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17:15 // 16 hours ago
August 30, 2013
When the British parliament blocked military action in Syria, newspapers in the country were forced to make quick changes as a result—as the announcement came well after their deadlines. Here’s how things changed.

When the British parliament blocked military action in Syria, newspapers in the country were forced to make quick changes as a result—as the announcement came well after their deadlines. Here’s how things changed.

8:45 // 7 months ago
August 7, 2013

Let us realize that in fact, sport is cultural. It does not exist in a bubble outside society or politics. The idea that sport and politics don’t connect is worse than disingenuous, worse than stupid. It is wickedly, willfully wrong. Everyone knows politics interconnects with everything for “politics” is simply the Greek for ‘to do with the people’.

An absolute ban on the Russian Winter Olympics of 2014 on Sochi is simply essential. Stage them elsewhere in Utah, Lillyhammer, anywhere you like. At all costs Putin cannot be seen to have the approval of the civilised world.

He is making scapegoats of gay people, just as Hitler did Jews. He cannot be allowed to get away with it.

Stephen Fry • In an open letter, published via his personal website on Wednesday, to British Prime Minister David Cameron and all other members of the International Olympic Committee, imploring the IOC to relocate the 2014 Winter Olympics in the wake of Russia’s vow to uphold the country’s new anti-gay laws when athletes from around the globe travel to Sochi next year. source
17:08 // 8 months ago
June 17, 2013
reuterspictures:

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron (L) welcomes Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, with a kiss, to the Lough Erne golf resort where the G8 summit is taking place in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
Inside the G8

They’re kissing in public because the NSA has intercepted their private communications so might as well right

reuterspictures:

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron (L) welcomes Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, with a kiss, to the Lough Erne golf resort where the G8 summit is taking place in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland

Inside the G8

They’re kissing in public because the NSA has intercepted their private communications so might as well right

16:47 // 10 months ago
January 18, 2013
The Algerian hostage crisis isn’t over yet, Cameron says: Speaking to the House of Commons this morning, British Prime Minister David Cameron described the crisis as an “ongoing operation,” with Algerian forces working to capture the suspects, along with at least some of the hostages. “This is a large and complex site and they are still pursuing terrorists and possibly some of the hostages,” Cameron was quoted as saying. Exact numbers haven’t been verified at this point, and multiple sources are reporting different things. Cameron noted the British government’s frustration that the Algerian government started their mission without consulting British officials. (They offered their help, which the Algerians declined.)

The Algerian hostage crisis isn’t over yet, Cameron says: Speaking to the House of Commons this morning, British Prime Minister David Cameron described the crisis as an “ongoing operation,” with Algerian forces working to capture the suspects, along with at least some of the hostages. “This is a large and complex site and they are still pursuing terrorists and possibly some of the hostages,” Cameron was quoted as saying. Exact numbers haven’t been verified at this point, and multiple sources are reporting different things. Cameron noted the British government’s frustration that the Algerian government started their mission without consulting British officials. (They offered their help, which the Algerians declined.)

8:34 // 1 year ago
January 3, 2013
Argentina’s Latest Plea for the Falkland Islands
Here’s a trouble-stirring letter sent by Argentinian president Cristina Kirchner to British Prime Minister David Cameron. If you’ll remember, the U.K. maintains control of the Falkland Islands, which the country gained control of 180 years ago and Kirchner calls the Malvinas Islands. 31 years ago, the two countries went to war over the land, with the U.K. winning. British officials claim that the island’s residents have chosen to be British.

Argentina’s Latest Plea for the Falkland Islands

Here’s a trouble-stirring letter sent by Argentinian president Cristina Kirchner to British Prime Minister David Cameron. If you’ll remember, the U.K. maintains control of the Falkland Islands, which the country gained control of 180 years ago and Kirchner calls the Malvinas Islands. 31 years ago, the two countries went to war over the land, with the U.K. winning. British officials claim that the island’s residents have chosen to be British.

