Handover in 10, Downing Street

Handover in 10, Downing Street
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Fast auf den Tag genau drei Wochen nach dem Brexit-Votum steht heute in Großbritannien ein Wechsel an der Regierungsspitze an. Die bisherige Innenministerin Theresa May löst den seit 2010 regierenden Premierminister David Cameron ab.
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May fällt nun die historische Aufgabe zu, das Ergebnis des Referendums umzusetzen und das Land aus der EU zu führen.
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Noch völlig offen erscheint die personelle Aufstellung der Labour-Opposition, wo Parteichef Jeremy Corbyn im Kampf um sein Amt einen Etappensieg erzielte.
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23.03.2015
May-Rede als Innenministerin:
A Stronger Britain, Built On Our Values
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„These values – such as regard for the rule of law, participation in and acceptance of democracy, equality, free speech and respect for minorities – are supported by the overwhelming majority of British people. They are sustained by our most important local and national institutions. And they are the means by which we have made our multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-religious society succeed.
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They are the values that unite us. They are what allow us all to enjoy our individual freedoms, to lead varied lives, to live in diverse communities and to do all of these things while still living peacefully, respectfully and harmoniously alongside one another.
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At the heart of our values is a simple – and inclusive – proposition. Everybody living in this country is equal and everybody is free to lead their lives as they see fit. We are free to practise any faith, follow any religious denomination, or ignore religion altogether. We are free to wear whatever clothes we choose. We are free to establish our own faith schools and give our sons and daughters the best education possible. We are free to build our own churches, temples and mosques and worship freely.
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But in a pluralistic society like ours, there are responsibilities as well as rights. You don’t only get the freedom to live how you choose to live. You have to respect other people’s rights to do so too. And you have to respect not just this fundamental principle but the institutions and laws that make it possible. Democracy. Equality. Freedom of speech. The rule of law. And respect for minorities.
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The overwhelming majority of people in Britain accept and positively cherish this proposition. We choose to live here, immigrants come to live here, and many millions of people around the world dream of building a life here precisely because we have a free society, diverse communities and pluralistic values.
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And the reality of those values is far superior to anything the extremists have to offer anybody. Where they seek to divide us, our values are what unite us. Where they seek to dictate, lecture and limit opportunity, our values offer young people hope and the chance to succeed. The extremists have no vision for Britain that can sustain the dreams and ambitions of its people. Theirs is a negative, depressing and in fact absurd view of the world – and it is one we know that in the end we can expose and defeat.
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But there is increasing evidence that a small but significant number of people living in Britain – almost all of whom are British citizens – reject our values. We have seen the Trojan Horse plot to take over state schools in Birmingham. Some concerns about religious supplementary schools. Widespread allegations of corruption, cronyism, extremism, homophobia and anti-Semitism in Tower Hamlets. Hate speakers invited to speak at British colleges and universities. Segregation by gender allowed at universities and even endorsed by Universities UK. Charities and the generosity of the giving public abused by extremists. Examples of Shari’a law being used to discriminate against women. Thousands of ‘honour’ crimes committed every year. And hundreds of British citizens who have travelled to fight in Syria and Iraq.
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Recorded hate crime has risen every year since records were first collected in 2008. According to the Community Security Trust, the number of anti-Semitic attacks in Britain has more than doubled in the last year and, at 1,168, it now stands at the highest on record. According to Tell MAMA, a charity that records anti-Muslim attacks in Britain, there are hundreds of incidents every year, including arson attacks on mosques and threats against worshippers.
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It’s clear from these examples that extremism can take many forms. It can be ideological, or it can be driven by social and cultural norms that are contrary to British values and quite simply unacceptable. We have been clear all along that the Government’s counter-extremism strategy must seek to defeat extremism in all its forms, but it’s obvious from the evidence that the most serious and widespread form of extremism we need to confront is Islamist extremism.
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Islamist extremists believe in a clash of civilisations. They promote a fundamental incompatibility between Islamic and Western values, an inevitable divide between “them and us”. They demand a caliphate, or a new Islamic state, governed by a harsh interpretation of Shari’a law. They utterly reject British and Western values, including democracy, the rule of law, and equality between citizens, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, religion or sexuality. They believe that it’s impossible to be a good Muslim and a good British citizen. And they dismiss anybody who disagrees with them – including other Muslims – as “kafirs”, or non-believers.
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We must always take care to distinguish between Islam – a major world religion followed peacefully by the overwhelming majority of one billion Muslims worldwide – and Islamist extremism. Islam is entirely compatible with British values and our national way of life, while Islamist extremism is not – and we must be uncompromising in our response to it.
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Because extremism is not something that can just be ignored. It cannot be wished away. It must be tackled head on. Because where extremism takes root the consequences are clear. Women’s rights are eroded. There is discrimination on the basis of race and sexuality. There is no longer equal access to the labour market, to the law, or to wider society. Communities become segregated and cut off from one another. Intolerance, hatred and bigotry become normalised. Trust is replaced by fear, reciprocity by envy, and solidarity by division.
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But tackling extremism is also important because of its link to terrorism. Not all extremism leads to violence and not all extremists are violent, but there is without doubt a thread that binds the kind of extremism that promotes hatred and a sense of superiority over others to the actions of those who want to impose their beliefs on us through violence.“
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Cameron tritt ab !

