Powerful prayer to St. Michael the Archangel - video ~ link
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Lord Stirling calls for a nuclear device to be used to quickly stop the undersea 'volcano' gushing massive amounts of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico - video ~ link
Mr Cameron, 43, entered 10 Downing Street after travelling to Buckingham Palace to formally accept the Queen's request to form the next government.
He said he aimed to form a "proper and full coalition" with the Lib Dems to provide "strong, stable government".
His party won the most seats in the general election last week, but not an overall majority.
In a speech outside his new Downing Street home, Mr Cameron said he and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg would "put aside party differences and work hard for the common good and the national interest".
Mr Cameron's arrival in Downing Street marks the end of 13 years of Labour rule and sees the first coalition government in the UK in 70 years.
It is also the first Liberal Democrat and Conservative power-sharing deal at Westminster in history.
Mr Cameron is the youngest prime minister since 1812 - six months younger than Tony Blair when he entered Downing Street in 1997 - and the first Old Etonian to hold the office since the early 1960s.
Mr Cameron has begun the work of appointing his first cabinet - with George Osborne confirmed as chancellor and William Hague as foreign secretary.
There are expected to be top jobs for Lib Dems in the new coalition, with speculation that their party leader, Nick Clegg, will be the deputy prime minister.
It's tilting back to a Lib Dem - Tory deal ~ link ~ Good! It is well time that the corrupt Labour Party spend some time as the Opposition (like a few hundred years).
Labour opposition to the Lib-Lab coalition being cooked up at the House of Commons talks is mushrooming. The outspoken attacks on a deal with the Liberal Democrats by former Blairite ministers, David Blunkett and John Reid, reflect a far wider mood of alarm now stretching across all sections of the party – including from pro-PR figures such as Jon Cruddas, and right into the heart of the cabinet.
Health secretary Andy Burnham has now become the first cabinet member to speak out openly. If a Lib-Lab arrangement is still in play by tomorrow afternoon, when the new parliamentary Labour party is due to hold its first meeting, expect an eruption of discontent.Hopes of Labour - Liberal Democrat coalition foundering in face of revolt by MPs ~ link ~ Sounds like the revenge of the Phony Tony Blair crowd to me.
Some Lib Dem negotiators were unimpressed by the demeanour of the Labour negotiators, claiming they showed no real interest in a deal.
The attitude of Labour backbenchers has also undermined the pro-Labour forces inside the Lib Dems, as they face the reality that a coalition, needed to force through a deficit reduction programme, will be unstable for as long as two to three years.
Many Labour MPs, including those from northern heartlands and Scotland, seem to be furious that they were not consulted on the deal. One party member close to a leadership campaign said: "The party is not a plaything of Lord Mandelson."
Advocates of a coalition said it was inevitable that the Lib-Lab discussions had to be held under wraps since the Lib Dems were committed first to public discussions with the Conservatives.
Those trying to keep the talks with the Lib Dems alive acknowledged there were divisions, but claimed the centre of gravity in the party still thought it was worth exploring a deal.
The Lib Dems are not keen on a deal with the Tories due to policy differences, but Labour is also acknowledging that if Cameron does get in, the negotiations he has been forced to hold with the Lib Dems, aware of serious competition from Labour, mean that his excesses will now be curbed.Nick Clegg note offers clues to deal with Conservatives ~ link ~ But it is the detail at the end of the note which is most revealing. Under the heading "Roles" Clegg lists the two main issues as "ratios" and "me".
The last three lines appear to detail the proportion of Lib Dem MPs in a Lib-Con government, as well as the share of the total number of votes for the coalition contributed by Clegg's party.
The note appears to suggest that the party's share of ministerial roles should be in proportion to its share of votes – approximately 39% of the total. The sheet of paper includes a series of figures evidently showing the rationale behind this claim.The most eye-catching phrase, apparently referring to government jobs for Clegg's MPs, comes in the final line: "one in each dept"
Coalition talks - Live Blog - Guardian newspaper ~ link ~ Good up to the minute source.
Hopes fading for Labour - Liberal Democrat alliance ~ link ~
Lib Dem home affairs spokesman Chris Huhne and chief of staff Danny Alexander
The growing corruption of the British electoral process is well documented and doesn’t require anything additional from conspiracy theorists such as myself. Listen to Richard Mawley QC, the judge presiding over a case of vote-rigging in
“The system is wide open to fraud and any would-be political fraudster knows that”. Citing evidence of “massive, systematic and organised fraud”, Judge Mawley said the system was “hopelessly insecure” and sent a message to those that claimed that the current postal voting system was working, adding: “Anybody who has sat through the case I have just tried and listened to evidence of electoral fraud that would disgrace a banana republic would find this statement surprising.”
“The best and simplest way to procure false votes is to invent false voters – “ghosts”, as they are known in the trade” reports Nick Davies in a highly recommended 2001 Guardian article which exposed the various modalities of UK electoral fraud. He elaborates:
“The real joy of raising electoral ghosts is that there are no ghostbusters: there is no system for checking the accuracy of the electoral register. Riggers can find a derelict building, or add a couple of extra houses to a street, or use the address of a hostel or anywhere else with a transitory population, and simply bung in names. If they are unlucky or particularly clumsy, and happen to catch the eye of an electoral registration officer, the police may be called. But, under normal circumstances, the paperwork is routinely processed straight on to the register with no attempt at checking.”
He goes on to discuss widespread techniques such as the “Tipp-Ex trick” and “granny farming”. But this was 2001: he is describing the process in its infancy, as it were, before New Labour really systematised fraud by introducing postal votes for all, proxy votes for all and making it easier to add names to the electoral register. I don’t intend to give a comprehensive treatise on our fraudulent practices: I limit myself to providing these highlighted links for those of you who wish to do some further study. And very interesting it is too.
Electoral fraud in the
Trying to divert criticism from itself, Jenny Watson of the Electoral Commission blamed Britain’s “Victorian” electoral system. I’ve never heard it called that before; in any case, it’s much more like the notorious 18th century system of rotten burghs. We also hear comparisons with “third-world countries”. But corruption or alleged corruption in countries like
Lib Dems coalition talks set to reach 'crunch time' ~ link ~ A meeting of Lib Dem MPs continued beyond midnight and ended with no firm decisions taken, the BBC understands.
One Million Gallons Of Crude Oil Per Day Gushing Into The Gulf - Not The 210,000 We Were Told ~ link ~ Word also came yesterday that the oil spill may be five times worse than previously thought.
The oil slick in the Gulf of Mexic
Gulf of Mexico mega-disaster - Book of Revelation 8:7 ~ link ~ When the first trumpet is sounded in Revelation 8:7, hail, fire and blood fall upon the Earth, and a third of its surface, along with a third of its trees and all of its grass, is consumed in flame. Upon the sounding of the second, a great, flaming mountain falls into the sea. A third of the oceans turn to blood, a third of the sea creatures are killed and a third of the ships are destroyed. With the third, the star Wormwood falls upon a third of the rivers and springs, poisoning them and the many men who drink from them.
If you look at a photo of the towering drill tower on the BP ship with great flames stories high, when it falls into the ocean, this could be what the text refers to. The oil slick often appears to be reddish brown.