November 12th, 2013

Dave Breaks Syria Silence

Cameron has finally spoken out on that awkward, but largely forgotten, incident over the summer when he recalled Parliament and was promptly hamstrung by his own backbenchers and, subsequently, Ed Miliband. Speaking to “the City of London, the global home of finance,” at last night’s Lord Mayor’s Banquet, Dave claimed:

“And yes, when it came to the brutal crimes of the Assad regime against its people we stood up for the right values in Syria. And let’s not pretend that Syria would now be giving up its chemical weapons if we and our allies had looked the other way. Britain is a country that has always been prepared to stand up for its values.”

Sort of.


152 Comments

  1. 1
    oh my, the footwork! says:

    The people of this country have values, the crop of politicians and PMs we have had wouldn’t know what values were if they fell off the cupboard and hit them on the head, don’t worry though time will get to you and bite you on the ar$e

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  2. 2
    voting UKIP for a start says:

    Dave

    how do I consider thee a wanker?

    Let me count the ways …

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    • 10
      Red team vs Blue team says:

      Best grab yourself a calculator when it comes to the heir to Blair, it’s just the usual Guido spin for CCHQ.

      zzzzzzzzzzzz

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    • 98
      Old Hal says:

      I would not quite as strongly that but at the time he had had power for just over 3 years so what was he doing in that period? Nothing. Marvelous, when big business and big money are involved and control by pulling the strings of government is exerted by them, morals fly out of the window, but Big Dave is not on his own.

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      • 133
        Curly says:

        So just who is pulling the strings – and more to the point, what is the hold they have over him? Something from his Gay Bullingdon Days perhaps?

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  3. 5
    Universal Hiss says:

    Oh. I was expecting sometime different from platitudes and empty rhetoric.

    Sort of.

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  4. 6
    Sur Nob Skelpoff says:

    The extremist faction Common Purpose Cameron wanted to support are busy slaughtering Syria’s Christians.

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    • 12
      The West wanted war - The Russians wanted dialogue says:

      If Common Purpose feel so strongly about Syria they need to gear up, grab a gun and get on that front line.

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      • 23
        Jimmy says:

        Never understood why appeasers think that’s such a devastating argument. No one ever suggests that you can’t be against arson unless you join the fire brigade.

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        • 31
          Vote UKIP - don't get Heir to Blair says:

          Same thing applies to so much.

          You don’t have to be against nurses and doctors to want to get rid of the appalling NHS.

          You don’t have to be against unions to want to curb their leaders’ power.

          You don’t have to be against alternative energy to want to stop the mad rush to inefficient wind turbines and solar power that has added more than 10% to energy bills.

          You don’t have to be against the biased BBC to want to get rid of the unjust telly tax.

          And you don’t have to be against trade with Europe to want to be out of the dreadful EU.

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          • Elvis says:

            *1

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          • Old Hal says:

            The NHS over the years has been messed about with by every government since it was formed, both by Liebore as well as the Cons, each time billions of pounds are spend, and guess what, it gets worse each time it is messed with. The people in the NHS (at least the foot soldiers, doctors, nurses, carers) can see what is wrong. The NHS has become the plaything of every health secretary who “knows instinctively” what is wrong with the organisation and proceeds to spend money “putting it right” and it ends up even worse than before.

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        • 43
          Vote UKIP - don't get Heir to Blair says:

          It is not appeasing to not want to replace one bunch of thugs with another bunch of thugs (especially those backed by Al Qaeda) when hundreds of thousands of innocent people die in the process.

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          • Old Hal says:

            Which is exactly what happened in Iraq, Yugoslavia (the strong man died) and Afghanistan, it’s a bit a like a shaken champagne bottle then cutting the wire around the cork

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        • 103
          FFS says:

          So now the people that refuse to do what the Saudis tell them to do are “appeasers”?

          Interesting.

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  5. 8
    The British Public says:

    Syria is none of our business.

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    • 24
      The Polio Express says:

      It will be when Dave starts letting the refugees come here.

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      • 29
        Déjà vu......I think this is where we came in isn't it ?? says:

        They’ll have to wait their turn, there are 29 Million Roma and Bulgars already in the queue according to Farage and even Blunkett is sounding warnings.

