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A deep rift in Britain's two-party coalition government will be laid bare on Thursday when ministers from each party set out their opposing views on whether immigration is good or bad for the country. Speaking at separate events on the same day, Conservative immigration minister James Brokenshire will say immigration is damaging Britain and must be reduced, while Liberal Democrat Business …
Marie Louise Coleiro Preca
I am not interested in the strategic partisan reasons why Marie Louise Coleiro Preca will become President of Malta.
In party politics such nominations are always characterised by various, possibly over-determining factors. No party – big or small – is immune to such maneuvering.
What I am interested in is the effect of such a Presidency.
Two alternative readings – among many other possible readings – come to mind.
First: That with Coleiro Preca as President, this role is being trusted to someone with a left-wing political background (more in the economic sense of the term than in the liberal sense), and that Malta’s strategy against poverty and social exclusion will be elevated to that of a national priority.
In this sense, Malta’s welfare state will be guarded by somebody who truly believes in social justice.
Second: That the role of President will remain ceremonial, and the Labour government will parcel out the egalitarian aspects of its policies to the President, who will merely act as a missionary for charity.
This would possibly weaken Malta’s welfare state, and social rights will be increasingly replaced by voluntarism. The attempt to reconcile the irreconcilable – neo-liberalism with social justice – would have experienced an implosion.
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Whatever spin he may put on it, there's little doubt Liberal cabinet minister Michael Chan engaged in vile divide-and-conquer byelection tactics during a nasty little interview he gave recently to the Chinese publication, Today Commercial News.
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Ft Collins, CO –(Ammoland.com)- A local doctor, a self-professed liberal Democrat, was recently discovered with collection of pilfered signs, stolen from the yards of citizens. All the signs in question expressed opposition to NYs anti-gun Safe Act.
The doctor was charged with theft, but expressed not the slightest contrition, indicating that all who disagreed with her liberal views are sub-human and have no First Amendment Rights, indeed no rights at all!
Now, the true liberal agenda continues, this time at an official level. Their hatred of the Second Amendment is now being manifested by their contemptuous dismissal to the First Amendment!
In the Town of Hamburg, NY, a sign that protests the Safe Act is on private property and was placed there by the propertys owner. No bad language, nor offensive images. The sign represents a political opinion and nothing more. It creates no hazard, nor does it block anyones view of anything.
Notwithstanding, the local Code Enforcement Officer, an avowed gun-hating leftist, sent the property-owner terse letter, ordering him to take the sign down.
The property-owner courageously refused, citing his First-Amendment Rights! He further pointed out that signs expressing political views have never been banned anywhere in NY, nor can they be! The code-enforcement officer has, in fact, never sent such a letter to anyone else regarding politically-oriented signs!
But, according to NY governors own words, those who are politically conservative are not welcome to be, nor to live in NY!
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OTTAWA Despite worries from several quarters about Russian military intervention in Ukraine, that is not about to happen, the Russian ambassador to Canada said Tuesday.
Also, while Georgy Mamedov chose not to directly chastise Liberal leader Justin Trudeau for his ill-considered joke about the possibility of Russian involvement in Ukraine, the ambassador did suggest that Trudeau was being irresponsible by floating such a rumour.
You certainly dont expect me, after 11 years here, to get involved in your politics, Mamedov said during a media conference at the embassy.
So I will only repeat what I said: Whoever discusses rumours about Russian military intervention in Ukraine is committing an insult to the intellect of the Canadian public, full stop.
Whoever, whatever shape or form, political attribution, I dont care. This is our position, and you will sort it out with Mr. Trudeau.
Facing criticism from all sides, Trudeau apologized Tuesday for joking that he was worried about possible Russian intervention in Ukraine because the Russian mens hockey team had just been eliminated from the Sochi Winter Olympics and will be in a bad mood.
Given a second chance to criticize Trudeau, Mamedov refused to bite.
Its your politician, he said. I will judge my own.
Mamedov said the world should accept at face value Russias declaration that it would not interfere in Ukraine.
Calling it a tragedy, he said the main concern should be with helping Ukraines people.
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Labor will introduce a private members bill aimed at legalising gay marriage, in a move designed to pressure Prime Minister Tony Abbott into deciding on whether Government MPs will be allowed a conscience vote.
Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek took the bill to Caucus this morning for approval from her colleagues.
The draft legislation is practically the same as the private members bill the then government MP, Stephen Jones, proposed to the last Parliament, which was overwhelmingly defeated in 2012.
“I will seek to bring the bill forward in early 2014,” Ms Plibersek said in a statement.
“Marriage equality’s time has well and truly come. The proposal for this bill follows the High Court’s confirmation that ‘marriage’ in the Australian Constitution includes a marriage between persons of the same sex.”
Ms Plibersek wants a Liberal MP to co-sponsor the bill but the ABC understands Ms Plibersek will accept a seconder from the Opposition if no-one in the Government can be found.
The move will spark a fresh round of debate within the Coalition about gay marriage, with more Government MPs publicly declaring their support for marriage equality but bound by the partys position.
Mr Abbott opposes any change to the Marriage Act but has left open the prospect of allowing his MPs a free vote pending a partyroom debate, which is now more likely as a result of the bill.
Debate on gay marriage has led to heated tensions between some conservatives and some moderates within the Government.
MONTREALJustin Trudeau has walked away from his first major Liberal convention with hints of a harder image emerging around his leadership.
The four-day gathering of federal Liberals gave Trudeau the rubber stamp for his ouster of senators from caucus, very few policy positions to constrain him and all kinds of feel-good endorsements of his leadership.
Trudeau, in turn, emerged as a far more tightly-packaged leader, starting to make decisions that are earning him some ripples of backlash from the old Liberal guard, from would-be candidates hoping for the leaders blessing, to journalists seeing Trudeau under more limited access.
A subdued Sunday morning saw Liberals vote on the actual policy resolutions that gave the weekend its supposed purpose.
The 30-odd resolutions included everything from a national infrastructure strategy to restoring trust in Canadas democracy. The policy that was likely to garner the most attention, however, was the right to medically-assisted suicide for the terminally ill.
The resolution committed Liberals to decriminalizing suicide for terminally ill patients after public consultations and recommendations to Parliament on proper criteria for access and government oversight. The resolution gave a nod to the Quebec government currently debating similar legislation.
Trudeau didnt pronounce on this policy move, beyond calling it a sensitive issue in an interview with CTV, taped before the actual vote in the convention.
Few of the policy resolutions passed by Liberals over the past weekend are likely to constrain Trudeaus team in the development of their platform for the next federal election. But the resolutions touched on themes that were front and centre over the course of the four-day convention health care, the need for infrastructure investments, and respecting aboriginal rights.
Trudeau made only a cameo appearance at the policy votes on Sunday morning, refusing to answer all but the most trivial questions from reporters surrounding him (on how the room is decorated for the new baby expected to arrive in a couple of weeks in the Trudeau family.) The final item on the Sunday-morning agenda, a standing ovation for our leader, Justin Trudeau, was conducted in his absence, while delegates clapped and looked around, waiting to see whether he would come to the stage. He didnt 20 minutes earlier, he had slipped out a back door.
Conservatives had planned to disrupt the Liberal convention, according to memos obtained earlier this month by the Star. But there was little evidence of any disruptive tactics.
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Following the state Senates lead, Republicans in Arizonas House of Representatives voted on Thursday in favor of a new billto turn their states LGBT residents into second-class citizens. According to Arizona Republicans and their supporters throughout the country, they did this to protect religious liberty (a stark reminder that terrible decisions are often made in the name of an abstract good). Yet in spite of its lofty goal, in the real world, the bill, like bills put forward in Kansas, Idaho, Oklahoma, Hawaii and Mississippi, will become a weapon of exclusion and an impediment to the further integration of LGBT Americans into everyday life in America. A testament to ours being a time of universally recognized change on the issue of gay rights, social conservatives are mounting their most desperate assault on LGBT people since DOMA while utilizing the liberals language of inherent dignity and fundamental rights.
The bills differ somewhat in their particulars, but the basic thrust of each piece of legislation is the same: In the name of religious liberty, these laws would allow folks in both the private and the public spheres to refuse services to anyone whose behavior or assumedbehavior they considered sinful. Own a restaurant but dont want any LGBT people to use it as the location for a same-sex weddings after-party? Not to worry: Even if your town has anti-discrimination laws currently on the books, you can avoid getting sued by simply claiming your reasons are religious in nature. If the guy sitting at the counter looks to you like he might be gay, go ahead and tell him to hit the road. Republicans defend you when you say youre not discriminating but rather trying to live in accordance with your faith.
