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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 tells Britain to be ‘more confident about our status as a Christian country’

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.

55 Downing Street Launches Blogger/Designer Curated Sales — Design News

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 »

Downing Street has forgotten that its business is politics

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.

VIDEO: Brooklyn gunmen fire wildly while chasing men down street

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.

For Miliband, the road to 10 Downing Street runs through Jerusalem and Sderot

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

Sajid Javid, 'more Thatcherite than Thatcher', tipped for top

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

Miller’s lossing: Five defences of No 10s total incompetence

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

Those Maria Miller for Wales rumours

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

Blair's Downing Street Accused of Conspiring to Pervert the Course of Justice Over Terrorist Release

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

The Muslim Brotherhood: Why is Cameron taking orders from bloodstained generals and playboy princes?

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 [...]

PMQs: Meet ‘the dunce of Downing Street’ and the ‘muppets’

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.

Has Labour ditched Arnie Graf, the Obama guru who was supposed to win them the election?

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 [...]

Inside the lonely world of ‘spadville’

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.

The Clegg-Farage showdown could seriously damage the PM

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 [...]

Osborne’s budget is a narrative changer that could have the same effect on the polls as his October 2007 move on IHT

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 […]

Budget 2014: Targeting UKIP?

"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

Budget 2014: Why George Osborne should have stayed at home

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 [...]

VICE News: Free Derry: The IRA Drug War

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

Number 10 plays down Warsi Eton Mess stunt

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.

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