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Prime Minister David Cameron


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July 2016: 'The story, extracted from a new biography of Cameron, sparked an immediate furore. It was gross, it was a great opportunity to humiliate an elitist prime minister, and many felt it rang true for a former member of the notorious Bullingdon Club. Within minutes, #Piggate and #Hameron were trending on Twitter, and even senior politicians joined the fun: Nicola Sturgeon said the allegations had “entertained the whole country”, while Paddy Ashdown joked that Cameron was “hogging the headlines”. At first, the BBC refused to mention the allegations, and 10 Downing Street said it would not “dignify” the story with a response – but soon it was forced to issue a denial. And so a powerful man was sexually shamed, in a way that had nothing to do with his divisive politics, and in a way he could never really respond to. But who cares? He could take it.'

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jul/12/how-technology-disrupted-the-truth

August 2011: "LONDON — British officials and representatives of Twitter, Facebook and BlackBerry met Thursday to discuss voluntary ways to limit or restrict the use of social media to combat crime and periods of civil unrest, while trying to dodge charges of hypocrisy and censorship that trailed Prime Minister David Cameron’s call to restrict use of the networks after this month’s riots."

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/26/world/europe/26social.html

July 2011: 'Yet some of the primary motivations cited by the suspect in Norway, Anders Behring Breivik, are now mainstream issues. Mrs. Merkel, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France and Prime Minister David Cameron in Britain all recently declared an end to multiculturalism. Multiculturalism “has failed, utterly failed,” Mrs. Merkel told fellow Christian Democrats last October, though stressing that immigrants were welcome in Germany.'

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/world/europe/24europe.htm

July 2011: "Such was the public revulsion that an embattled prime minister, David Cameron, was forced on Friday to order two separate inquiries — one into the phone-hacking scandal itself and the other into the behavior of the freewheeling British press. In a news conference, Mr. Cameron insisted that the British press tradition of self-regulation had failed."

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/10/world/europe/10press.html

July 2011: "Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday backed calls for an independent inquiry into the scandal, with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg insisting Thursday it should be led by a judge and have the power to call witnesses."

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/07/07/uk.phonehacking/index.html

June 2010: 'LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron offered an extraordinary apology on Tuesday for the 1972 killings of 14 unarmed demonstrators by British soldiers in Northern Ireland, saying that a long-awaited judicial inquiry had left no doubt that the “Bloody Sunday” shootings were “both unjustified and unjustifiable.”'

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/16/world/europe/16nireland.html

June 2010: 'The new British prime minister, David Cameron, also called for an end to the blockade, criticizing the raid as “completely unacceptable.”'

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/03/world/middleeast/03policy.html

May 2010: 'The Conservative leader, David Cameron, a staunch opponent of proportional representation, has contended that it “takes power away from the man and woman in the street and hands it to the political elites.” Instead of voters choosing the winners, he wrote in The Guardian last year, “party managers would choose a government on the basis of secret backroom deals.”'

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/08/world/europe/08reform.html

October 2008: Leader of the Conservative Party in the UK.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/23/world/europe/23britain.html

Relationships

RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Cooperation (past or present) European Union, The (EU) Organization Jul 4, 2016
Opponent (past or present) Successor to Gordon Brown Person Jun 16, 2010
Opponent (past or present) Nigel Farage Person Jul 4, 2016
Research/Analysis Subject Isabel Oakeshott Person Jul 18, 2016

Articles and Resources

Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at:
Jul 12, 2016 How technology disrupted the truth

QUOTE: Social media has swallowed the news – threatening the funding of public-interest reporting and ushering in an era when everyone has their own facts. But the consequences go far beyond journalism....It seemed that journalists were no longer required to believe their own stories to be true, nor, apparently, did they need to provide evidence. Instead it was up to the reader – who does not even know the identity of the source – to make up their own mind. But based on what? Gut instinct, intuition, mood? Does the truth matter any more?

Guardian Unlimited
Aug 25, 2011 In Britain, a Meeting on Limiting Social Media

QUOTE: British officials and representatives of Twitter, Facebook and BlackBerry met Thursday to discuss voluntary ways to limit or restrict the use of social media to combat crime and periods of civil unrest, while trying to dodge charges of hypocrisy and censorship that trailed Prime Minister David Cameron’s call to restrict use of the networks after this month’s riots.

New York Times
Jul 23, 2011 Norway Attacks Put Spotlight on Rise of Right-Wing Sentiment in Europe

QUOTE: The success of populist parties appealing to a sense of lost national identity has brought criticism of minorities, immigrants and in particular Muslims out of the beer halls and Internet chat rooms and into mainstream politics. While the parties themselves generally do not condone violence, some experts say a climate of hatred in the political discourse has encouraged violent individuals.

New York Times
Jul 09, 2011 Scandals Redefine Rules for the Press in Europe

QUOTE: A widening phone-hacking scandal is prompting a broad reassessment of the balance between press freedom and privacy in Britain, even as France grapples with the consequences of its tradition of protecting the powerful.

New York Times
Jul 07, 2011 Murdoch paper suffers new blow in hacking scandal

QUOTE: the latest blow to the British Sunday tabloid [News of the World--Ed.] that has been accused of illegally eavesdropping on the messages of murder and terror victims, celebrities and politicians. Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday backed calls for an independent inquiry into the scandal

CNN (Cable News Network)
Apr 10, 2011 Murdoch paper admits phone hacking as victim rejects payout

QUOTE: Media magnate Rupert Murdoch's flagship British Sunday tabloid newspaper officially apologized Sunday for hacking into voice mails, in a scandal which has affected celebrities, politicians and royal household staff... The New York Times alleged in its story last year that -- far from Goodman and Mulcaire being lone culprits -- phone hacking was common practice at the newspaper.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jun 15, 2010 Cameron Calls N. Ireland Killings ‘Unjustified’

QUOTE: Prime Minister David Cameron offered an extraordinary apology on Tuesday for the 1972 killings of 14 unarmed demonstrators by British soldiers in Northern Ireland, saying that a long-awaited judicial inquiry had left no doubt that the “Bloody Sunday” shootings were “both unjustified and unjustifiable.”

New York Times
Jun 02, 2010 New Israeli Tack Needed on Gaza, U.S. Officials Say

QUOTE: The Obama administration considers Israel’s blockade of Gaza to be untenable and plans to press for another approach to ensure Israel’s security while allowing more supplies into the impoverished Palestinian area....Since the botched raid that killed nine activists on Monday, the Israeli government has said that the blockade was necessary to protect Israel against the infiltration into Gaza of weapons and fighters sponsored by Iran.

New York Times
May 07, 2010 Unclear Result in Britain Puts Focus on Electoral Rules

QUOTE: '[The British] system, designed for two-party politics, always fails to deliver a Parliament that reflects the way people voted,” Mr. Dé said. “Third parties are always punished, and fourth parties are often invisible.'

New York Times
Oct 23, 2008 Loose Lips Lead to Trouble for British Tories

QUOTE: Did George Osborne, the Conservative’s brash spokesman for economic affairs, solicit an $80,000 donation from the fabulously rich Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska?...that basic question has been buried under a mille-feuille of issues, including old-school ties, big foreign money, gossipy Westminster politics and the proper etiquette for dealing with indiscreet confidences gleaned while enjoying someone else’s hospitality.

New York Times