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Cameron tritt ab !
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Der britische Premier David Cameron hat für Oktober seinen Rücktritt angekündigt.
Damit zog er die Konsequenzen aus seiner Niederlage beim Referendum für einen EU-Austritt.
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Obgleich Camerons Rücktritt absehbar war, gebührt ihm uneingeschränkter Respekt für diese zeitnahe, faire Entscheidung.
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Damit nimmt er auch Druck aus dem Kessel und entgeht den sicher noch zu erwartenden Vorwürfen paranoid anmutender Euroholiker, das Referendum initiiert zu haben.
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Bis Oktober bleibt ihm also noch ein wenig Zeit, das Votum der Briten, welches er ausdrücklich anerkannte, nach Artikel 50 AEUV umzusetzen.
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Es wäre höchst erfreulich wenn Camerons Entscheidung eine beispielgebende Wirkung entfalten könnte und bei manchen EU-Borderlinern ähnliche Überlegungen auslösen würde.
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Zur Einstimmung auf ein solches Rendezvous mit der Wirklichkeit sei an Bob Dylans „It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue“ (Lyrics und daraus abgeleitet: Sense! – Eine deutsche Satire) erinnert:
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Naja, ein wenig ketzerische Träumerei wird doch wohl erlaubt sein 🙂
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Ihr Oeconomicus
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Cameron vs. Putin @G20, Brisbane

David Cameron met with Vladmir Putin at the G20 summit.
The British PM laid out in stark terms the choices Putin faces in dealing with the crisis in Ukraine.
The Russian president did not respond favorably, however, and announced he was leaving the summit early to get back to work and get „4-5 hours sleep“.
Putin claimed there were no other considerations.

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David Cameron Warns Vladimir Putin Over Ukraine

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David Cameron press conference G20, Brisbane

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Question:

„James Landau of BBC, I’ll tell you anyway. The G20 has a tradition of overpromising and under-delivering. How meaningful is this new growth target?

And on Ukraine, do you believe the pressure that’s been put on President Putin this weekend will actually change his strategy in Ukraine or will he just be more determined to defy the lot of you?“

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„…On Ukraine:
In terms of Ukraine, what I would say is, look, I think this is going to be a test of the stamina and a test of the political will of United States and the countries of the European Union. I think we will meet that test. I think we have done so far. I think people have been surprised that the European Union and the United States of America have moved in tandem to say that what happened in Crimea, that what’s happening in Ukraine is unacceptable, and then to take step-by-step sanctions and other measures in order to demonstrate just how unacceptable in the 21st century this sort of bullying by a big country of a smaller country on the continent of Europe to show how unacceptable this is and we must stick at it.

