Friend of this blog Andrew Ian Dodge has two must-read articles:
One on Maine Tea Party news,
Maine voters pass Question 1 and send a clear message to Augusta.
And another one on UK news,
UK’s Cameron sides with Obama over BP
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is looking to have an interesting effect on the politics of Great Britain. The oil company in question is not only a British one, but a company whose stocks are heavily invested in by British pensions.
One emerging effect is a split between the free-market members of the British right and David Cameron the Prime Minister. Cameron, heavily influenced by environmental activist, and new MP, Zak Goldsmith has stuck to agreeing with Obama. Cameron’s coalition partner’s the Liberal Democrats have a strong enviromental stance and an anti-business bias. As it stands Cameron refuses to remonstrate with President Obama over his continued attacks on BP.