News from 07/2016

30 July 2016

17 July 2016

The Decline of Statesmanship in the UK

How dreary the news from the UK now that David Cameron and the EU have gone.  Just a short while ago Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton seemed ludicrous in their attempts to be President, but now they suddenly seem quite respectable when seen against the backdrop of political events in the UK.  Theresa May and Boris Johnson, how could this possibly happen. Maybe it could be explained as a lack of judgement.  Ordinary minds show, even in the smallest affairs, a want of confidence in their own judgement, just because they know from experience that is…Read

3 July 2016

Theresa May: Leading candidate for next UK Prime Minister

The veteran Minister, Theresa May who played an extremely low key role in the Remain campaign, also has the overwhelming backing of those Tory MPs who have declared their allegiances.

Some 96 MPs including heavyweight Cabinet ministers such as Brexiter Chris Grayling have expressed open support for Mrs May's leadership bid - way ahead of her rivals. 

Theresa May is overwhelmingly seen as the most competent candidate by both men and women, in every region of the country and among supporters and members of all parties."

http://www.express.co…Read

Uncertainty over the winner of the Australian General election

Malcolm Bligh Turnbull is the 29th and current Prime Minister of Australia. Turnbull became Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia after he defeated the incumbent Tony Abbott at the September 2015 Liberal leadership ballot. The Liberal Party of Australia is a centre-right political party.

William Richard "Bill" Shorten is the current Leader of the Australian Labour Party. Labour's constitution states: "The Australian Labour Party is a democratic socialist party and has the objective of the democratic socialisation of industry, production, distribution and exchange, to the extent necessary to eliminate exploitation and other anti-social…Read