Archive for: david cameron

Olympic Mania

Olympic Mania

The cameras are rolling, the snipers are on the rooftops, and the gymnastics teams have been stowed in the overhead compartments. It’s Olympics time! Mitt Romney attended the opening ceremony as he kicked off a tour of foreign countries. The trip is intended to make him look presidential, but so […]

 
 

Thoughts on Cameron’s Big Society

Thoughts on Cameron’s Big Society

The inefficient provision of government services…out of control government spending…up to our ears in debt… In the UK and the US alike, politicians and pundits flood the airwaves with these catchphrases. Indeed, the idea that government is overreaching and needs to be reined in has come to dominate the political […]

 
 

Of Rotten Boroughs and Electoral Reform

Of Rotten Boroughs and Electoral Reform

When the general election held last May in Britain produced a center-right coalition government, the Conservative leader David Cameron offered to his Liberal Democratic counterpart, Nick Clegg, a few compromises to sweeten the deal. These agreements included increased funding for national healthcare, banking reform, and, most importantly for Clegg, provisions […]

 
 

Should Turkey be a part of "Europe?"

Should Turkey be a part of "Europe?"

Over half a century ago, the issue of Turkey becoming a part of “Europe” first arose. I use quotation marks because the notion of Europe differs depending in what context it is being discussed. In this particular context, I am referring to “Europe” as a supranational form of identity for […]

 
 

Turmoil in Pakistan, Hope in Britain

Turmoil in Pakistan, Hope in Britain

Pakistan In Crisis The last three years have been tumultuous for Pakistan. In 2006, a coalition between exiled former presidents Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto promised to bring democracy back to the country after years of military dictatorship under Pervez Musharaf. It was hoped that despite their individual shortcomings, they […]

 
 

Indecisive British Election Results

Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his Conservative challenger David Cameron each made their case Friday for a coalition with the party that finished third in Britain’s elections, hoping to secure the balance of power following an inconclusive vote. The Conservatives, who won the largest number of seats in Thursday’s contest, […]

 
 

Talking Heads: Winston Churchill

Talking Heads: Winston Churchill

For this week’s edition of Talking Heads, WUPR was able to procure a time machine though our extensive and possibly sinister connections. WUPR was purchasing our Student Union allotted twenty Kalashnikovs in an Islamabad gun market when a Pakistani merchant fooled WUPR representatives into buying a faulty product. The seller […]