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The Absurdity of David Cameron

May 9, 2016

Hopefully there will be some blogging over the course of the next month or so here on allthatsleft about the forthcoming EU Referendum.  But to lay my cards on the table straight away, I am going to be voting Remain, without equivocation or doubt.   There is a lot wrong with the EU, but none of […]

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Week 5: Prat – David Cameron

January 31, 2016

Our prat of the week award goes to David Cameron for stating at PMQs that the refugees in Calais were nothing more than a “bunch of migrants.” David Cameron has a CV stuffed full of Bullingdon Club sneering gaffs. Whether it is “swarm” or “bunch” of migrants; “terrorist sympathisers”; “calm down dear” or allegedly sticking […]

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Week 52: Villain – David Cameron

December 29, 2015

Our final 2015 villain of the week award goes to David Cameron for a multitude of villainy – for his rambling Christmas ‘Christian nation’ Christmas message; going to Rupert Murdoch’s Christmas party like the hacking scandal had never happened; issuing a Knighthood to Lynton Crosby and arrogantly traipsing around flood hit Britain offering soundbites about […]

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2015: A Year in Review

December 20, 2015

As we reach the fag end days of 2015, it is time to over indulge, be merry and share some artery clogging treats with our loved ones. It is also a time to take stock and reflect on what has been a tumultuous and at times dispiritingly confusing year. Welcome to our Christmas circular review […]

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Week 43: Villain – David Cameron

October 25, 2015

Our villain of the week is David Cameron – for a number of different reasons:- i) taking delight in the working tax credit cuts at PMQs ii) English Votes for English Laws (EVEL) – effectively sounding the alarm bell for the end of the Union. iii) Considering suspending the House of Lords if they vote […]

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Week 39: Prat – David Cameron

September 27, 2015

Our prat of the week award goes to our Prime Minister, David Cameron, for allegedly performing an obscene act involving his penis and a dead pig’s head. What people find both appalling and amusing in equal measure is that fact that this sordid little tale of David Cameron’s student days is actually believable. Here is […]

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What Pig-gate really tells us about David Cameron

September 23, 2015

According to a book authorised by Lord Ashcroft and written by Isabel Oakeshott, David Cameron may have performed an obscene act on a dead pig’s head while attending a braying toffs-only private members club at Oxford University. Who knows if this is true. But, the reason that this sordid little story received so much coverage […]

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Week 20: Villain – David Cameron

May 17, 2015

This Week’s Villain of the Week Award goes to Prime Minister, David Cameron for setting the grim tone of the next 5 years Back in 2004 when George W Bush was re-elected for a second term over John Kerry in a closely fought and in the end narrow election, he declared that he had ‘political […]

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Beware the Conservative Will To Power

May 3, 2015

We are now only 5 days away from the election and the polls remain more or less neck and neck, or at least such that another hung parliament is almost certain with neither the Tories or Labour coming close to the 323 seats necessary to form a government on their own (323 being the de […]

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Labour’s Options Narrow As Nick Clegg Sides With The Tories

April 24, 2015

Two developments today have strengthened Tory hands. The first and least surprising was Nigel Farage confirming that UKIP were ‘no longer neutral’ over who is to be Prime Minister and calling for a Tory-UKIP pact to ensure that David Cameron is.   Although hardly a shock there had been, at one point at least, a sense […]

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Why the Tory Scaremongering About the SNP isn’t Ending Anytime Soon

April 20, 2015

Having not got much traction with their initial ploy of going directly after Ed Miliband – which veered from portraying him as an uber-geek to a Terry-Thomas style ladies’ man, the Tories have bet their house on going after Ed Miliband through the proxy of the SNP.    It has felt as if they (and their […]

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Week 16: Prat – David Cameron

April 19, 2015

This Week’s Prat of the Week award goes to (the hopefully for not much longer) Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday saw the final debate of this election campaign. It was also only the second debate. The debate was remarkable as being on contested only by the 5 main opposition party leaders. There was no David […]

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The Battle for Number 10: Paxman Wins Round One

March 27, 2015

The election campaign has begun. The parliamentary term of 2010-2015 has come to a close. Retiring MPs like Jack Straw, Gordon Brown, Jeremy Browne, Malcolm Bruce, Tessa Jowell and Brooks Newmark gave their farewell valedictory speeches in the House of Commons. So it is a goodnight and good luck to the good, the bad and […]

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I Agree With Nick: Scrap PMQs

March 25, 2015

I really never thought I’d find myself agreeing with Nick Clegg over anything but his call a few months back for the weekly pantomime of Prime Ministers Questions to be scrapped was absolutely spot on.  Today saw the last clash between David Cameron and Ed Miliband before the election.  The Tories used it to wrong […]

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David Cameron Issues the Longest Resignation in Political History

March 24, 2015

Picture the scene. Two Etonian old boys chewing the fat (or rather the sun blushed tomatoes, artisan bread and quails eggs) in a chic country abode in the Cotswolds. Both men are quite relaxed in each other’s Born to Rule company. Perhaps a little too relaxed. Like a scene from something out of a Richard […]

