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Week of Dec 17 – Dec 23

author: sparkhurst 6:51 am EST December 18, 2013
Looking at the news and opinion out of London each day.

12-23-13

Shock Cable latest: “Cameron is Hitler.”

Latest outrage sparks crop failure and tidal waves worldwide.

12-21-13

Cameron shouldn’t waste his words in Europe

Why has Cameron become so forceful about the issue of migration? The answer’s pretty clear, and it lies in 2014.

12-20-13

Cameron runs “an organised hypocrisy”: Prime Ministers always do

Disraeli described the sense of betrayal which Graham Brady has this week expressed more temperately.

12-18-13

Half of Britain to be offered for shale gas drilling as fracking areas face 50 trucks passing each day

Ministers "stepping up the search for shale" with new exploration rights to be offered to fracking firms next summer

Tory MPs should vote by ballot on any plan to renew the Coalition after 2015

And any Coalition negotiations after 2015 should proceed at a less hasty pace than in 2010

Good news for the government: Unemployment falls again

More positive economic news this morning — the unemployment rate has fallen. In the last three months, unemployment has taken a surprising drop to 7.4 per cent, compared to 7.6 per cent for the three months before.

12-17-13

Blocking a new runway at Heathrow means running the “global race” with our shoelaces tied together

A tactical decision has caused strategic chaos – further delay will cost the British economy billions.

Exclusive: David Cameron IS related to Catherine the Great

There has been much amusement in the last couple of days after Sophie Gadd, a student at the University of York, snapped a picture of Johann Baptist Lampi’s 1794 oil on canvas portrait of Catherine II the Great while visiting the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin. Eagle-eyed Sophie pointed out the immediate and obvious similarities between the Empress of Russia and David Cameron.

Nick Clegg calls for House of Lords reform after Hanningfield 'clocking on' expenses scandal 

The Liberal Democrat leader hit out at Lord Hanningfield and said what had been exposed was "another blow to people's trust in politics"

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Across The Pond is edited daily by Steve Parkhurst. Steve is a political consultant, a writer at his blog as well as a Senior Editor here at US Daily Review. Follow Steve on Twitter @SteveParkhurst

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