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I did not have lobbying with that Australian, says pudgy-faced Prime Minister

by Marrick on July 20, 2013

So, why won’t David Cameron confirm or deny that he discussed fracking with Lynton Crosby? I’m not suggesting any impropriety, despite Crosby’s close association with the fracking industry and the sudden and unexpected tax breaks offered to them. Neither am I suggesting that fracking is dangerous and likely to cause damage to the environment including […]

Wrong time, wrong message, just plain wrong

by Marrick on July 1, 2013

"Ministers yesterday admitted they are powerless to stop any rise ordered by Ipsa, and party leaders may have to shame their MPs to turn down any inflation–busting pay increase." Francis Maude speaking on Sky News: "It’s not in my control, it’s in the control of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. It isn’t even in the […]

Why the lightweight chump got upset with the Telegraph

by Marrick on October 22, 2012

Iain Martin wrote an opinion piece in the Telegraph today titled: Cameron is out of his depth The opening paragraph read: "The Tories problems lie with the man at the top, writes Iain Martin…" Less than an hour later, the headline changed to "Out of his depth?" and then, "Is Cameron out of his depth?" […]

Team GB

by Marrick on August 14, 2012

You did good.   Despite Boris Johnson acting the clown, despite David Cameron trying extract PR benefits from the reflected glory (all PMs do this, but Dave did it spectacularly badly), despite the seemingly nonsensical assertions of the Tory far right that kids don’t do competitive sports in schools, despite the 69% cuts in school […]

Wales and the Red Zone

by Marrick on September 12, 2011

I just watched the Wales vs South Africa game again and I have to say that when we got into the red zone, we were almost completely ineffective. It was either smash it up the middle or rumble through the forwards. South Africa dealt with both easily. They never look flustered in defence. Not once […]