The Con-Dems have had it their way too long. We have to turn this country around
THE murder of police constable Sharon Beshenivsky in Bradford has been followed by a wave of media knee-jerk demands that should be rejected out of hand.
IT will be interesting to see how much coverage the British mainstream media devotes to the anti-torture conference taking place at Amnesty International's headquarters in London.
EDUCATION Secretary Ruth Kelly would have us believe that the government's retrograde plans to privatise state schools by stealth are "rooted in Labour values."
FOREIGN Secretary Jack Straw claims to have been "deeply shocked" by the revelation that elements within the Iraqi puppet government have been torturing civilians.
FURTHER education teaching staff might be more convinced of the positive nature of government-approved "reforms" if they were not accompanied by strident rhetoric against FE colleges.
CYNICS might wonder why Trade and Industry Secretary Alan Johnson is so worried about Labour Party conference decisions going against the platform when the government takes no notice of decisions that it doesn't like anyway.
DEFENCE Secretary John Reid, in the most bewildering bit of doublethink ever to be heard from a new Labour lackey - and that is saying something - pronounced yesterday that the Prime Minister had been "strengthened by the events of last week."
MOST Socialists have traditionally had an ambivalent attitude to Remembrance Day.
CHARLES Clarke and John Reid, Tony Blair's lickspittles-in-chief, may claim that the Prime Minister's political authority is intact, but, in reality, it is in tatters.