Here is Call Me Dave and Boris – the morning after Boris won and Dave lost. But, and this is the big question, what are they saying? My best guess is Dave is saying “Look, over there lies Downing Street. One day it will be yours if only you bow down and obey me….”
Well then, turns out London will remain a beacon of Conservative blue rather than the “beacon for Islam” promised by Red Ken Livingstone. YES – as confidently predicted here some days ago Boris Johnson managed to buck the trend seen across the rest of Great Britain and retain the position of London Mayor for the Conservative Party. The question is – HOW?
London is a left leaning city, like most major capital cities yet it has elected a Conservative Mayor for a second term. Is this because unlike Cameron, Boris is untainted with toxic Lib-Dem associations? The Lib-Dem candidate, the posturing Brian Paddick, finished in FOURTH place in London, a remarkably bad performance which hopefully will see him off. Labour are benefiting from the collapse of the Lib-Dem vote and I am not remotely surprised. These liberals are a protest Party and the minute they formed the Coalition Government they had to make actual decisions which did not conform to their idylls. Half the sandal-wearing yogurt eating hippies that form the base will run a million miles from reality and so they flock to the utopian nonsense retailed by Labour.
But back to Boris. He won, and he won despite the biased media, and in particular the BBC, portraying him as a bumbling toff. The thing about Boris is that he has a genuine streak of Conservatism about him. He is the man who calls for more tax cuts – gasp, horror! He is the man who has insisted on a degree of genuine fiscal rectitude in the London budget – shock horror! Could the message be that when Conservatives detach themselves from Lib-Dems and act as Conservatives, they have more appeal?
Cameron thinks not. He seems determined to facilitate the Lib-Dem agenda of gay marriage and changing the House of Lords and to hell with the electoral consequences. Well, as he has seen, the consequences are a meltdown in his core support.
I was invited onto the BBC last night to discuss the low turnout (turns out they didn’t want me as I was saying the wrong thing) One of my points was that this odd hybrid Coalition which is neither one thing or another is turning voters off! They can’t be bothered to come out. I salute the 68% that DID NOT vote, although am glad that at least ONE Conservative did win.
Wonder if you saw this video produced by the government of Argentina showing one of its country’s athletes training for the upcoming Olympic Games on “Argentine soil” in the Falkland Islands? By way of response, I believe that there will be Belgrano celebration cruise with tickets available at the Cenotaph in Port Stanley…
Here is one dedicated to the voices of strength represented by so many on here lately about the upcoming conflict with Iran I give you what is in your mind and attitude.
and here is the reality of today’s 7th Cavalry and the feelings inside more Americans than you dare to imagine, we will not go silently into the night.
The Weakness of Obama has had many consequences, none of our allies trust us, and none of our enemies fear us. I won’t even mention this administrations aiding and abiding terrorists in the middle east.
The Day after his Surrender Speech in Kabul where he signed an agreement to sign an agreement, because he can’t do anything else about extended troop commitment or creating treaties with out Congress. The only thing he can do is continue to NOT allow our troops to fight, decrease their effective numbers, while discharging 120,000 to the unemployment line after cutting their medical benefits. While he celebrates flying into Osama’s compound and personally shooting him in the head.
With all this amazing show of Strength and Military Prowess quivering with fear from Super O The Russians Threaten War.
Russia threatens to strike NATO missile defense sites
“A decision to use destructive force pre-emptively will be taken if the situation worsens,” Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov said at an international missile defense conference in Moscow attended by senior U.S. and NATO officials.
The threat comes as talks about the missile defense system, which the U.S. and its allies insist is aimed at Iranian missiles, appear to have stalled.
“We have not been able to find mutually acceptable solutions at this point, and the situation is practically at a dead end,” Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said.
Ellen Tauscher, the U.S. special envoy for strategic stability and missile defense, insisted the talks about NATO plans for a missile defense system using ground-based interceptor missiles stationed in Poland, Romania and Turkey were not stalemated.
But she acknowledged Wednesday that the recent elections in Russia and the upcoming elections in the U.S. make it “pretty clear that this is a year in which we’re probably not going to achieve any sort of a breakthrough.”
She reiterated that the U.S.-built system, still in development, is being designed to shoot down Iranian intermediate-range missiles aimed at Europe, not Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
Russian officials insist that the system has the capability to shoot down their ICBMs, thus robbing their nuclear deterrent of its credibility and destabilizing the Cold War-era balance of mutually assured destruction.
Neither the State Department nor the Pentagon had any immediate comment on the Russian threat Thursday.
It’s always nice when I can hook two stories from either side of the Pond.
Newt Gingrich has finally abandoned ship and bailed out of the race to get the GOP nomination for the Presidency. I have been surprised he has stayed in as long as he has, when it is obvious he had no chance of winning. We all know it’s going to Romney. I did like this summation from Gingrich. He said November’s election offered a choice between Mr Romney and Barack Obama, “the most radical, leftist president in American history”. That’s certainly the case, but it’s a choice between bad and even worse in my view. Still, Americans will make the decision and it is said that people get the political representatives they deserve.
Meanwhile, today will see the electorate in London go to the poll to elect a Mayor. It’s my view that the Conservative somewhat eccentric Boris Johnson will win, again, and we see the UK’s most well know Newt-lover, Ken Livingstone defeated. Time has moved on and despite his appeal to Islam (Remember “turning London into a beacon for Islam?) he will lose. That will be good for London.