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Clegg Throws the People Under the Bus


Michael Collins

“I genuinely believe it is the national interest, in the interest of everybody in Great Britain, first to use this opportunity to usher in a new politics after the discredited politics of the past.” Speaking to rally for proportional representation: Nick Clegg, May 8

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UK Election – Let’s Make a Deal

“With more than 500 general election results in out of 650, the BBC is predicting a hung Parliament with the Tories as the largest party.

“Labour cannot now win a majority, but it is not clear which party will be in a position to form a government. BBC 5/7

And — latest BBC Election story
The vote totals so far:

Conservative: 10.6 mil
Labour: 8.5 mil
Liberal Dem: 6.7 mil
Other: >4.0 mil

Latest: Clegg Meets Cameron on Power Deal
Earlier: Clegg considering Cameron offer * The new deal: Cameron’s offer to Lib Dems – Brown counters with “Full proportional reform” * Cameron’s big offer to Lib Dems – NO election reform * Brown Tempts Clegg with “far reaching” reform * Cameron to try and form government
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British Elections: The Leaders’ Debate – Foreign Affairs

Michael Collins

I enjoyed Sterling Newberry’s excellent article of April 19, Liberal Democrats on the Verge of Historic Takedown. The numbers were certainly there for a Nick Clegg – Liberal Democrat stampede if only Clegg had the ability to finish off the old parties, as he refers to Labour and the Conservatives.

Last night’s party leaders debate was a must win. Clegg had to differentiate himself by showing that he was more than just another of the hallow men who occupy so many positions of power in the new millennium.

He had the momentum but did he have the substance and skill to close the door on Labour and the Conservatives?

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Chris Dodd’s wife and derivatives trading – all in the family


It’s all in the family! Senator Chris Dodd writes a financial reform bill but forgets to regulate derivatives, “financial weapons of mass destruction.” Then we find out that his wife works for the owners of two exchanges that will very likely benefit from Dodd’s “reform” legislation.

They make the rules. They take the money, all of it, and leave us with debt. And then they tell us it’s all legal.

Here’s the story.
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