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2502072/Influx-Roma-migrants-spark-city-riots-warns-Blunkett.html

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        • 58
          Living in 98.11% white Merseyside says:

          Don’t take any notice what poor old Nige says. He’s lost all credibility.

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          • Vote UKIP - don't get Heir to Blair says:

            He has far more credibility than Dipstick Dave, Red Ed or Clegg. And he sticks to his principles, unlike the three stooges.

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        • 106
          FFS says:

          Fuck me. When even a blind loony leftie can see we’re getting screwed by immigrants you know things are bad.

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      • 127
        Anonymous says:

        Shuuush

        They are already here…working the car wash’s all over the country and delivering pizza’s.

        NHS healtcare, tick, no problem there.
        Food banks, tick. Inshalla.
        Mosque to pray. Tick.

        After 5 years they should be able to slip in an application for a UK passport and then bring on the benefits… flying lessons, council flat, etc etc, no more cash washing for them..

        They’ll vote labour for the next 10 years and then switch to one of their own candidates in due course.

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  6. 9
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Here we go with the heir to Blair warmongering yet again!

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  7. 14
    El Sid says:

    I see our great leader has sent HMS Daring to the Philippines. I wonder if he’s read Article XVIII, Section 25 of the Philippine constitution, which reads thus : “foreign military bases, troops, or facilities shall not be allowed in the Philippines except under a treaty duly concurred in by the Senate and, when the Congress so requires, ratified by a majority of the votes cast by the people in a national referendum held for that purpose, and recognized as a treaty by the other contracting State.

    The US and Australia have signed the necessary treaties, we haven’t :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RP-US_Visiting_Forces_Agreement

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RP%E2%80%93Australia_SOVFA

    So once Daring gets there they either a)paint some stars on the White Ensign or b)bob about offshore doing nothing.

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    • 109
      FFS says:

      As far as wavy davy is concerned, we will look like we are doing something.

      Questions is, with all the money paid into the Red Cross, Oxfam, Christian Aid, the United Nations, UNICEF etc.:

      WHY THE FUCK ARE THEY SO BAD AND SO SLOW AT RESPONDING TO THESE SITUATIONS WHEN IT WAS KNOWN THIS TYPHOON WAS GOING TO BE CATASTROPHIC IN ADVANCE?

      Charity: the biggest international fraud in history. Don’t buy into it.

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      • 128
        El Sid says:

        To be fair, a good chunk of it in this case will be Philippines-specific – it’s one of the most bureaucratic and corrupt countries in the world, with the kind of nationalism that gives them delusions of competence and self-sufficiency. I bet that even after the cyclone had struck, they were telling foreigners “Don’t worry, we can cope on our own”.

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  8. 16
    Harrison is the New Gay Icon says:

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  9. 18
    Harriso's say thanks to Harrison says:

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  10. 22

    ”I do not believe this letter came from the heart. I think it is all about saving-himself…If I was going to write a letter of apology to someone I think in the first two sentences it would say, “I’m so sorry”. That appears nowhere.’

    [lily savage mp, 2009, on the importance of sincerity]

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    • 36
      Vote UKIP - don't get Heir to Blair says:

      Is this about Ed Miliband apologisng for Labour’s economic disasters whenever they are in power or their prediction that ‘austerity’ would lead to the loss of a million jobs?

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  11. 27
    A lesson from history says:

    Never again will a British Prime Minister stand at the Dispatch Box and ask Parliament for a vote for War and automatically expect to get it or necessarily be believed when told it is in the British national interest…THAT is Bliar’s Legacy to the nation

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  12. 32
    Taxfodder says:

    The only tangible thing Dave breaks is wind…nothing new there whatsoever..

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  13. 33
    Vote UKIP - don't get Heir to Blair says:

    Falkirk

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  14. 37
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    Onward Christian Soldiers…………………..

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  15. 41
    Jane Birkin froml France says:

    In France yesterday 70 people were arrested for booing President Francois Hollande.

    According to the Interior Minister, the ever popular Emmanuel Walls, the arrested people included supporters of the National Front and people who do not like gay marriage.

