Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Ipso Mori Opinion Poll Reveals Growing Support For Scottish Independence

Exclusive research for The Scottish Sun revealed the number of voters backing Britain has slumped from 57 per cent to 50 per cent in just six weeks.
And the gap between those who want to prevent its break-up and those who want independence has shrunk from 19 points to just 11.
The poll by Ipsos MORI showed outright support for a separate Scotland has risen by just one point since December to 39 per cent.
But the number of Scots who count themselves as "undecided" has more than doubled — pointing to a gradual softening in opposition to independence.
Last night SNP campaign director Angus Robertson hailed the findings as a victory for his party.

He said: "This is an excellent poll, confirming that the momentum is with the independence case.
"The common feature of every survey in recent weeks is rising support for independence, and falling opposition.
"In the four months leading up to the 2011 election, the SNP came from behind and achieved a swing of nearly 15 per cent from Labour to win.
"Now, two-and-a-half years out from the referendum, a swing of less than six per cent would see independence move ahead."
He added: "The 'Yes' campaign will be broad-based, united and positive — and I believe will be successful." The poll was conducted from January 27-29. It followed the launch of Alex Salmond's referendum plans on Burns Night. It asked 1,005 adults exactly the question the First Minister has suggested for the referendum: "Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent Country?

Friday, 27 January 2012

Mick Jagger Snubs David Cameron


A statement issued by Mick's camp said: "During my career I have always eschewed party politics and came to Davos as a guest, as I thought it would be stimulating.

"I have always been interested in economics and world events. I now find myself being used as a political football and there has been a lot of comment about my political allegiances which are inaccurate. I think it's best I decline the invitation to the key event and curtail my visit."

The musicians withdrawal from the World Economic Forum is embarrassing for the Government.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Mitts Taxing Problem

Mitt Romney and his wife Ann paid about $6.2 million (£4 million) tax on income of $42.7 million (£27.4 million) over the past two years, according to hundreds of pages of tax filings released yesterday. The documents also showed that the Romneys, who have an estimated fortune of $250 million (£160 million) and mansions in California and New Hampshire, hold investments in tax havens such as Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. They also had a Swiss bank account until it was closed in 2010, apparently to prevent political embarrassment.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Gerard Butler Sees No Reason Why Scotland Can't Become A Independent Country


Yesterday, Hollywood-based star Gerard Butler revealed he saw no problem with an independent Scotland.
The Paisley-born actor said: “I can’t see any reason why Scotland shouldn’t be independent. It’s a different country with different attitudes, people and outlook, so why not?”

Newt Gingrich Wins South Carolina GOP Primary


With 40% of the vote the former Speaker Of The House blows Mitt Romney out of the water. And the race to take on Barack Obama in November is now wide open.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Perry Drops Out Of Race


Rick Perry has dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for President Of The United States. He has also endorsed the former House Of Representives Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Monday, 16 January 2012

English Voters Want Scotland To Become A Independent Country

An ICM survey for the Sunday Telegraph found that 43 per cent of voters in England want Scotland to become independent, with only 32 per cent wanting the Scots to remain in the UK.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Obama Campaign Memo Shows Plan To Destroy Romney

Romney closed over a thousand plants, stores and offices, and cut employee wages, benefits and pensions. He laid off American workers and outsourced their jobs to other countries. And he and his partners made hundreds of millions of dollars while taking companies to bankruptcy.
Although some of the businesses in which he took a stake undoubtedly added jobs, neither Romney’s campaign nor any independent fact- checker has supported his claim of producing a net increase of 100,000 American jobs — or even anything close to it. …
Mitt Romney boasts about understanding the “real economy,” but President Obama has worked alongside hardworking Americans in that “real economy.” President Obama — who, like Mitt Romney, earned a degree from Harvard and all the opportunities that affords — began his career helping jobless workers in the shadow of a closed-down steel mill. Mitt Romney, on the other hand, made millions closing down steel mills.
When he began his presidency at the height of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, President Obama immediately addressed the economic crisis, put Americans back to work and held Wall Street accountable. …
Our economic crisis and endemic income inequality were caused in large part by a few who put profits over people. Taking advantage of an uneven playing field, where there was one rulebook for those at the top and another for everyone else, Mitt Romney and his friends made money hand over fist while working families lost their grip on the middle-class lifestyle they earned.
Between now and November the American people will decide whether to respond to this crisis by electing a corporate raider who profited from — and promises to restore — the conditions that caused it, or reelecting a President fighting to level the playing field for American businesses, restore fairness for consumers and help the middle class reclaim a sense of economic security that will benefit the entire economy. That’s what’s on trial, not “free enterprise.”

