Talk:David Cameron

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I have deleted some trivial gossip regarding his haircut, clarified the section on his change in policy direction and provided the relevant link to the Conservative Party's website and to polling data regarding public opinion of Cameron & the Party. Given that he is likely to be the next PM but one following Blair and Brown this article is still very short, but I don't currently have time to expand it. Tracy C Copeland 08:33, 18 March 2007 (EDT)

Seeing as this is supposed to be a conservative encyclopedia, I have no idea why this article seems to be overwhelmingly biased against Cameron, while the Gordon Brown article (which lacks sources) is quite favourable towards Brown. Palace1 15:41, 11 January 2008 (EST)

Please help to remedy this. ;-) Learn together 20:36, 11 January 2008 (EST)

The Labour party is not leftist in anyway. If anything it is right of centre. The socialist left ages ago and formed the "Socialist Labour Party" with Arthur Scargill as it head. The Labour party is also not predominately funded by the unions. The majority of its money comes from business. With the head of Sainsburys, Lord Sainsbury, being a major donator and also active Labour party member. --EllisUSA 18:21, 16 August 2008 (EDT)

This Bloomberg article disagrees - two thirds of Labour Party funding comes from unions. The labour party was founded on leftist values, and continues to be a left-leaning party. The Labour party website proudly displays the minimum wage anniversary - the whole page. If you look at the links at the bottom of the page, you will see links to "Affiliated Trades Unions" and "Affiliated Socialist Societies". Its international affiliation is with Socialist International, which this section of the Labour party site describes as "the worldwide organisation of social democratic, socialist and labour parties." - I think we can safely label the Labour party as "leftist". ChrisSmith 18:35, 18 August 2008 (EDT)

They are not Leftist. Unions are also tied into the Conservates, does that make the Conservatives leftists? The socialists left the Labour party ages ago and formed the Socialist Labour party. all parties court the unions as unions are bulk votes. The last real union guy John Prescott stepped down as the deputy primeminister last year and it still a minister but will be leaving at the next election.

The whole reason they remarked themselves and changed their direction was due to them realising to win an election they had to be honest Conservatives as the Conservative Party in the UK had two of its members in prision and tons of sleaze allegations against them. --EllisUSA 20:16, 19 August 2008 (EDT)

Simply because the Labour Party is attempting to gain the votes of Conservatives (even moreso now due to the massive fall in popularity due to the complete failure of Gordon Brown) by appearing as such doesn't mean they actually are. Just look at the major figures in the party: David Miliband for example - he could never be considered conservative, and he's the Foreign Secretary. Look also at the supporters of the party: the Working Class/lower middle class are the main supporters, and the Labour heartlands up here in the North of England are such because of this. The legalisation of Cannabis came not so long ago under the Labour government, and their proposed re-classification shows their attempts to appear less weak on crime and drugs. While this is stimulating political debate, it is pretty pointless: you can't wipe out what a party is just because of an attempt at PR which doesn't even go that deep. Centre-left is the most generous description possible for Labour - I don't think "leftist" is at all misleading, and it doesn't imply radical communism or anything. ChrisSmith 19:41, 20 August 2008 (EDT)

I didn't remove it for aesthetic reasons, I removed it because it is an out of place sentence. It is in a section titled 'policies' when it is not about policies, and it is at the end of the section despite preceding almost all of the aforementioned events in that section. Also, considering the rest of the article it is hardly noteworthy.