David Cameron: he said everything we might have hoped for – Janet Daly – Telegraph Blogs

This is an interesting insight into David Cameron‘s speech from Janet Daly. It’s worth a read. Check it out!

via David Cameron: he said everything we might have hoped for – Telegraph Blogs.

Listen to David Cameron’s speech by open this link.

Whilst I am no great fan of David Cameron, at least he had something to say, rather than the non-speech of Ed Milliband.

I must say, I like the reference to patriotism. It’s good to hear. I was in a small town in Alberta, Canada, for Canada day, and I was really impressed with the passion and respect in the ceremony; an ex-serviceman raised the flag and their was silence. When I was a child and in the Boy Scouts, raising the UK flag was an equally solemn occasion. Apart from Canada, the US and Autralia are big on patriotism; what ever happened to patriotism in the UK. Similarly, there is nothing wrong with ambition, achievement and fair reward. Sadly, I fear that the UK has gone too far with social services, and safety nets.

Because of austerity, the mainstream military services have been savaged to the point where I suspect that the UK is at risk.

Let me test the idea of patriotism in a practical way with two open questions:

  1. Should the UK re-introduce national service, perhaps along the lines of Israel, with compulsory three years for men and two years for women?
  2. Should national service include services to the community?

Thoughts?

Why David Cameron must beg Boris Johnson to fight in Clacton – Telegraph Blogs

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Boris-johnson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excellent article by Peter Oborne, the Daily Telegraph‘s chief political commentator. Check it out!

via Why David Cameron must beg Boris Johnson to fight in Clacton – Telegraph Blogs.

I wonder if David Cameron will take the risk?

Any thoughts?