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Week 10: Prat – David Cameron

March 8, 2015

David Cameron is this week’s winner of our prat award for coming across as a blue chicken (or cock) for his continued playing of silly buggers with the broadcasters over the TV debates. David Cameron is our Prime Minister. As such, he should willingly stand up and defend his record over the past five years […]

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Week 5: Prat – David Cameron

February 3, 2015

Last Week’s (belated) Prat of the Week Award goes to Prime Minister, David Cameron for his continued desperate attempts to find excuses not to take part in the debates David Cameron’s calculation has been that the debates can only be bad for him. He is in the fortunate position (and this really does tell us […]

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Week 3: Villain – David Cameron

January 18, 2015

This Week’s Villain of the Week Prime Minister David Cameron for using the the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks as  a pretext for yet more security legislation One of the worst aspects of the Tony Blair government was its authoritarianism.  From the moment of 9/11 onwards, that administration passed a seemingly endless stream of laws that […]

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Week 2: Chicken – David Cameron MP

January 14, 2015

In preparation for this year’s general election, I am launching a new category to add to our usual heroes, villains and prats of the week. The Prime Minister is a fitting inaugural winner of our new Chicken of the Week award. I dare say the other parties will have their turns too as we get closer […]

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Villain of the Year Award 2014

January 4, 2015

It is now time to announce the hotly contested Allthatsleft Villain of the Year Award for 2014. Previous winners are David Cameron (2010), Bashar Assad (2011), Benjamin Netanyahu (2012) and Iain Duncan Smith (2013). It has been another prime year for villainy not least from this odious government, ever willing to do everything it can […]

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EU Money and Bullshit

October 28, 2014

Although you have to admire the mischief-making timing of the demand from the EU for a further £1.7 billion from the UK, David Cameron’s foot-stomping red in the face outrage is so overdone as to be laughable. If only we had a less credulous press. Let’s take a run through the process. Contributions to EU […]

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The Debates Debate

October 22, 2014

Last week the broadcasters collectively put together a proposal for leader debates for next May’s general election.   The proposal is for three debates.  The first is to involve David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage.  The second a debate (along the lines of those in 2010) between Cameron, Miliband and Clegg and finally […]

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The Tories and the End of the Rule of Law

October 3, 2014

As you might have noticed there has been stunned silence on this blog for the last few days.   A silence caused to some considerable degree of the rightward leap of the Conservative Party we have witnessed and the now truly terrifying prospect of a post-2015 David Cameron led government.   No one can say (as perhaps […]

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Week 38: Villain – David Cameron

September 22, 2014

This Week’s Villain of the Week is Prime Minister David Cameron for making the Scottish independence vote all about the Tory Party’s self-interest In the midst of a panic in the run up to the independence referendum vote and having been given a lifeline by the intervention of Gordon Brown, the three party leaders offered […]

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#936: 1959, Dinah Washington, What A Diff’rence A Day Makes

September 20, 2014

To get the votes the No campaign needed in the referendum on Thursday, the three Westminster leaders signed a pledge on the front page of the Daily Record to give Scotland more power to run its own affairs, and for that process to start the day after the referendum. None of this was thought through. […]

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If Scotland Votes ‘Yes’ on Thursday, What Next? #1 The Rest of the United Kingdom

September 16, 2014

  As I wrote last week my own view is that Thursday night’s vote is likely to return a narrow No win. Nothing has happened since I wrote that post, to change my mind.  Indeed save for one ICM on-line poll at the weekend with a smaller than usual sample size, every poll, since the […]

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Devo-Max Would Have Stopped Independence In Its Tracks

September 8, 2014

As the entire pro-unionist Westminster establishment scrabbles  desperately around in an almost open state of panic having suddenly woken up on Saturday night (when the Yougov poll placing ‘Yes’ in the lead for the first time was published) to the fact that Scotland might actually vote to break away from the rest of the UK, […]

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Is David Cameron’s Legacy Going To Be A Conservative Party Break Up Over Europe?

September 6, 2014

In my teen years back in the 1980s the Tories under Thatcher seemed completely invincible. They were united, ideological driven and had a vociferous right wing press in lock step with them. It was no surprise that they were the most successful political party in the western world (as we were constantly told). Those years […]

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David Cameron Wags The Dog

August 29, 2014

David Cameron has had a very bad week.  It began with Boris Johnson confirming that he would seek the Conservative nomination for the safe London seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip.   Boris would not be bothering to do so unless he thought there were good chance that the Tories will lose the election, so that […]

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Week 34: Prat – David Cameron

August 25, 2014

This Week’s Prat of the Week Award goes to Prime Minister David Cameron for yet another absurd holiday photo op while the world goes to hell in a handbag David Cameron likes a holiday enough to have had two this summer.  But there is one thing that David Cameron likes even more than a holiday […]

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