Just what is Cameron’s strategy in Europe? In fact, forget his strategy, just what is the PM’s basic logic when it comes to dealing with the European Union. After last week’s “fearless” yet fruitless stand against Junker, which saw the UK at odds with all but one other EU member state, it’s clearly time for change.
In Britain we have a growing epidemic of urgent debt caused by the reliance, from a cross-section of society, on pay-day lenders. It’s a dangerous spiral of need that is devastating some of the most vulnerable employees, households and communities throughout the country.
The problem is widely known, but the impact largely unmeasured.
When Parliament last Thursday said no to military action in Syria, it was a pivotal moment in asserting democratic values and demonstrating Labour’s commitment to the role of the UN in resolving this conflict.
With most western economies either stalled or contracting, there is an obvious need for action to promote a return to growth. My concern is that the very tool that Central Banks are using to improve liquidity in stagnating economies (Quantitative Easing) could actually be creating a brand new bubble.
In exactly three months from today, London (with the support of the rest of Britain) will welcome and host the 2012 Olympic Games. Many are excited by this prospect, while some are simply indifferent.
Last night Bradford West delivered a result that no political analyst predicted. This morning many were trying to find answers in the result and what it tells us about the current national political landscape, and some were even seeking answers regarding the leadership of the Labour party itself.
This is misplaced.