Downing Street has released the following statement from David Cameron: ‘A great light has gone out in the world. Nelson Mandela was a towering figure in our time; a legend… Continue reading The post David Cameron pays tribute to Nelson Mandela appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
THE Financial Times has a nice article about the growing criticisms of Alistair Darling’s leadership of the “Better Together” campaign. The article quotes a “very senior Tory figure” and a “Downing Street source” to the effect that Mr Darling is an uninspiring, “comatose” leader of the campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom. Show More Summary
David Cameron is planning a huge web offensive against internet 'extremists', Downing Street has told The Kernel. But how wide will the net be cast, and who gets to decide what's extremist, asks Lewis Parker.
Sir John Major was beginning to make a habit of embarrassing Downing Street: by suggesting windfall taxes on energy companies and denouncing private school cliques. But he was on his… Continue reading The post Ground control to Major John appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Samantha Cameron is the Conservative Party’s secret weapon. Photogenic. Confident. Engaging. As one Downing Street insider said: “Sam Cam is worth two opinion poll points to us all on her own.” But is the secret weapon about to be decommissioned? It would appear that Mrs Cameron is pushing back on attempts by Tory strategists to [...]
Mitchell v. News Group Newspapers 27 November 2013, CA read judgment We all know the story about how Andrew Mitchell MP may, or may not, have tried to barge past policeman in Downing Street with the memorable phrase “you’re f…ing plebs”. Like a lot of good stories, it may not be true, and like a lot of […]
The following statement was made by British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, on September 30, 1938 in front of #10 Downing Street, London, after his arrival home from the notorious Munich Conference of 1938. We, the German Fuhrer...Show More Summary
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton NoisyRoom.net My good friends, this is the second time in our history that there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Show More Summary
Six and a half years after Gordon Brown finally badgered Tony Blair out of Downing Street, the relationship between these two men still dominates British politics. Why? Because David Cameron… Continue reading The post How the warring ghosts of Blair and Brown still haunt their successors appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
"Get rid of all the green crap" David Cameron has told his aides. According to today's Sun, at any rate. I'm sure Lynton Crosby will be delighted – even if Downing Street has subsequently issued a careful statement saying that this doesn't sound like the kind of language the Prime Minister would use. So that's [...]
A few weeks ago it was iPads banned from the UK’s No. 10 Downing Street due to spying fears, and now Apple products will start disappearing from the German parliament too. The reason is concern about NSA eavesdropping, with Germany’s two … Read more ›
Nick Boles thinks Generation Y can't understand Tories, but is he right? Column The Mole LAST UPDATED AT 10:34 ON Wed 20 Nov 2013 DOWNING STREET has announced that David Cameron has full confidence in Nick Boles, the Tory planning minister,...Show More Summary
Are Generation Y more conservative than Boles realises? Research shows their support growing Column The Mole LAST UPDATED AT 10:34 ON Wed 20 Nov 2013 DOWNING STREET has announced that David Cameron has full confidence in Nick Boles,Show More Summary
Henry G Manson on Ed and Dave’s big gambles These last few months have witnessed David Cameron and Ed Miliband place a sizeable political wager against each other, with the keys to Downing Street at stake. The Conservative leader believes the economy will show positive signs of recovery by 2015 and enough indication that the […]
If you're in London tomorrow night Covent Garden looks like the place to be. Well, if you're a surfer, and you're in London, that is. That's because tomorrow evening the Patagonia Covent Garden store kicks off the London Surf Film.....
Apple’s iPad caused a security concern last week at 10 Downing Street. In an article published by the Mail on Sunday (which reached us from Cult of Mac), the bizarre situation is outlined. The publication explains that during last week’s Cabinet meeting, a handful of iPads had been left in No. Show More Summary
Liberal Democrat MPs Mark Hunter, MP for Cheadle, and Andrew Stunell, MP for Hazel Grove, today delivered a petition with nearly 1,500 signatures calling on the Government to give people the power to say no to nuisance sale phone calls. Residents from across Cheadle and Hazel Grove have been signing the petition over the last […]
So let’s join the dots a little on yesterday’s crash landing on the planning bill. [Focus people, focus - Ed]. This was the bill intended to fix set up the Enterprise Zones that were so critical to the Downing Street package of cash agreed just before the G8 with David Cameron. That was on 14th […]
One man who isn’t on message at the start of the government’s economy week is Justin Welby, who has been warning against excessive jubilation at the end of this week… Continue reading The post Justin Welby and the Downing Street grid appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The coalition wants this week to be all about the GDP figures, out on Friday. As I say in the Mail on Sunday, Downing Street is confident that they’ll show… Continue reading The post Is it still the economy, stupid? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.