Australia: “Filter Conroy” Targets Government Internet Censorship

Stephen Fry is a supporter, the major internet providers in the UK indirectly support their cause and the upcoming Australian Federal Election promises a very visible worldwide platform for “Filter Conroy” – a powerful internet campaign aimed at stopping the Australian Mandatory Internet Filter from becoming a reality. Whilst the online community is fully opposed … Read more Australia: “Filter Conroy” Targets Government Internet Censorship

Zimbabwe: Interview with Former Diplomat, Philip Barclay

British diplomacy in Zimbabwe has been an unenviable task in recent years. The fall-out from the disputed presidential elections in 2008 meant a full-blown humanitarian crisis, with widespread violence, economic meltdown, a media blackout and a collapse of the healthcare system. Robert Mugabe placed the blame for the country’s problems squarely on the shoulders of … Read more Zimbabwe: Interview with Former Diplomat, Philip Barclay

Thailand: Government Troops Enter Red Shirt Protest Camp

Following armed skirmishes over several days between “Red Shirt” protesters and Thai troops, armed Government forces have stormed the protesters’ camp, leading to at least four deaths, Associated Press is reporting. The Thai Government says that talks may only proceed if the protest ends, though there are currently several thousand people inside the barricaded camp, … Read more Thailand: Government Troops Enter Red Shirt Protest Camp

USA: Committee on Energy and Commerce Begins Deepwater Horizon Investigation

On Wednesday 12th May, in the US House of Representatives, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations began its investigation into the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The investigation will continue for some time. The opening statement from Henry A. Waxman (California), chair of the subcommittee, was as follows: “BP, one of the world’s largest oil companies, assured … Read more USA: Committee on Energy and Commerce Begins Deepwater Horizon Investigation

Spain: Government Announces Spending Cuts

The Spanish government has announced the following spending cuts to calm fears over the cost of borrowing to the government: Reduce the remuneration of staff in the public sector by 5% on average starting in June 2010 and freeze them in 2011. The members of the Council of Ministers and other senior officials will have … Read more Spain: Government Announces Spending Cuts

Philippines: Benigno Aquino III set to Win Presidential Election

Benigno Aquino III is set to win the Philippine presidential election, which took place on Monday 10th May 2010. He will face significant challenges including; corruption, powerful families such as the Markos, a new Chief Justice and private armies. Outgoing President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, controversially gained Supreme Court approval to appoint a successor for Chief Justice … Read more Philippines: Benigno Aquino III set to Win Presidential Election

UK: David Cameron is Prime Minister, Nick Clegg is Deputy PM

On Tuesday 11th May 2010, the Conservative party of Britain announced a new government for the United Kingdom in coalition with the Liberal Democrats. David Cameron will be the new Prime Minister and will live at Number 10 Downing Street with his family. The party leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, was given the … Read more UK: David Cameron is Prime Minister, Nick Clegg is Deputy PM

UK: Gordon Brown Resigns As Prime Minister

Gordon Brown, the leader of the Labour Party and Prime Minister of Great Britain is on his way to tender his resignation to the Queen, after making a statement to that effect outside 10 Downing Street minutes ago. He told the mass of reporters “Thank you and goodbye” as he ended his speech supported by … Read more UK: Gordon Brown Resigns As Prime Minister

UK General Election 2010 Final Results: Conservatives Have Most Seats

The final results for the UK General Election 2010 are now in, though Thirsk & Malton will hold their general election on 27th May owing to the death of a candidate. The Conservatives hold the most seats, but do not have an outright majority and so will need to form a coalition with another party … Read more UK General Election 2010 Final Results: Conservatives Have Most Seats

UK General Election 2010: Hilary Benn Retains Leeds Central for Labour

Hilary Benn, the former Secretary for International Development, has retained his seat in Leeds Central for the Labour party. Hilary Benn Labour 18,434 Michael Taylor Liberal Democrat 7,789 Alan Lamb Conservative 7,541 Kevin Meeson British National Party 3,066 Dave Procter Independent 409 We Beat The Scum One-Nil Independent 155

UK General Election 2010: [Video] David Cameron Post Election Speech, Liberal Democrat Offer

UK General Election 2010 News – Video – David Cameron speaks following Hung Parliament, makes offer to Liberal Democrats David Cameron, leader of the UK Conservative Party, speaking following the 2010 UK General Election. Cameron makes an offer to Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrat Party because “[the Conservatives] have to accept that we fell … Read more UK General Election 2010: [Video] David Cameron Post Election Speech, Liberal Democrat Offer

UK General Election 2010: Yvette Cooper Keeps Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford for Labour

Yvetter Cooper has retained her safe Labour seat of Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford in West Yorkshire. However, the Conservative have increased their share of the vote in the area by 12.5% – a surprising statistic given the strong coal mining heritage of the area. Yvette Cooper Labour 22,293 Nick Pickles Conservative 11,314 Chris Rush Liberal … Read more UK General Election 2010: Yvette Cooper Keeps Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford for Labour

UK General Election 2010: Fleetwood & Lancaster to the Conservatives

Eric Ollerenshaw has been elected as Conservative MP for Fleetwood & Lancaster after unseating Labour. Eric Ollerenshaw Conservative 15,404 Clive Grunshaw Labour 15,071 Stuart Langhorn Liberal Democrat 8,167 Gina Dowding Green 1,888 Fred McGlade UK Independence Party 1,020 Debra Kent British National Party 938 Keith Riley Independent 213

UK General Election 2010: [Video] Gordon Brown Invites Nick Clegg to Talk

As the above speech, made by Prime Minister Gordon Brown following the UK General Election 2010 hung parliament result would indicate, the Labour Administration are keen to speak with the Liberal Democrat Party leader, Nick Clegg, in order to discuss setting up a Labour / Liberal Democrat coalition in order to help “stabilise” economic recovery. … Read more UK General Election 2010: [Video] Gordon Brown Invites Nick Clegg to Talk

UK General Election 2010: Dudley North Kept by Labour

Dudley North has elected Ian Austin as MP for Dudley North. Ian Austin Labour 14,923 Graeme Brown Conservative 14,274 Mike Beckett Liberal Democrat 4,066 Malcolm Davis UK Independence Party 3,267 Ken Griffiths British National Party 1,899 Kevin Inman National Front 173