Tag Archives: Prime Minister David Cameron

Brexit – Is The Genie Coming Out Of The Bottle? – By David Jessop

Brexit – Is The Genie Coming Out Of The Bottle?

By David Jessop – Caribbean News Service (CNS) Contributor

David Jessop

David Jessop

LONDON, Jun 04 2016 – If the opinion polls are to be believed, the British electorate may vote by a small majority to leave the European Union (EU) in the country’s June 23 referendum.

The latest UK polls suggest that 45 per cent of those voting will chose to go, while 42 per cent will say they want to remain. At present 13 per cent say they don’t know. The concern is that if young people, who are predisposed to vote to remain, cannot be mobilised, and the leadership of the Labour Party do not do more to encourage its members to vote in the same way, the United Kingdom will be plunged into a period of economic and political turmoil with unpredictable consequences beyond it shores.    Continue reading

Reparations and Sustainability: Sir Hilary Beckles Makes the Case! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Reparations and Sustainability: Sir Hilary Beckles Makes the Case!

Sir Hilary Beckles

Sir Hilary Beckles

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

It was simple and compelling. But Prime Minister David Cameron was not buying into it. He said that reparations were not the answer. When he addressed Jamaica’s Parliament in September 2005 Mr. Cameron admitted that slavery was ‘abhorrent’ and that the ‘wounds run very deep’ but he did not give much hope to the pro-reparation argument.

In fact Mr. Cameron wanted the Caribbean to move on and put the past behind. According to the British Prime Minister, ‘ I hope that as friends who have gone through so much together since those darkest of times, we can move on from this painful legacy and continue to build for the future.’   Continue reading

Breaking up Britain – commentary

Breaking up Britain

Posted By Stabroek staff On October 17, 2012 – Editorial |

It is tempting to use this title for an editorial intended to comment on the news that the British, or United Kingdom, government has arrived at a conclusion to long continuing discussion with the devolved government of Scotland on the issue of a referendum for Scotland. While some Scots have long been pressing for what many observers believe to be full independence, Prime Minister David Cameron, the head of a Conservative Party not traditionally too keen to concede that Britain should be anything less than a united Britain, has conceded the wish of the present Scottish government of first Minister Alex Salmond. He has gone even further than the Scottish leadership themselves might really have wished, by insisting that the question to be put in the referendum should be solely on secession and not any other half way house between the present arrangements and full independence.  Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: