Politicans and world leaders making news and in the news, and spouting hot air
IT’S not the way Colonel Gaddafi says it – it’s what he says:
JOE Biden, the Deputy leader of the US Barack Obama uses for entertainment purposes, is in Mongolia. There he met with Mongolian Prime Minister Sukhbaatar Batbold and watched the Mini Nadam or Mongolian wrestling performance in Ulan Bator from the same vantage point from which a gopher watches golf. But Obama’s warm-up man achieved something notable when the doors to his plane opened and revealed that he was being accompanied by his granddaughter Naomi Biden. What Naomi doesn’t know about the Mongolian economy and feeding ducks in the park is not worth knowing…
DAVID Cameron has decided against heading back to Italy for the rest of his summer holidays and opted instead to spend a few days in Port Isaac, Cornwall. Perhaps the Londoner had read the Foreign Office’s latest text message for Britishers overseas. The service – launched in August – alerts citizens of Bullingdon Britain to any uprisings in the area of their trip…
HARRIET Harman, Deputy leader of Labour Party, and champion of equality (for everyone else) is now on the same team as Calum Campbell. Young Calum is, reportedly, the 22-year-old member of the Labour Party’s fundraising team. His dad is called Alsitair Campbell. You may recall Harman upbraiding Nick Clegg – whose got a job in baking partly though his dad’s connections – for nepotism and how all the best jobs go to sons and daughters of the elite:
I am afraid that the Deputy Prime Minister gave up the right to pontificate on social mobility… When I heard that he was going to launch a commission on social mobility, I thought that it was April Fools day. In just 10 months this Tory-led Government have launched an assault on opportunities for young people, especially the poorest….
For many young people, mobility now means a bus down to the jobcentre…
Next he will be foxtrotting down to the Tory party’s fundraising ball, auctioning City internships for the children of the highest bidder. Is that not the Government’s idea of social mobility? We have further to go, but they are turning the clock back… He may be a man on a mission, but with him at the helm, it is mission impossible.
NICK Clegg warned of riots if the Conservatives got in to power. Or promised. You see, although Nick was never invited to join the Bullingdon club, he did possess much of the criteria to get in. When he was 16 and a public schoolboy overseas, Clegg engaged in a spot of arson.
“Yeah… I, erm, I was at a party and I drifted into a greenhouse with a friend, saw it was full of cacti and lit a match to find our way, as there were no lights on. The flame accidentally touched one of the cacti, which glowed rather beautifully. We did that to a fair number of the cacti… We didn’t know what we were doing. We were teenagers, we’d drunk too much – frankly, we did behave appallingly, irresponsibly, criminally. Next morning, one of the organisers of the exchange rang me up and said, ‘We know you did this.’ I came clean.”
ANNA Hazare is not just man with a girl’s name. He’s the anti-corruption activist staging an indefinite fast.
To give you ignorant swine at home some idea of what the Indian leader is like, Sky News sends Alex Rossi to investigate. He tells us:
“Like Gandhi he has glasses and wears white..”
John Prescott Cheers His Role In ‘7/11’ And The Asian Tsunami While Applying Double Standards To David Cameron
JOHN Prescott is a ubiquitous presence on the telly. Recently the walking Spitting Image puppet was talking about how terrible it as that David Cameron was on holiday in Italy when the riots broke out. He was recently talking to Mariella Frostrup on the BBC’s morning sofa:
LORD PRESCOTT: “It’s unbelievable. Look, when every August for ten years … People think August is a quiet time. It isn’t. I had the tsunami, I had the Omagh bombing, I had terrorist attacks – the 7/11. All those occurred on my watch, right, and you have to deal with them.”
That would be a tsunami in Indonesia and 7/11, a melange of atrocities that John can recall in just two number.
“I was on a 24-hour train trip from Delhi to [the eastern Indian state of] Orissa. But, after 72 hours, the train still did not reach the destination… and my skin became dirty and dark like the Tamilians.”