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Now, will it take time in order to make sure that we get the outcome that we need? Yes, I’m sure that it will but I think President Putin can see that he is at a crossroads. If he continues to destabilise Ukraine, there’ll be further sanctions, further measures and there will be a completely different relationship between European countries and America on the one hand, and Russia on the other. But he also knows there is a different path that he could take. He could recognise, as he put it to me last night, that Ukraine is a single political space and recognise that that single political space should be respected and should have the ability to make its owns decisions about its own future. And if he takes that path, then we can see sanctions eased, we can see a proper relationship between Britain and Europe on the one hand and Russia on the other and we could have an altogether better future. But I think what has been good about this G20 is a very clear message has been delivered by the countries of the European Union and America to Russia about how we’re going to approach this in the months and years ahead.“

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Source: gov.uk

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Press statement and replies to journalists’ questions following the G20 summit
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President of Russia – Kremlin.ru


Lauthals gegen Europa

Für die Anti-Europäer auf der Insel ist klar:
Nur ein EU-Austritt bringt die Briten wirklich in die Lage, Herr der eigenen Grenzen zu sein. Die Diskussion um die Freizügigkeit in der EU beflügelt sie.
Und der britische Premier David Cameron setzt dem Populismus noch einen drauf:
Er hat noch schnell ein Gesetz erlassen, das Rumänen und Bulgaren verbietet, in den ersten drei Monaten ihres Aufenthaltes im Königreich vom britischen Sozialsystem zu profitieren.
Nun fragen sich allerdings viele, warum er den für Februar vorgesehenen Migrationsbericht nicht veröffentlichen will, sondern auf Mai nach der Europawahl verschoben hat. Passt er womöglich nicht in das Europa-Konzept, fällt er zu positiv für die Einwanderer aus?

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Camerons Lizenz zum Zocken

UK-Immobilienpreise explodieren und die Regierung bürgt für Kredite

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Die Konservativen sind auf dem Weg zurück zur Politik Margaret Thatchers. Die Märkte müssten sich selbst überlassen werden; die Regierung von David Cameron garantiert und stützt ab sofort Hauskredite, auch für Käufer, die nur 5% Eigenkapital haben, sich ein Haus also gar nicht leisten können.

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Damit bekommt der ohnehin überhitzte Londoner Immobilienmarkt neues Feuer. Für normale Briten wird die Stadt zunehmend unerschwinglich. Täglich steigen die Hauspreise um mehr als 1000 Euro. Experten warnen vor einer neuen Immobilienblase. Annette Dittert stellt Feuerwehrmänner vor, die es sich nicht mehr leisten können, in der Stadt zu wohnen, die sie beschützen sollen.
Weltspiegel Video [7:26 Min]

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Max Kaiser: „Another Ponzi-Scheme at the Casino Gulag“

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BOE Must ‘Urgently’ Review U.K. Help to Buy Program, Labour Says
Bloomberg News – Oct 26, 2013
Housing crisis? What housing crisis?
Einschätzungen von Jules Birch – Oct 24, 2013

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BoE’s Bean says Help to Buy can be tweaked if need be
Reuters UK – Oct 22, 2013

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„Help to Buy“ and the death of Keynesianism
ALEX’S ARCHIVES – Oct 22, 2013

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Cameron Launches State Backed Mortgages Plan

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RBS Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee

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BBC News – How will Help to Buy scheme help property seekers?

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Niederlage des britischen Premiers

Parteifreunde stimmen gegen Cameron

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Trotz seiner distanzierten Äußerungen halten britische Parlamentarier ihren Regierungschef für viel zu Europa-freundlich. Obwohl er den EU-Austritt vorbereitet, stellt sich auch ein Teil seiner eigenen Partei gegen ihn.
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N-TVThe Telegraph
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Aus dem Archiv: „Dossier zu Cameron’s EU-Grundsatzrede“


Cameron torpediert schottische Bemühungen

Cameron torpediert schottische Bemühungen

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David Cameron setzt alle Hebel in Bewegung, um eine schottische Unabhängigkeit zu verhindern. Nun soll es eine eigene Kampagne richten. Ob die Sicht des britischen Premiers ankommt, dass die Schotten vom „Besten aus beiden Welten“ profitieren, ist fraglich. Nächstes Jahr soll Schottland in einem Referendum über seine Unabhängigkeit entscheiden. Es gehört seit 1707 zum Vereinigten Königreich, genießt aber seit 15 Jahren weitreichende Autonomie.
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Aus dem Archiv:
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Wird Schottland unabhängig?
Europa’s neue Staaten