Needless to say, these are odious bills, so patently designed to allow some Americans to deny the rights and dignity of others that the frequently made comparisons to Jim Crow are depressingly appropriate. And while there are some signs that even those who dont support the rights of LGBT citizens see this kind of legislation as a bridge too far, the Arizona example shows that this kind of legislation is a frighteningly real possibility for millions of Americans. As Evan Hurst, associate director of the pro-gay rights nonprofit Truth Wins Out, told David Corn of Mother Jones, [O]ne would think the GOP would like to be electable among people under 50 sometime in the near future and would thus avoid supporting Jim Crow-style anti-gay legislation. But at this point, it looks like thats an open question.
As retrograde as this kind of legislation is, however, theres something ironically modern even vaguely progressive about the arguments its supporters have put forward in its defense.
If it were 10 years ago, during the time when Karl Rove infamously hoped to use opposition to same-sex marriage as a tool to increase turnout among evangelicals and secure George W. Bushs reelection, you wouldnt expect those on the religious right and their Republican allies to claim that their discriminatory legislation is about protecting civil rights. Instead of unpersuasively warning that those who hate gay people because of their religion are in danger of having their rights trampled upon, the anti-gay movement in American politics would focus their arguments on the sin of homosexuality and the dangers it poses to the social order. Their pitch would focus on LGBT people, not themselves.
Yet here we are in 2014, with gay marriage legal in more than a dozen states and with the social stigma against homosexuality less powerful than at any other time in American history. Now, the very same people who would once dismiss the notion that LGBT people have rights are adopting the rhetorical framework of their opponents, hoping to rebrand bigotry as an outgrowth of religious conviction. Instead of making an argument in favor of marginalizing a persecuted group, conservatives are now the ones hoping to claim the mantle of oppression and shoehorn themselves into the sphere of protected persons.
Its an utterly self-conscious act of disingenuousness and deception, too. As George Mason University public policy professor Mark Rozell once recommended they do, conservatives, understanding that their culture war language was repelling young people on the left and the right, have adopted the rhetoric of rights and tolerance that liberals currently own in an attempt to speak to secular types about the value of pluralism and religious conscience. It may be a savvy move, but the hypocrisy is stunning. Its as if the shadowy spymasters of the National Security Agency began arguing that their activities should be shielded from public scrutiny in the name of preserving theirprivacy rights.
Its risible, of course, but its not without precedent. The right has done this before, adopting the lefts own arguments while perverting them so egregiously that they barely resemble their former selves. Think of that other, older GOP claim to victimhood: reverse racism. Like reverse racism, the religious liberty defense implicitly grants the legitimacy of the liberal worldview while attempting to rejigger it in such a way that previously antithetical elements of the conservative perspective can survive in a new, less hospitable political environment. Just as pointing out white privilege and advocating for policies to counteract it in material, rather than just social, ways became a manifestation of reverse racism, so, too, does the attempt to fully integrate LGBT people into mainstream society become a form of ignoring religious liberty.
Ultimately, these conservatives grant too much legitimacy to the liberal narrative for their ersatz rights to survive under the weight of their own incoherence. The logic of inherent dignity and rights is too powerful, and its implications too easily understood, to be overcome by the rights desperate contortions. The religious liberty argument largely appeals to the kind of people who were once receptive to more straightforward, traditionalist arguments against homosexuality. As their numbers dwindle through the passage of time, and as generation after generation is raised in a culture that takes LGBT peoples humanity for granted, the religious liberty argument will be seen as the bizarre last gasp of fading order that it is.
It reminds me of nothing so much as that clich of modern politics, If youre explaining, youre losing. When it comes to electoral politics, that may be true. But when were talking about the larger political struggle between the ideologies of the left and right, I dont think its sufficient. In that context, its not explanation thats a sign of failure, but rather plagiarism. To put it differently: The simplest way for opponents of LGBT rights to know theyre now losing the debate is to do nothing more than listen to themselves speak.
