. Faced with the most trying of circumstances that most people would shirk, you need a sense of courage, pride and unwavering belief in what you stand for. George W. Bush and Mayor Rudy Giuliani had to face that ugly truth following those dark days in September 2001. Since then, I have taken the issue of leadership very seriously.

Over the last few weeks many people have been swept up in the euphoria that is Nick Clegg. Following the 1st ITV leadership debate you would be mistaken in feeling that this was a one horse race. Clegg had a good debate, which says so little about Cameron and Brown. It also says quite a lot about the electorate who actually believe the idea of Clegg with any power may actually be a good thing.

A Clegg government will result in Amnesty for all illegal immigrants, redistribution of wealth of communist like proportions, a massive reduction in defence spending and the end of the War on Terror. All of the above is basically the same as the Labour party under Gordon Brown. Clegg will also adopt the Obama stance on Israel and insist on disarmament and onerous demands on the only democracy in the Middle East. Whilst I am generally concerned about his views on Israel, my one question to anyone who may be thinking about voting for Nick Clegg would be as follows:
In the next parliament, based on the naïve persistence and embarrassing diplomatic collapse of Obama and Brown; Iran and Mahmud Ahmadinejad will have an armed nuclear weapon. Do you feel comfortable knowing that Nick Clegg would be the guy to stare Hitler II in the face and do whatever is necessary to ensure that the weapon is destroyed and no harm is done to Britain?
I for one am terrified of that thought and think it will have disastorus consequences for the UK and the world. Make no mistake we are living in uncertain times, we need clear thinking from our elected leaders, not some wishy washy feel good liberalism.

Don’t get me wrong I have serious reservations about Cameron, like I do with Brown. To me Gordon Brown is now irrelevant and the Labour hierarchy are already planning for life after 10 Downing Street. In a past article I called out Brown for his blatant coup d'état of the Blair premiership and he is now getting his just rewards.

I believe that Britain is in serious trouble; its identity has been robbed by illegal immigration, unchecked power to Brussels, political correctness and lack of pride in her fundamental Judeo-Christian values. It is only a case of when, not if; that this country is consumed by the Debt that the last 13 years of Labour has burdened us with.
People like to quote the line “what happens in Greece stays in Greece”. If Nick Clegg and Labour are able to form a coalition on May 7th, then I sincerely believe that what happened in Greece will certaintly NOT stay in Greece.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Keep Israel Safe

Important(short)video for all concerned about the way Obama is dealing with the issue of Iran.