Alex Salmond Standing Up For Scotland Against Westminster


Mr Salmond told the Morning Show on Ireland’s national broadcaster RTE: “I am sure, as many people in Ireland will remember, that sometimes people in leadership positions in big countries find it very difficult not to bully small countries.
“Of course, what we have seen – as everybody knows – over the last week is the most extraordinary attempt to intimidate Scotland by Westminster politicians.”
Later in the interview, he made a similar remark, saying: “As again the people of Ireland will know, bullying and hectoring the Scottish people from London ain’t going to work.”

Thursday, 12 January 2012

The UK Is Breaking Up Says Plaid Cymru Leadership Candidate Simon Thomas


He said: "Everyone in Wales tends to look at the SNP and think 'they are doing wonderfully', but the SNP had to go about winning two general elections in Scotland first - and we have never won a general election yet. Unless we are serious about independence and serious about taking Wales forward, we have to set our aims on winning power and winning elections in Wales.
"Independence for me would mean the break-up of the UK as we know it. That may sound like the most ridiculous thing you've ever heard, but the UK as we know it today is only 90 years old. People tend to think that we've got some kind of long-lasting medieval kingdom here, it's only been going around for less than a century.
"I don't think it will last another century and there will be huge changes in the United Kingdom. Scotland may be the most obvious reason there, but Northern Ireland has an interesting future ahead of it - as does Wales.
"I don't think we exist to dream of an independent Wales, we exist to make independence a reality."

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Monday, 9 January 2012

Newt Gingrich's Political Sugardaddy


Sheldon Adelson is a Billionaire and according to Forbes Magazine he was America's third richest man in 2008. So why is Sheldon forking out 5 million dollars to help Newt Gingrich? It might have something to do with Sheldon's deep love of the State of Israel. Mr Adelson made his money in the gambling industry. He owns casinos in Las Vegas and Macau.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Portia Simpson Miller Wants Jamaica To Become A Republic


The Jamaican Prime Minister added: "This 50th anniversary year will be a time for reflection on the lessons of the past; and as we celebrate our achievements as an independent nation, we now need to complete the circle of independence." She added: "In this regard, we will therefore initiate the process of our detachment from the monarch to become a republic with our own indigenous president as head of state."
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: "The issue of the Jamaican head of state is entirely a matter for the Jamaican government and people."

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Mitt Romney Wins The Iowa Caucus But By Only 8 Votes


- Mitt Romney actually received 6 fewer votes than he did in 2008 (when he lost the caucus to a former preacher)
- He won only 17 counties out of a possible 99. Santorum took 63
- He spent roughly $113 per vote. Santorum spent only $1.65
- 75 percent of the caucus voted against the winner

The battle for the nomination of the Republican Party to take on Barack Obama could go all the way to the Convention.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Mitt Romney's Record While Working At Bain Capital


– In 1992, the firm acquired American Pad & Paper. By 1999, the year Romney left Bain, two American plants were closed, 385 jobs had been cut and the company was $392 million in debt. The next year, Ampad was forced into bankruptcy.
– Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs bought Dade International for about $450 million in 1994. The firm quickly fired or relocated at least 900 workers. Over the next several years, it sunk increasingly into debt and laid off 1,000 workers. In 2002 — after Romney had left Bain — it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
– A 1997 buyout of LIVE Entertainment for $150 million resulted in 40 layoffs, roughly one in four of the company’s 166 workers. The job cuts affected all aspects of the company, from production and acquisition to legal and public relations.
– In 1997, Bain bought a stake in DDI Corp., a maker of electronic circuit boards. Three years later, Bain took the company public and collected a $36 million payout. But by August 2003, the company filed for bankruptcy protection, laying off more than 2,100 workers.