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Dr Julie Smith, chair of the recent Lib Dem Defence policy paper and member of the Manifesto Working Group, shares her views on the threats the UK faces in the 21st Century, and how to address them:
Defence is a crucial attribute of the state and Liberal Democrats take this very seriously. We recognise, however, that the threats the UK faces in the 21stCentury are very different from those of the past. Yet too often debates on defence seem to reflect old, Cold War thinking. Too often Labour and the Conservatives seem to seek a role for the UK that is no achievable even if it were desirable the capability for the UK to rule the waves, playing the deputy to the US sheriff.
At a time of global financial crisis and economic austerity at home, which has put significant pressure on the UKs defence budget, the time has come for the UK and Liberal Democrats to rethink our attitudes to defence. What are we seeking to defend? What can we afford to do? And what is the best way to deliver our ambitions?
In Glasgow in Autumn 2013, Conference adopted a policy proposing precisely that we should reassess the UKs place in the world and the military capabilities to enable us to achieve it. In times of austerity particularly, there is a need to ensure defence spending is targeted effectively. Defence procurement needs to be reviewed, with an end to the revolving door between the Ministry of Defence and Defence industries being essential. In some cases it will be sensible to procure jointly with our partners and allies in the EU and NATO, at times pooling and sharing equipment will be appropriate.
The UK needs defence capabilities fit for purpose and fit for the 21st Century not the 19th Century. This includes forces as well as equipment. Our Armed Forces have served us well for many years and have been called upon far more in the post-Cold War era than we or they could have expected. It is crucial that the UK recognises their contribution and ensures forces welfare is a key priority adequate housing is vital, as is access to education both for the children of servicemen and woman, and for young service personnel themselves in some cases. Access to mental healthcare should be improved. The Reserves also play a vital role and their needs are often rather different from those of the regulars. In particular getting access to military doctors may be difficult.
Liberal Democrats are concerned that the approach of cutting the numbers of Regulars before adequate numbers of Reserves have been recruited leaves the UK vulnerable, as Philip Hammonds own Defence White Paper acknowledged. This places additional pressures on current service personnel, not to mention the loss of morale that is likely to result because of the changes, which have not been adequately planned. The Tories seem cavalier on this issue Liberal Democrats by contrast wont play fast and loose with our countrys defence.
In 2010, we committed to making Nuclear Weapons History. In Glasgow we agreed to take a big step down the nuclear ladder by ending continuous-at-sea-deterrence, an unnecessary hangover of the Cold War. This will give significant leverage in global nuclear weapons reductions talks in 2015 and will help us move toward s nuclear-free world.
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MONTREAL Justin Trudeau has given federal Liberals marching orders to shore up the partys economic credentials as they prepare for three days aimed at laying the foundation for a return to power next year.
In a speech kicking off the first Liberal convention in two years, Trudeau told party faithful that the idea I need you to focus on all weekend is how to give all Canadians a real and fair chance to succeed.
Its a message that will no doubt resonate with delegates, some of whom told Postmedia earlier in the day that their priority is fleshing out what the party stands for as the clock counts down to next years federal election.
I want to see a clear policy platform, said Derek Jordan, a delegate who is attending this Liberal convention from Toronto with his wife, fellow delegate Inge Jordan. We havent had very much besides marijuana.
Trudeaus speech hit on many familiar themes, starting with allegations the Conservatives and NDP of being more interested in hyper-partisanship and wedge issues than helping average Canadians.
He repeated past assertions that Canadians dont just want a different government, they want a better government, and reiterated the need for hope and hard work if Liberals want to earn voters trust again.
He accused Quebec Premier Pauline Maroiss government of pursuing a divisive and potentially destructive policy with its value charter.
And he took a thinly veiled shot at the NDP and Bloc Quebecois by saying Quebecers have spent too long in protest and encouraging them to return to the Liberal fold.
Even on the economy, Trudeau didnt present any bold or fresh ideas or views, saying only the the middle class is in trouble before talking about increasing inequality and exploding household debt.
The Conservatives were attacking Trudeaus economic credentials even before his speech was finished, with Minister of State for Democratic Reform Pierre Poilievre accusing the Liberal leader in a statement of not having one single idea on the economy.
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