Opinion – Cameron’s extreme balancing act – POLITICO – John Gelmini

Cameron speaking in 2010.

Cameron speaking in 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As Dr Alf and others know, David Cameron has already said that he will not serve another Parliamentary term after this one.

In reality, he will have to step down sooner to allow for an orderly transition, even if the Conservatives look like winning the 2020 election.

In reality, he is mentally in his next big role, so in this one, he is marking time, whilst his chosen successor George Osborne moves into the role.

The Referendum is a done deal and if the British public vote the wrong way they will be ignored.
Some concessions will be made to assuage public opinion but nothing substantive will be done to reduce immigration or cut EU budget contributions.

David Cameron may not look much like a winner but then neither do some of those that might succeed him and the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties are unelectable jokes as things stand.

John Gelmini

Britain has made ‘visionary’ choice to become China’s best friend, says Xi | UK news | The Guardian

Xi Jinping 习近平

Xi Jinping 习近平 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to this very powerful article by the UK‘s Guardian, on the eve of his first state visit to the UK, the Chinese president speaks in glowing terms about the prospect of closer ties between London and Beijing.

Source: Britain has made ‘visionary’ choice to become China’s best friend, says Xi | UK news | The Guardian.

Given that America, under Obama, has subordinated the relationship with the UK, David Cameron and George Osborne have boldly decided to embrace China. Whilst there are undoubtedly risks for the UK, this is an adventureous and decisive move.