CHRISTIANITY is important to David Cameron: that is the clear message coming from Downing Street this morning. In a piece for the Church Times, the prime minister has announced that he wants Britain to be "more confident about our status...Show More Summary
David Cameron is doing God. He has followed up his comments about his faith at last week’s Downing Street reception with an article for The Church Times in which he… Continue reading The post David Cameron tells Britain to be ‘more confident about our status as a Christian country’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Décor flash sale site 55 Downing Street has announced Designer Must Haves events, featuring items curated by designers and bloggers. First up is Ashlina Kaposta of The Decorista. Her collection is available starting April 28. READ MORE »
The Sunday papers resound with the sound of Tory MPs thinking aloud about how to deal with ill-discipline: principally expenses and harassment. On harassment, the Sunday Times reports the 1922… Continue reading The post Downing Street has forgotten that its business is politics appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
A pair of gun-toting goons blitzed two men walking along a Brooklyn street early Saturday morning — wounding both, officials said. The unidentified duo shot off three to five rounds as they raced toward their victims near New Lots and Montauk Aves. in East New York at 2:20 a.m. — a surveillance camera picking up a muzzle flash from one man’s pistol as they chased their prey.
British Labour Leader Ed Miliband wants to be Prime Minister. So now he's in Israel, proclaiming his Jewish roots and lamenting rocket attacks from Gaza
Credits: Rob Stothard/Getty Images Alt Text: Sajid Javid arrives at Downing Street But the real winner from yesterday's Cabinet coup is George Osborne: will Boris ever catch up? Column The Mole Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 9:56am FORGET...Show More Summary
A partial defence of Downing Street. What on earth was the Downing Street political operation thinking? Maria Miller had been damaging the government for a week before she resigned. Almost single handedly, she’d ended a run of positive news coverage … Continued
Five days after that 32-second apology in the House of Commons, Maria Miller continues to generate awkward headlines. Speculation about the culture secretary's future won't go down well either in Downing Street or in the Wales Office. Show More Summary
A former Northern Irish Police Officer has claimed that Tony Blair’s Downing Street conspired to pervert the course of justice by requesting the release of two Irish Republican terror suspects, hours after they had been arrested for the attempted murder of a soldier. Show More Summary
David Cameron has been a competent and in many ways an underestimated prime minister, especially when dealing with domestic policy. However, he brought negligible experience of foreign affairs with him into Downing Street. As a result he has largely been out of his depth (and very easily swayed) in foreign policy. The latest example of [...]
The increasingly personal bickering between Cameron and Miliband went on today for most of the session. After a bad tempered set of formal exchanges—with Miliband branding Cameron ‘the dunce of Downing… Continue reading The post PMQs: Meet ‘the dunce of Downing Street’ and the ‘muppets’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
So farewell, Arnie Graf. The 70-year-old Chicago-based political activist who mentored a young Barack Obama, and pledged to sweep Ed Miliband into Downing Street with his unique brand of community organising has returned to the United States. “Arnie’s gone,” a member of the shadow cabinet told me yesterday. Actually, it may not be goodbye, but [...]
We approached the big black door of Number 10 Downing Street full of pride and a little trepidation. Someone pulled back the brass knocker and let it fall. Inside, the… Continue reading The post Inside the lonely world of ‘spadville’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
A brief geopolitical interlude to grapple with the Russian threat will not get in the way of what Downing Street intends to be a week devoted to the economy. David Cameron promoted his pension reforms at a Saga event in Peacehaven, Sussex, yesterday, before flying to Holland for the nuclear security summit. Today he will [...]
The Mail front page dominated by the budget pic.twitter.com/12d4hmPeqK — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) March 20, 2014 Time to be putting more money on the blues winning the Euros Downing Street will be delighted with the coverage that Osborne’s budget is getting in the papers this morning and my view is that we could start to […]
"Is there a rabbit in there?" the media shouted at the chancellor as he held up his red budget box outside No 11 Downing Street. There was. Yet, despite an awful lot of trying no-one guessed George Osborne's secret - a plan to radically...Show More Summary
It was all there. First the Chancellor held aloft the red box outside 11 Downing Street. Then the massed ranks of MPs assembled to cheer or guffaw his every announcement. The Chancellor gave his customary overview as to how the economy is doing (well, it so happens, with output forecast to rise 2.7 per cent [...]
In February 2014, letter bombs were sent to nine British Military recruitment offices over the course of three days. Londonderry postmarks, a coded message sent to a Northern Irish newspaper, and security forces at Downing Street all...Show More Summary
Downing Street is trying to play down Sayeeda Warsi’s Eton Mess stunt on The Agenda last night. Asked what his response to her decision to hold up a front page saying… Continue reading The post Number 10 plays down Warsi Eton Mess stunt appeared first on Spectator Blogs.