But at least we knew where Blair stood on these issues. Many voters and political commentators (not least on RightMinds) often cry out for ‘conviction politicians’, but then rail against those very politicians and party leaders whose conviction doesn’t quite accord with their own. Blair was (and remains) a highly polished performer, but few will doubt that he’s also a man with an unctuous missiological imperative to usher in a New World Order of pantheistic peace, ubiquitous unity and ‘Third Way’ wonder and love. He failed in the Middle East to find common ground between Arabs and Jews, so now he’s returned to the UK to mediate between Eds Miliband and Balls. … [Read more...] about What kind of prime minister gives a free vote on a ‘fundamental human right’?
Flemish nationalists quit belgian coalition govt minister
The CDU has already let it be known that it is unlikely to agree. "Our aim is to govern Germany well, and the foundations for this are in our coalition agreement," said party General Secretary Paul Ziemiak. "This internal decision by the SPD changes nothing in this regard." … [Read more...] about Coalition partner threatens to bring down German govt
The news will be another blow for Merkel, whose coalition government is already under strain because of the new left-leaning leadership of the Social Democratic Party, which has indicated it would be willing to bring the coalition down if it cannot negotiate improved partnership terms. … [Read more...] about German politics upended after Merkel’s heir quits
Margao: Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco has expressed his disapproval over the permission granted by the state government for the ninth onshore casino to be opened at a starred hotel on Kadamba plateau. Accusing the government of having become “submissive to casinos”, Lourenco said it would never act against them “as it is solely dependent on this gambling industry to finance its BJP party, both locally and nationally”. “How desperate the BJP state government is towards casino money can be gauged by the fact that the nod for the ninth casino was given just before the code of conduct was enforced for the zilla panchayat elections,” Lourenco said in a press note. He further pointed out that since March 2012, when BJP assumed power in Goa, it kept giving false promises on establishing a gaming commission, shifting offshore casinos out of the Mandovi river and banning entry to Goans. “The state government should take a leaf from the … [Read more...] about Govt submissive to casinos, says Aleixo
“The state government is suffering from ‘karo na (don’t do) virus’. It has done nothing in the last three years on any front,” he said, in an apparent pun on the contagious Coronavirus that originated in China and has spread across the world. … [Read more...] about Congress govt in Punjab suffering from ‘karo na’ virus: Opposition MLAs