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Archive for 'Tories'

Suiliman Gani and Assorted Tory MPs

The hate preacher and campaigner for jihadist convicts and for a boycott of Ahmadi shops, Suiliman Gani/Ghani sprung into action last night, posting a series of photographs of him in the company with Tory politicians.
First up, Zac Goldsmith:

Followed by Tania Mathias:
And finally, Jane Ellison:

Politicians are asked to appear in photographs all the time. If [...]

Enough already!

It’s bad enough on Facebook and Twitter, but why did this ad have to appear on my Harry’s Place home page?

If you don’t know what I’m referring to, I’m sure someone other than me will be pleased to explain it in the comments.

Labour Friends of Ukraine

This looks like something worthy of backing by Labour party members and supporters in the UK.

The Labour Party believes and has always believed in a world governed by rules, in liberal democracy and in the territorial integrity of nations. Nowhere is the battle for those ideals more fiercely raging than in Ukraine.
Labour Friends of Ukraine [...]

As Warsi resigns over Gaza, Tories’ vexed history on Israel comes back to haunt them

This is a cross-post from The Conversation by  James Vaughan, Aberystwyth University
As Israel’s Operation Protective Edge began to draw more vocal international criticism, the supposedly staunchly pro-Israel Conservative party saw the beginnings of a revolt: a number of David Cameron’s backbench MPs and former Tory ministers came out demanding a stronger response to Israel’s actions [...]

Protesting Funerals and Insufficient Mourning

On the one hand, there are morally crapulant and/or unbearably light instinctive comments from Glenn Greenwald or Gary Younge who would appear to believe that empathy is negotiable and that their professed concern for non-American victims of bombs stops with those killed by American actions (or ones which they can make a vacuous case of [...]

Tories and UKIP After Eastleigh

This is a cross post by Phil at A Very Public Sociologist

UKIP may well be “fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists” but they’re also riding high after last night’s by-election result. Farage must be kicking himself for not standing as just 1,800 votes separated his party (and it is his party) from the hapless LibDems. With his profile, [...]

Tories for Obama?

First Prime Minister David Cameron sneered at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for running an Olympics in “the middle of nowhere.”
Then London Mayor Boris Johnson fired up a pre-Olympics rally by mocking “a guy called Mitt Romney.”
Now Jon Swaine, Washington correspondent for the conservative Telegraph, reports that Romney appears to have violated ethics laws as [...]

It’s time to shut the Conservative Muslim Forum down

This is a guest post by Hasan Afzal
The Conservative Muslim Forum (CMF) was founded in 2005, as part of the Conservative Party’s ‘modernisation’ strategy, the group was formed “when the Conservative Party recognised that it needed to do more to appeal to Muslim voters”. The group uses an ‘@conservatives.com’ e-mail for all official correspondences.
The CMF [...]

Scandal

Unless an independent inquiry establishes that Peter Cruddas was on a jaunt of his own, the Government should really fall over this.
Alec adds: Googling for the following image, waddayaknow, I used it before:

Lord Sheikh’s Right Hand Man Chairs “Question Time” With Hizb ut Tahrir

Omar Faruk is described on the website of the Tory peer, Lord Sheikh, as his “chief of staff“. He is the CEO of an organisation called EcoMuslim, of which his patron, Lord Sheikh is the Chair.
On 9 April, he is moderating an event called Muslim Question Time, at which the participants are as follows:
Ustadh Surkheel [...]