Week of Nov 4 – Nov 10


Looking at the news and opinion out of London each day.

11-10-14

Ditching Ed Miliband will not change the fact that ‘socialism’ has no relevance these days

Labour wants to save its panda – but the party’s problems run deeper than Ed

European Arrest Warrant 1) Conservative MPs should oppose it today if they really oppose EU integration

The heart of the matter is the suggestion that innocent British citizens should be extradited so that foreign criminal suspects can also be.

‘We are here to stand up for our patients’

The new president of the World Psychiatric Association wants to raise the profile of a long-neglected condition

The 2010 Conservative Manifesto on the EU and criminal justice

11-9-14

Anatomy of the reporting of an arrest on suspicion of terror offences

Attempts to create a strong, Islamic, national voice against extremism have produced many talking heads but no massed voice.

Remembrance

It’s time tobacco companies started clearing up their own mess

Some might say its the responsibility of smokers, but its the companies who got them addicted in the first place

11-8-14

Osborne was right to settle this EU bill as soon as he could

To attain success in the forthcoming European renegotiation we shall need allies, and to fall out with them on a second-order question would be perverse.

Mr Cameron’s EU struggle grinds on

The Government’s Europe woes are not going away

The nanny state will soon turn more women into criminals thanks to these draconian laws

The threat of fines and criminalisation is not just wrong, it’s morally dubious

Let’s punish modern sins by medieval law

Those MPs who claimed for moat-cleaning could be set to manually clear pondweed from the Regent’s Canal

11-7-14

Useless, embattled but nigh-on impossible to sack, Miliband is the best possible opponent

It’s highly unlikely he’ll be unseated – instead, he’ll limp on to May. We must use that time wisely, not rest on our laurels.

Does Ed Miliband really know the best way to tackle anti-Semitism?

The Labour Leader has called for a “calm” and “responsible” approach to Israel, but he should really take a hard look at his own stance first

No to £1.7 billion must mean No

11-6-14

Nine things the British don’t understand about the Germans

Cameron’s inability to read Merkel’s intentions is part of a much wider ignorance of German geography, history, politics, language and manners.

Karren Brady supports stay-at-home mothers: ‘It’s not menial work and it should never be considered as that’

The British businesswoman emphasises the value in women who stay at home with their children

Housebuilding, congestion and flooding

11-5-14

Where are the Obama-supporting Conservatives this morning?

“He is the anti-politician in a time when people are rightly suspicious of political elites.” (Douglas Carswell, 2008.)

11-4-14

David Cameron can still win a good deal for the UK

Britain will lose nothing by undertaking what the Prime Minister has called “one last go” at EU reform, and may gain much

Theresa May has her worst week as Home Secretary…yet is back as Party members’ top choice for next leader

Gove is up to third – but it’s still a two-horse race between the Home Secretary and Boris Johnson.

This tax transparency raises a question: how wisely is it spent?

Letting us know where our money goes is to be applauded – but huge sums are being wasted

Benefits and the EU


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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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