8:42 // 1 year ago
December 9, 2012
You vacillate, ambivalent about the role you wish to perform – the disciple of David or Nero. With such a contradiction between your statements and actions, on what basis can you expect anyone – Christians in particular – to trust or respect you?
Joseph Devine, the Bishop of Motherwell • Ripping British Prime Minister David Cameron for his supportive stance on gay marriage, and calling Cameron “out of his depth” for his stance on the issue — as well as his lack of support on moves by Christians approaching the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to demand their right to wear the cross. “So far as the Roman Catholic Church … is concerned, you are out of your depth. We will take no finger-prodding lectures from anyone or any group devoid of moral competence,” Devine said. That last statement is odd: Devine is significantly more out of his depth than Cameron is.
11:59 // 1 year ago
July 26, 2012

UK officials not amused by Mitt Romney’s Olympic criticism

  • comment Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney ruffled a few feathers in the UK on Wednesday, after he was critical of labor issues that have surfaced ahead of the 2012 Olympics in London.
  • response Prime Minister David Cameron responded by admitting it was certainly more difficult to host the Games in one of the busiest cities in the world than it was to host them “in the middle of nowhere.”
  • retreat Romney dialed it back in later comments on the matter, saying the host nations would always face labor issues, but  they’re overshadowed by athletes’ “demonstrations of courage, character, and determination.” source

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15:53 // 1 year ago
June 14, 2012
I am so rooting for you tomorrow not just as a personal friend but because professionally we’re definitely in this together. Speech of your life? Yes, he Cam!
Former News International exec Rebekah Brooks • In a text message to current British Prime Minister David Cameron, on the brink of a speech Cameron was about to make at a Conservative Party conference. News International had to hand over the text messages between the two as part of the Leveson Inquiry that grew out of the company’s phone-hacking scandal. It’s been a fun one so far, with such luminaries as Tony Blair (who also had a tight relationship with Brooks) and Rupert Murdoch being forced to testify. Today was Cameron’s turn.
11:33 // 1 year ago
June 11, 2012
reuters:

Prime Minister David Cameron accidentally left his daughter behind in a country pub after a Sunday lunch with friends following a mix-up over which car she was meant to be going home in, his Downing Street office said on Monday.
Cameron was swiftly reunited with 8-year-old Nancy, one of his three young children, but the incident will add fuel to critics who accuse him of being overly fond of relaxing, or “chillaxing” as he has called it, when not dealing with affairs of state.
Its disclosure in the Sun newspaper has the potential to embarrass Cameron, coming on the day the government launched a fresh drive to tackle “problem families” who lead chaotic lives and cost taxpayers millions of pounds in policing and welfare costs.
Cameron and his wife Samantha only discovered their eldest child was missing when they returned to their official country residence, Chequers in Buckinghamshire, 40 miles northwest of London.
READ MORE: British PM Cameron leaves daughter behind in pub 

This sounds like something Hugh Grant would do. Seriously, this could’ve been a deleted scene in “Love, Actually.”

reuters:

Prime Minister David Cameron accidentally left his daughter behind in a country pub after a Sunday lunch with friends following a mix-up over which car she was meant to be going home in, his Downing Street office said on Monday.

Cameron was swiftly reunited with 8-year-old Nancy, one of his three young children, but the incident will add fuel to critics who accuse him of being overly fond of relaxing, or “chillaxing” as he has called it, when not dealing with affairs of state.

Its disclosure in the Sun newspaper has the potential to embarrass Cameron, coming on the day the government launched a fresh drive to tackle “problem families” who lead chaotic lives and cost taxpayers millions of pounds in policing and welfare costs.

Cameron and his wife Samantha only discovered their eldest child was missing when they returned to their official country residence, Chequers in Buckinghamshire, 40 miles northwest of London.

READ MORE: British PM Cameron leaves daughter behind in pub 

This sounds like something Hugh Grant would do. Seriously, this could’ve been a deleted scene in “Love, Actually.”

10:56 // 1 year ago