Tories pledge to give vote back to all expats – Telegraph

English: Gordon Brown

English: Gordon Brown (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This Telegraph article highlights good news for all UK expats. Check it out!

via Tories pledge to give vote back to all expats – Telegraph.

Interestingly, the UK expats can thank the EU for bringing pressure to bear here.

It seems the previous Labour Government was responsible for reducing UK expats voting rights. Perhaps, Labour cynically felt that there were not too many Labour supporters in this group?

Thoughts?

Cameron’s flawed tactics on Europe – FT.com

This is a MUST READ article from the FT. Check it out!

via Cameron’s flawed tactics on Europe – FT.com.

The article examines how Cameron’s grand-standing has made him deeply unpopular with the leaders of the EU. It concludes that Cameron is effectively a lame duck, even if he wins the next election with a mandate for an EU referendum. Basically, Cameron has excluded himself from effective political influence in Europe by pandering to back bench Tories.

Let me turn this to an open question:

English: David Cameron, Prime Minister of the ...

English: David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative Party (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Is Cameron’s flawed tactics on Europe just one isolated example or is the Coalition’s policy flawed in other important areas of UK national policy like economics, healthcare, defense, local government, foreign affairs?

Any views?