IN David Cameron’s Bullingdon Britain there is chatter that U.S ‘Supercop’ Bill Bratton is being flown in by jet to knock the country into shape. With any luck London can be the new Pittsburgh.
But hold on a moment, please!
THE race to be the Republican’s Party’s candiate to take on Barack Obama in the next Presidential Smack Down is underway. Time, then, to introduce you to Herman Cain. This is he telling the believers:
“A poet once said, ‘life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, but it’s never easy when there’s so much on the line.'”
“Why are these kids not at school?”
“This is criminality pure and simple and it has to be confronted and defeated…If you are old enough to commit these crimes you are old enough to face the punishment”
ED Miliband – he takes nooooo prisoners…
“In the past we have had anti-social behaviour out of control, but we got a grip of that and this behaviour is just mindless and pointless. The vast majority of people are great citizens in Salford and Eccles.”
Tsk! Theft of tellies and stuff is wrong.
And who is Hazel Blears? Well:
Miss Blears, who as Communities Secretary is responsible for housing policy, also spent time in one of London’s most fashionable hotels paid for from public funds. In March, 2004, Miss Blears stated that her second home was the property she owned in her Salford constituency. During that month she bought an £850 television set and video recorder from Selfridges, and a £651 mattress from Marks & Spencer.
NICK Clegg has on the telly walking about Tottenham, telling locals that austerity cuts will not means less police and no protection from locals from thieves and arsonists.
And here is fear-mongering Nick Clegg – Mr Inconsistent 2011 – telling one and all that if the Tories are elected in the last General Election there will lots of rioting.
MEET Arturas Zoukas, mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania. He hates illegal parking. He loves bike lanes. That’s him in his family’s peddle-powered armoured personnel carrier running over a badly parked Mercedes-Benz on the school run…
COLONEL Gaddafi is portrayed as a delusional lunatic. Well, that is pretty much how he presents himself. But the gangster is no fool. This is the man whose regime ordered the bombing of a disco in Germany and a plane over Lockerbie, and murdered a British policewoman on a British street.
With Gaddafi still in power, Libya was welcomed back into the bosom of the West’s family of nations by Tony Blair, that shiny-eyed healer who wears his god on this sleeve but no blood on his hands.
Historians will one day argue over who was the more self-serving: Blair or Gaddafi. They will then debate if Victoria Beckham is posher than Rebecca Loos and if you can take two bottles into the shower.
THEY’VE closed the Libyan Embassy in Knightsbridge, London. Foreign Secretary William Hague announced that Britain is formally recognising the opposition National Transitional Council as the “sole governmental authority” in Libya. The French did it while back. But what triggered the move now?
ANDERS Breivik says he not work alone. No, it’s not the voices in his head. He is lucid. He admits carrying out the attacks but says he is not guilty of any crime. He “believes that he needed to carry out these acts to save Norway [and Europe from] cultural Marxism and Muslim domination.”
Nothing secures redemption and freedom better than murdering those who might not agree with you. Breivik wants his day in the limelight – it will make for pathetic and painful listening.
THE New York maid who claims former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her on May 14 is called Nafissatou Diallo. She is a 32-year-old immigrant from Guinea.
That’s her talking to Newsweek magazine and on Good Morning America.
THE Associated Press has been on the government tour of Libya. We’ve got the photos. You will see images of children play on a see-saw on a beach in Tripoli in Colonel Gaddafi’s land flowing in oil and money.
DID you know that Dominique Strauss-Kahn shagged Anne Mansouret. She says he “took me with the vulgarity of a soldier“.
Mansouret is mother to Tristane Banon – who claims DSK tried to rape her.
PRIME Minister David Cameron is in Nigeria to conduct a seminar with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan about good governance, corruption, a missing uncle Rupert who has £1billion to invest in an offshore bank account, buying the police, the secret services targeting the ordinary people, nepotism in the BBC and the civil service…