Browsing All posts tagged under »David Cameron«

Cabinet Reshuffle – Cameron’s new team in full

September 4, 2012


written by Robert Pollard So, David Cameron’s first major reshuffle has taken place and it all looks like more of a mess than before he meddled. There are a number of baffling decisions. Firstly, what is Jeremy Hunt’s promotion all about? Let’s not forget, this is a man who was caught out having vested interests […]

The philistines are at the gates

April 17, 2012


written by Rob Pollard – an edited version originally appeared in New Statesman Stewart Lee, Martin Parr and Hayden Thorpe discuss the coalition’s policy for the arts. With growing opposition to the proposed NHS reforms, and increasing uncertainty  of the government’s economic policy, it is clear that David Cameron is floundering. As his health secretary […]

Darling leads criticism of Goodwin decision

February 3, 2012


written for New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard Former Labour Chancellor disapproves of government move. The decision to strip Fred Goodwin of his knighthood has been criticised by former Chancellor Alistair Darling, who described the move as “tawdry” and taken “on a whim”. Darling led a chorus of discontent from various high-profile figures who […]

Sarkozy set to introduce Tobin Tax

January 31, 2012


written for New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard French President ready to implement a financial transaction tax and hopes move will encourage other countries to follow. Nicolas Sarkozy is ready to resist pressure from France’s finance sector and introduce a 0.1 per cent tax on financial transactions. The French president proposes to introduce the […]

Government will not intervene on RBS bonus payments

January 31, 2012


written for New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard Downing Street says “We are not going to micro-manage bonuses”. David Cameron will not force any RBS executives to turn down bonus payments, despite growing calls for government intervention on executive pay. On Sunday, RBS chief executive Stephen Hester announced that he will not be accepting […]

Google reports web economy set to double

January 29, 2012


written for the New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard Rise of mobile internet access set to spark sharp rise in G20 web value. Over the next 4 years the total value of the web economy in G20 countries will almost double in value, a new study has claimed today. The report suggests that the […]

Fred Goodwin set to be stripped of knighthood

January 22, 2012


written for the New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard Former RBS head could lose his knighthood as Cameron talks tough on executive pay. David Cameron has called for the removal of Fred Goodwin’s knighthood after formally asking the honours committee to revoke the award. The former head of RBS was given the honour as […]

Panic On The Streets Of London

August 11, 2011


words by Robert Pollard  photography by Luke Chase  After a week of riots across England that have caused untold distress for many people, it seems wholly necessary for the government to carry out a full exploration into the factors that triggered the horrendous scenes. Whilst the actions of the looters have been despicable, to write […]

Miliband Leads the Way in Phone Hacking Debate

July 18, 2011


words by Robert Pollard Ed Miliband’s decision to wage war on Rupert Murdoch and his News International colleagues could prove to be, not only the boldest, but the shrewdest political move of his career to date. Ever since news of the scandal broke, Miliband as been ahead of the game, time and again outmaneuvering his […]

A Week in Westminster

May 1, 2011


This week I spent a few days in Parliament shadowing my local Labour MP Kate Green. I had full access to Westminster for three days and it gave me a real insight into political life. Politics fascinates me and to see it at close quarters was bloody interesting. On Tuesday I sat in on my […]

Cable vs. Sky

December 21, 2010


Revered by left and right-wing commentators, and seen by many as one of the most astute economic brains this country has ever produced, Vince Cable’s stock has suddenly plummeted after being duped by two Telegraph reporters posing as Liberal Democrat supporters. After approaching Mr Cable at his surgery in Twickenham, the journalists managed to extract […]

It’s All Gone Quiet Over There

December 5, 2010


It is fair to say that almost every person living in Britain is concerned about the impact that the savage cuts being made the Con-Dem Government will have on them and their families. Headed by Prime Minister David Cameron, the coalition appears intent on seriously damaging the lives of ordinary people in order to reduce […]