They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Britain: Get the single parents, spare the fat cats

Peter Hain, the Work and Pensions Secretary, said that from October next year, lone parents will no longer be automatically entitled to income support when their youngest child reaches 12. The cut-off point, now 16, will be reduced to seven in October 2010, affecting four in 10 lone parents. Link

db: Blairism lives. If New Labour and its twin the New Tory party placed as much focus on corporate governance as they do screwing the hard up then we wouldn't have needed the US to investigate BAE and Saudi/British corruption

UK criticised for axing BAE probe
The world’s leading anti-corruption watchdog on Wednesday rounded on the British government for axing a bribery investigation at BAE Systems, the defence company, arguing in a new report that the decision posed a “serious threat” to a key international anti-corruption convention. Link