Posts tagged ‘Thatcher’

August 15, 2011

Who’s To Blame?

In the aftermath of the riots, I do wish the political point scoring by both parties would just stop.  Whilst crisis often offers the opposition party an opportunity to make political impressions,  does every news programme or media discussion on the riots have to be based on one party having a go at the other? I feel in this case neither party can wash their hands of the problem behind the riots. Hasn’t today’s generation of looters been exposed to both party’s ideologies over the past 20 years?

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May 25, 2011

The Essential Relationship

President Obama’s speech today at Westminster Hall to British Parliament praised the relationship between USA and UK as “one of the oldest and strongest alliances the world has ever known”.  Both leaders have refrained from calling this alliance a special relationship, as their predecessors have, but an “essential” one. A relationship based on co-dependence where both leaders have come of age and are seeing eye to eye on foreign policies, especially The Middle East.

As I watched Cameron and Obama playing table tennis yesterday, I wondered whether their relationship was of the same calibre of JK Kennedy and MacMillan, Thatcher and Reagan, Bush and Blair.

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