President Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, is now going to spend his time in the UK working to get conservatives elected
|By: Jon Walker Saturday August 3, 2013 12:30 pm|
|By: Phoenix Woman Sunday March 10, 2013 7:00 am|
Wow. Less than three years after a narrow Tory victory in the 2010 elections — so narrow that the Tories’ banker friends had to threaten to downgrade the UK’s credit rating to keep Clegg and the LibDems from forming a government with Labour — the Tories are now spiraling into the dirt.
|By: Attaturk Friday May 4, 2012 1:30 am|
Voters in two countries that have had conservative governments impose austerity measures…and seen their economies struggle…have gone or are going to the polls. And not surprisingly, the governments are not doing well.
|By: Phoenix Woman Sunday June 20, 2010 5:00 pm|
The current meme in the BP-protecting Tory community, both here and across the ocean, is that President Obama, one of the most corporate-friendly US politicians around today, is an evil Brit-hating Socialist. The wagons are being circled and the propaganda flows like a broken oil well.
|By: Phoenix Woman Wednesday May 12, 2010 8:15 am|
I know, I know: David Cameron, the guy who overcame his privileged and cosseted upbringing, is the one who’s actually going to be living at that address. But the man who put Cameron at Number Ten Downing is a Frenchman named Baudoin Prot, the chief executive officer of BNP Paribas, a huge multinational banking firm — and Cameron and the Tories had better do as he says, or he can break them just as he made them.
|By: David Dayen Monday May 10, 2010 10:10 am|
Since the Conservative Party won the most MPs in the British elections last week, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has sought an alliance with the Tories in high-level talks. But Liberal Dem MPs have not fully endorsed the measure, seeking assurances that their key issues – many of which are at odds with the Conservatives – would get addressed in any power-sharing arrangement. Seeking the advantage, Labour has initiated talks with the Liberal Dems aimed at their own minority government coalition. And Labour leader Gordon Brown has added a new wrinkle to those negotiations by announcing that he will step down as Prime Minister.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 6, 2010 4:40 pm|
Polls are now closed in the United Kingdom, and the UK Guardian published an exit poll indicating that no party won a majority. So, there could be what is called a “hung parliament”–a House of Commons where no one party holds a majority of seats. In many parliamentary systems, this is not an unusual occurrence and results in a coalition government, but in two-party-dominated Britain, this could turn out to be a watershed event.