David Cameron needs someone to remind him that the office that he holds should command respect. He is supposed to act with dignity. He is, as if we can forget, the Prime Minister to the Sovereign. A position from which leadership is sought. Not for the first time I find him engaging in scuttlebutt akin to the contents of a society columnist, or yet worse, a jingoistic gutter journalist. Regardless of his perspective on off-field footballing matters that may be considered newsworthy at the moment I would much prefer that his attention was occupied by loftier affairs.
The Falkland islands are in the news again. The Argentine government have found a handy public distraction from domestic issues. Just like they did the last time they needed one in the early eighties and we all know what that brought about.
Quantitative Easing to the sum of £50,000,000,000 has been announced today by the Bank of England. Bankers and some economists are rejoicing, as well they may, but in the real world pensioners will be worse off for the remainder of their lives. Annuities today are down 25% in value from as recent as 2008.
The debacle over foreign aid has not played out its last yet. Questions are being asked and I have a feeling that there will be more on this issue in coming months.
Over in America the decision by the high court of Georgia that Obama is not eligible to stand for election there, and cannot therefore be voted for in that state, is being challenged. This one will run and is receiving attention stateside but not as it might by the mainstream media.
I have to go now. Have a good afternoon.