Cameron defends outspoken approach to Eurozone debt

The prime minister of U.K has defended is increasingly vocal approach to the Eurozone crisis and said that it would be more dangerous not to speak out. Speaking at the NATO summit held in Chicago on May 20th and 21st Mr. David Cameron said that his contributions have been constructive and in Britain’s national interest.

He has warned Eurozone leaders and told them to draw up proper contingency plans in order to break up the single currency. He also alerted the Greek voters that their elections which are going to be held next month are a referendum on euro membership. At the summit he said that the problems faced in the Eurozone matter to the United Kingdom and that being silent on the problems would be more dangerous as they need to be resolved. He further added that he commends the steps that have been taken to make the economies more competitive and address the issues, to make them stronger by building firewalls and by recapitalizing the banks yet there’s more to be done to decisively resolve the crisis. He argues that the British contribution to the debate has been very constructive and that they have been involved in the problem solving process and not turned their back on the crisis. he said, “We have consistently set out the things that we think need to be done, whether that is firewalls, bank recapitalization, a more active policy on behalf of the ECB looking towards Eurobonds for the future. These are important points.

David Cameron reassures Britain on fuel shortage issue

British Prime Minister David Cameron has taken it upon himself to convince motorists that there is no likelihood of petrol shortage despite an impending strike by tank drivers. This comes after a ghastly incident, in which a mother received 40 per cent burns and is in hospital in critical but safe condition following a fire accident while decanting stockpiled petrol from a jerry can in her kitchen in York. The victim Diane Hill, 46 was one of the several to store petrol fearing a run out after Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office Minister, had advocated “a bit of extra fuel in a jerry can in the garage is a sensible precaution to take”. The advisory has drawn the ire of several Labor Leaders who rooted for his head, holding him responsible for the kitchen fire mishap.

Describing the accident as “a desperate incident and a terrible thing”, Cameron insisted that the government and petrol companies are doing their best to ease the situation in the face of people queuing up petrol at petrol stations in several areas. This has resulted in a shortage of fuel. Expressing sympathy to the Hill family, Cameron said “the fuel companies are working flat out to resupply petrol stations” and that “It is frustrating, I know, when petrol stations have queues. Everything that can be done is being done, but it will take some time.”

The Government stands firm on NHS reform

The Prime Minister David Cameron has reiterated his commitment to reforming the NHS even as he is criticized for excluding opponents of the bill from a summit held at Downing Street on the issue. He said the talks that were held with some of the people who would be involved with implementing the changes, were constructive and helpful and felt that those against the bill are making up ‘myths’ about the impact of the changes.

Critics of the Health and Social Care Bill that is currently undergoing heated debate in Parliament feel that the Bill should be quashed as it is as present and reformed after discussions with a larger group of professionals. It has emerged that the round table discussion which was to allow chairs of the new GP-led Clinical Commissioning Groups of CCG’s to voice their views with the Mr. Cameron and the Health Secretary Mr. Andrew Lansley, did not include representatives of groups critical to the Bill. Those excluded were four Royal Colleges: those representing GPs, Pathologists, Radiologists and Psychiatrists; and the Health unions not asked to attend included the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), the British Medical Association (BMA), Unite and Unison. Critics of the bill feel that this is a way to privatize the NHS and that if passed the Bill will result in longer waiting periods for treatment.

UK-French nuke related deal raises few eyebrows but many questions

Earlier today, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy made agreements for sanctioning of an investment of £60bn into a nuclear treaty that would tie the two countries in exchange of cooperation for building nuclear plants in Britain. The agreement will be executed with British and French companies signing further sub-agreements towards work on new nuclear facilities in Britain with French expertise helping render British power situation healthier than it currently is. The country premiers also addressed the media through a joint press conference in which many subjects were touched like Iran’s nuclear program, Syrian unrest, Sarkozy’s campaign trails and Cameron’s decision to leave the eurozone talks last December etc.

With the talk underway news about Rolls Royce signing a £400m deal emerged. The company will sign the deal with the French energy giant Avera to supply EPR services to the first of the planned nuclear sites that will be situated near Somerset in UK. News about similar such deals has and will continue to emerge between various important companies of both countries whilst many citizens especially in UK’s Scotland area vehemently oppose nuclear. Both countries ironically also debated the Iranian situation which did not seem to be puzzling in context to either leader despite the fact the Iran’s denial to nuclear was being discussed and debated by them when they themselves were signing nuclear treaties among themselves.

UK Service Sector may just pull the country out of recession, really?

So the past few months have been especially distressing for the Britons. With the decision of their Prime Minister David Cameron to quit talks with European countries and negotiations to quell the eurozone crisis seems to have landed the country in a bigger mess. Now that the European countries disregard to British trade concerns in the context of routing solutions through international organizations like European Commission and European Court, the fate of UK in terms of its sluggish recovery from its financial crisis has been casted with a gloomy shadow of its own decisions. While many, including the current opposition in the country have indicated their displeasure with Prime Minister Cameron’s handling of the situation, the country seems to have retained a characteristic slow pace of recovery and the discouragement rendered because of the unceremonious ouster from the European talks has began to show on many market indices.

Cameron’s Threat of Legal Action Not Enough for Ed Miliband

David Cameron in a latest statement against some 25 European countries has threatened to use legal force to avoid the use of institutions in a bid to protect Britain’s national interests. His opinions since the last meeting with his European counterparts has become more vocal and aggressive especially in regards to use of institutions that can negatively impact Britain’s already unstable economic situation. Cameron’s reactions were exasperated by the fact that the 25 member block in Europe has threatened to sideline or rather exclude the UK and Czech Republic in their use of joint institutions including European Commission and the European Court of Justice. This act has been hugely received flak from all corners in Britain and Cameron has been blamed for the current situation on account of Britain’s disapproval and consequent exit from negotiations that ended without Cameron’s participation last December.

 

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