    Mr Walls though failed to give details of the color of the skins of the arrestees and/or their ethnic origins.

    The moral of the story must be that if you wish to protest against ineptitude in public office in the EU you should be very very careful.

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  16. 42
    albacore says:

    The thought of standing up for British values
    Is anathema to reds, yellows and blues
    Immigrating the real British folks to hell
    Is all that the traitor LibLabCons do well

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  17. 45
    Dave really should resign now says:

    Utter mong.

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  18. 47
    Ianto Evans says:

    Milliband looks really pissed off with Cameron in that photo.

    I am glad I do not have to sit in any meetings with him.

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    • 49
      albacore says:

      Take a glance at the glare on Dave’s physog
      He looks like he’s fit to lay a great log
      Out of uncontainable frustration
      If he can’t lay waste another nation

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    • 53
      UKIP or bust says:

      Ed Millionairbandwagon has a very limited range of facial expressions, all but one of which are unnatural.

      He practices the ‘I’m a statesman’, ‘I’m concerned’, and ‘I’m angry’, looks but they are all woefully inadequate. The real face of the twat is can be seen at PMQ’s when he is in full schoolboy rhetorical flow. It’s what his life has been all about, making him believe he’s a great orator, that’s what he naïvely believes he is, that’s all there is.

      Otherwise his face, like him, is just a dismal blank.

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  19. 52
    OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT says:

    Dave — you are a lying bastard — just the same as Bliar.

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    • 72
      Anonymous says:

      And that is the reason why the Tory party will not get an overall majority at the next GE, whatever the state of the economy,whilst he is leader of the party.
      He is a proven liar & is not trusted.

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      • 112
        FFS says:

        Given that the only Tory that has ever stood up to him is Nads, they’re fucked then aren’t they?

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      • 132
        Anonymous says:

        Spot on, voters can see through Dave’s faux concern and furrowed brow, it screams insincerity.

        The problem is Dave doesn’t believe his own bullsh1t, and it shows in his body language, he is uncomfortable.

        He would much rather be at home chillaxing and playing angry birds before a jolly good black tie dinner with his bullingdon mates at a private club.

        Consequently he is in, way over his head, and will not be re-elected.
        The Conservatives, even with Lynton Crosby’s helps are unelectable until they get rid of Cameron.

        They should either do it now, or if they are happy to wait, sometime in 2016 to give them a chance in 2020.

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  20. 54
    Village Idiot says:

    ….In my opinion,new labour drove a coach and horses through the remaining vestiges of what were known as ,British Values,which have been comprehensively diluted due to the massive changes inflicted upon this once great land and her dear,dear souls,by unfettered immigration ,a dumbing down of education,the strangulating effects of the European union,and a myriad of politicians way out of their depth,due to incompetence!
    This land of such dear souls,ruined!….(but hey,…got the dentist later..check up!)

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  21. 56
    Anonymous says:

    The most onerous task of a national leader is to take the country to war. When a leader fails to get Parliamentary support for warmongering, he or she has clearly lost the confidence of the nation and should resign. That Cameron is still in post today shows his contempt for the people of this country and the corruption of the evil political elite.

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    • 60
      Ex-Labour voter says:

      +1

      Likewise, perhaps the worst mistake a prime minister can make is to take the country to war by mistake, as Blair did with his WMD claims. (And that’s being charitable.) But he was still PM for another 7 years.

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      • 61
        Ex-Labour voter says:

        Sorry, another 5 years. It just felt like 7.

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      • 67
        Anonymous says:

        It was no mistake! It was deliberate, vile warmongering backed up by lies and deception.

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        • 71
          nellnewman says:

          +1000

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        • 79
          Ex-Labour voter says:

          Well, I did say I was being charitable!

          He really should have gone to prison. Preferably in Iraq.

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        • 115
          FFS says:

          Well we now know the reason the US and the UK wanted to go to war in Syria was because oil-rich Saudi clicked its fingers behind the scenes and expected it Western dogs to come to heel.

          We can feel pretty certain that the war in Iraq was therefore driven by Saudi desire to get US troops out of Saudi and to neutralise Saddam.

