Tuesday, April 6, 2010

U.K. General Election on May 6th

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has asked the Queen to dissolve Parliament and an election has been called for May 6th, one month from now.

Although the Labour Party has managed to narrow the gap in the public opinion polls somewhat the Conservative Party led by David Cameron is expected to end 13 years of Labour rule.

At the risk of trotting out a tired cliche these aren't your father's Tories. Cameron is no Thatcher. Maggie Thatcher would have never led a Conservative Party whose election manifesto called for the hiring of 5,000 professional community organizers much less state:

This plan is directly based on the successful community organising movement established by Saul Alinsky in the United States and has successfully trained generations of community organisers, including President Obama.

Frankly, I think Cameron's efforts to ingratiate himself with President Obama will be all for naught. If President Obama refuses to meet with Gordon Brown, a fellow socialist, on five separate occaisons why would he give a Tory like Cameron the time of day?

Whether Britain has a Labour government or a Conservative government so long as President Obama is in office the Anglo-American alliance is on hold. Obama's cold shoulder towards Britain is light years away from the days when President Bush and Prime Minister Blair stood shoulder to shoulder.

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