(By Lisa Kassenaar and Josh Wingrove) Justin Trudeau promised that half his cabinet would be female if he was elected prime minister. On Wednesday he kept true to his word and also named a minister for climate change, a sharp contrast to his predecessor, Stephen Harper, a champion of Canada’s oil industry.
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The binding global treaty Mark Carney, the Pope and others all want simply isn’t going to happen
Last week a steady drone rising all year finally swelled to a crescendo. Talking up what Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England,described to the City’s leading insurers as the “catastrophic
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It takes some mastery of spin to turn the litany of intelligence failures over last year’s butchery of the off-duty soldier Lee Rigby into a campaign againstFacebook. But that’s exactly how David Cameron’s government and a pliant media have disposed of the report by Westminster’s committee of intelligence trusties.
You might have expected Whitehall’s security . . . → Read More: Facebook doesn’t make terrorists, wars and tyranny does
Global revulsion at the mind-numbing carnage of Israel’s onslaught on Gaza seems finally to have spurred some of the western political class to speak out. The resignation of Sayeeda Warsi, Britain’s first Muslim cabinet minister, in protest against her government’s “morally indefensible” stance, emboldened Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, to demand the suspension of . . . → Read More: USA is equally responsible for war crimes in Gaza
By Robert Booth
The British parliament is to investigate Prince Charles’s controversial role in helping to shape government legislation in a move likely to increase pressure on Whitehall to reduce the secrecy around alleged royal lobbying.
MPs will examine the heir to the throne’s little-known royal veto over any new laws that affect . . . → Read More: Britain’s House of Commons questions Monarch ‘veto’
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, one of the world’s most wanted militant chiefs, has told Pakistani leaders they should aspire to be more like David Cameron and Boris Johnson, according to The Daily Telegraph.
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David Cameron will strike a deal today to reform the monarchy, which will let the eldest child of Prince William and his wife Kate inherit the throne – even if it’s a girl.
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To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II In light of your immediate failure to financially manage yourselves and also in recent years your tendency to elect incompetent Presidents of the USA and therefore not able to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of . . . → Read More: Email From HM The Queen of England to Americans
“There are moments when I wake up and read the newspapers and think: ‘I tell you what, you do the fighting and I’ll do the talking’.” This was David Cameron responding to comments from top navy and RAF officers suggesting they could not continue coping with the demands being placed on them.
They were intervening . . . → Read More: UK’s Spineless Defense Chiefs Must Be held Accountable
Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch and their former editor Andy Coulson all face embarrassing new allegations of dishonesty and cover-up after the publication of an explosive letter written by the News of the World’s disgraced royal correspondent, Clive Goodman.
. . . → Read More: Curse of the Murdoch Phone Hacking!