          Blair lied to give him the freedom to do Saudi bidding, just as Camermong did. They are both lying tosspots.

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  22. 63
    nellnewman says:

    Whatever the government’s reasons for backing down on involvement in S y r i a – given what happened to us in I r a q – it was absolutely the right way to go. We should not be fighting wars on foreign soil when we are not directly threatened by the country concerned.

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    • 74
      The UN has become a Hydra says:

      I’m afraid this is the New World Order where a group of countries who are not directly threatened by another country who they disagree with, all gang up together and force that country into democracy by means of warfare.

      Short term they see a solution but long term the resentment created comes back to bite them and destroy the false democracy that they created by way of warfare.

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      • 116
        FFS says:

        I don’t think democracy had much to do with it.

        The Saudis have made it clear they are the ones pulling Western strings in the middle-East.

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        • 142
          Jacques Offe says:

          is that why they declines certain posts in the UN a couple of weeks ago. Nice to see somebody telling them to eff right off!

          Now, if only they would let women operate motorised vehicles…

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      • 136
        (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

        Oh yeah? Tell that to the families of those executed for watching the telly in North Korea!

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  23. 65
    Anonymous says:

    Except not, of course, when those values include democracy and accountable government. In such cases we have to yield to Dave’s EU every time.

    Just thought I would mention it.

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  24. 66
    Take the Tasers off the Thugs says:

    Influx of Roma migrants into Britain could spark riots in UK cities, warns ex-Home Secretary David Blunkett

    EVEN THE BLIND CAN SEE THIS COMING

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  25. 76
    Take the Tasers off the Thugs says:

    {Questions of our time says:
    November 11, 2013 at 1:31 pm
    What is wrong with these numbers:

    !ndia to Mars (mission): GBP 45m

    London to Birmingham (HS2): ~ GBP 50bn}

    See this found it’s way onto HIGNFY last night.

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    • 87
      Camoron's Roma Apocalypse - coming to your town/village soon. says:

      How about this:

      Cost per mile for high speed rail in France: £9 million.
      Cost per mile for high speed rail in UK: £129 million.

      (As per letter to Telegraph or Times last week.)

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      • 119
        FFS says:

        A staggering £80,000 for every meter of track.

        Or the equivalent of building 1million council houses for the whole thing.

        Glad to see Dave’s got his priorities right.

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        • 125
          Dave Likes a Big One Up His Arse says:

          Rail travel is part of our gay heritage and I for one will be supporting it. This is money well spent in bringing metropolitan gay culture closer to Birmingham. Anyone not finding the idea of a penis up the arse attractive is repellent to me. I love it and so should everyone else.
          Building a million council houses, really ow would that help stoke up panic property prices now? Come on it’s the engine of our ‘growth’.

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      • 123
        Tony Blair says:

        What have the Roma ever done for us?

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    • 89
      Jack Ketch says:

      One similarity. Neither the Indian Mars mission, nor HS2 will get to its destination.

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      • 145
        Vive la France says:

        Another dis-similarity is that France is a large – and excluding the alpine region – mainly flat and empty land. It is therefore very easy to draw a reasonably straight line (vital for the TGV trains) from Calais to Nice without touching one single village.

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  26. 83
    Chka goes on a Brewery run in Israel says:

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    • 114
      Rabbi Chaim Gunnar Kutsher-Dickov says:

      Nu– so could you pick me up a case whilst you’re there? Nothing like some suds to wash down a hot pastrami on rye, I always say…screw that Dr Brown’s Cel-Ray Tonic piss, that’s for nebbisches!

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    • 146
      Jober as a sudge says:

      Why is this vitally important tweet not THE headline of the day on the Beeb?

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  27. 84
    Chuka goes on a Brewery run in Is rail says:

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  28. 92
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    Buy your house now with a taxpayer guaranteed mortgage because deflation is a coming.

    Carney is an overpaid tosser.

    Just look what is happening with Osborne’s last recommendation.

    The future is grim unless you have loads of money in the Bank.

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    • 97
      Tina Thatcher says:

      If there is a good old dose of deflation I will be able to buy more and more goods and services with all the Bank notes I have stuffed into my mattress and there will be no computerized paper trail following me around.

