By Kate Burrows-Jones, North America Editor
Sworn into office, the keys to power transferred, former President Obama thanked and acknowledged for a ‘magnificent’ transition, President Donald J. Trump brandished a rhetorical cane and set about delivering a verbal spanking to the Washington, DC establishment — much of which was arrayed on the stage behind him, including four of the five living former presidents.
The United States is in an unusual position having so many living former presidents that the booming smack was louder than it might have been. Powerful presidents and leaders who shaped generations sat behind him. President Jimmy Carter, President Bill Clinton, Secretary Hillary Clinton, President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush (President George H W Bush was ill and could not attend) Their expressions could not be held back for all the years of practice and became a news topic. Michelle Obama’s shocked look was most prominent.
* Both Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May stand firm rejecting Brussels proposed Quotas of taking migrants rescued from Mediterranean .
* Cameron : no this is not acceptable , we stick tour own immigration policy.
* Government ministers : EU Term ” refugees” is inaccurate and we will define t them according to 1951 UN treaties on refugees and asylum seekers .
* Bill Cash : if EU invoke legal obligations under EU treaties we then use Westminster for a parliament vote to revoke them .
Britain to reject the European Union imposed quotas of migrants rescued from sinking boats in the Mediterranean and to stick to immigration policy stated in the Conservative manifesto , with prime Minister adamant that Britain will stick to her own ” Immigration policy” and will stand firm in next week summit in Riga, the Latvian capital.
Asked Monday where we stand on Brussels’ quota of “refugees” Prime Minister David Cameron, who had just left jubilant meeting of the 1922 committee , told InsideUKPolitics The UK sticks to her own policy of taking refugees. The point was emphasised by former attorney general Dominic Grieve talking to BBC world at one, a view backed by senior cabinet ministers, saying the EU term “ refugees “ was inaccurate.
Full list of HM Government Cabinet (some lords updates later):
No Change in Chancellor, Defence, FCO, Home Office, Education or International Development.
here is a full list starting with The Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service, Ry Hon David Cameron, MP
Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffled this cabinet with continuity and stability where it matters to assure markets, investments and businesses keeping the posts of Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Foreign and Defence secretaries as they are, while making changes where needed like no Deputy Prime Minister and appointing a Media Culture and Sports secretary giving tough message to the BBC (whose coverage of the election campaign was often too unsubtle biased to the left)
15 September 2014
On the eve of western Foreign Ministers and their regional allies 30 nations Paris gathering (Monday september 15) to forge strategy to contain Islamic State IS , Prime Minister David Cameron was holding an emergency COBRA ( Cabinet Office Briefing Room A ) meeting, Sunday, at no 10 Downing Street to following the brutal beheading of British aid worker David Haines by IS. Both paris and and London were following a new strategy set by Us president Barak Obama a few days earlier.. but will it work.. doubtful.
RH Prime Minister David Cameron Statement on Gaza and Russia to the Commons:
Mr Speaker this is the first time the House has met since the tragic loss of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 last Thursday and it is right to make a statement about this and the ongoing crisis in Israel and Gaza.
Sisi who swore oath Sunday 8 June, before the constitutional court as Egypt 7th President since it became republic 61 year ago ( 18 June 1953), has collected, in votes the highest number of any elected president. BBC and British media say turn out last month election was was low. But at 47.5 percent tun-out it was 3.2 percent higher than turn out in 2012 when Mohammed Morsi was elected ( Turn out last month was 47.5%, El-Sisi winning with 23.78 million votes, 96.91%, ten million more votes than former President Mohamed Morsi – in turn out of 44.3 % he garnered 13,230,131 while his rival Ahmed Shafik total votes 12,347,830 — those facts never mentioned by the BBC) . BBC editors and correspondents, especially those fancying themselves as “Lawrence of Arabia” are too arrogant to admit that majority the Egyptian people acted outside BBC expected script. Hence they seldom mention all facts. And, as expected, focus on some negative nonsense and misprint historic events. Here are some facts for UK readers to examine for themselves
In the latest dispute, between Russia and the EU/NATO/USA over Ukraine, which takes us back to the days of the cold war, observers, who covered Africa and the Middle East, notices that in Egypt and several other countries in the region of North Africa and the Middle East, public opinion is siding with Russia not ‘ the west’.
Here Below what Dr Tarel Heggy an Egyptian intellectual, thinker, author and opinion maker, writes about Russia arguing that without Moscow support to Egyptians and Arab peoples, America would have succeeded in implementing its plan for the Middle East to enable the power of darkness, the Muslim Brotherhood to control the region.
Dr Heggy Writes: Russia for me has always been a magical name.
This an editorial I did for the Norwegian magazine Perspective last month. not sure if it is available in UK, but here is the editorial now the magazine is out
The House of Commons vote on Syria, 29 August, triggered a chain of events not only thwarting a war that seemed inevitable that day but also set higher ethical and democratic standards beyond Britain’s shores. Instead of focusing on getting public to back attack on Syria’s despotic regime, western leaders began working with the Russia and United Nations ( which finally got Security Council to agree on the strongest resolution available) to end a bloody civil war by a political settlement and to get an ambitious humanitarian aid programme into action.