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  29. 96
    Anonymous says:

    Don’t worry Dave, you want to play with your soldiers again? Well why not march them into the disaster you created in Libya when you thought a nice easy to win fight would buy you votes.

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    • 100
      Long John Silver's parrot says:

      And how many North Africans have drowned at sea as a result of his politics?

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      • 104
        Dave Likes a Big One Up His Arse says:

        But where any of them gay?
        You know my stand on ‘gay rights’ it really is a vote winner!

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  30. 101
    Malcolm Muggeridge says:

    Deflation though will upset the middle classes and increase letters to the TImes.

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    • 149
      I repeat says:

      The Times used to be known as “The Thunderer” but these days it is more like “The Thunderbox”.

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  31. 113
    mississippi says:

    My boyfriend is a big fan of cameron. Being gay we are proud to have gay marriage.
    ABC Tales.

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    • 120
      FFS says:

      Why don’t you keep your desire for anal sex out of politics and consider that apart from this the other 99% of the population want the same things as you do, and maybe these are more important?

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  32. 117
    Anyoldiron says:

    We were asked once in 1975
    To remain in the then EEC,
    But what is it now in 2013,
    It is nothing like we thought it would be.
    Our Common Law Constitution
    Ignored and deliberately cast aside,
    A new Flag and EU Anthem
    That no Brits can truly abide.

    Yet according to our Constitution,
    We must be free to govern our selves?
    To betray those that gave their lives for us
    Would be like living in a permanent Hell!
    We are forbidden to obey foreigners
    Our Constitution makes that quite clear,
    So use the 2015 General Election,
    As the REFERENDUM Governments fear.

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  33. 121
    FFS says:

    “And yes, when it came to the brutal crimes of the Assad regime against its people we stood up for the right values in Syria. And let’s not pretend that Syria would now be giving up its chemical weapons if we and our allies had looked the other way. Britain is a country that has always been prepared to stand up for its values.”

    Lets be honest Dave, you wanted war in Syria because you were doing Saudi Arabia’s bidding, and now you’ve had to back down they’re pissed off with you.

    And Assad was more than happy to give up his chemical weapons because he never intended to use them. The rebels used them to create a show, because they are losing and have become desperate.

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  34. 122
    Tony Blair says:

    Dave should have repealed he fox hunting ban on condition he could attach a third world country.

    It worked for me imposing the ban so I could trash Iraq.

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  35. 150
    Anyoldiron says:

    I wonder what our “DAVE” would say if some-one came to the aid of the people here in the UK rather than the UK Government that ignores them, with the exception come Election time? Does he know that we are using the General Election as the REFERENDUM we have been denied, and, as we know without doubt, that ALL THREE MAJOR POLITICAL PARTIES WANT TO REMAIN IN THE EU-FOREVER, (yet still get paid plus vast expenses) WE ARE ONLY GOING TO VOTE FOR ANY POLITICAL PARTY OR ORGANISATION THAT WANTS FREEDOM FROM FOREIGN RULE, and according to our Common Law Constitution. No need of a REFERENDUM, and counting votes in an Elections is not left until the next day either. WE ARE PUTTING OUR COUNTRY AND ITS FREEDOM FROM FOREIGN RULE BEFORE ANY POLITICAL PARTY.

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  36. 151
    nick says:

    I won’t be voting Lab/Lib/Con; none have anything to offer. I would love to read ,however, the findings from the Chilcot Inquiry. And I’d like to know who is holding up the reports on the Bliar/Bush meetings-and why. We

    cant go forward until all the business is finished. Like how did Labour in 13 years spend all our money, screw up every facet of UK life from NHS to immigration, pensions to minimum wage. When are we going to realise That Labour are unelectable, Tories out of touch and the Libs a waste of space.

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  37. 152
    Anyoldiron says:

    Don’t worry Nick, it will be available one day. For now however, this is what is to come
    EU Sustainable Lifestyles Roadmap and Action Plan 2050
    “Pathways for enabling social innovation and behaviour change”

    http://www.sustainable-lifestyles.eu/fileadmin/images/content/Roadmap.pdf

    etc for there is indeed much more for the years 2020, 2030, etc.

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