Posts Tagged ‘Premiärministern’

DAVID CAMERON visade idag prov på kraftfullt ledarskap i samband med de pågående upploppen i Storbritannien.

Premiärministern var tydlig och bestämd när han idag mötte pressen utanför 10 Downing Street.

Budskapet var att lagar skall upprätthållas, laglydiga skall skyddas och de kriminella straffas. Och berörda områden skall få hjälp till återuppbyggnad. Han passade också på att backa upp de poliser och brandmän som arbetar i det pågående kaoset.

Enkelt, tydligt och utan utrymme för misstolkningar. Budskapet var helt enkelt briljant i sin enkelhet.

Precis så skall en ledare kommunicera och agera i en krissituation. Cameron uttryckte bland annat följande:

[P]eople should be in no doubt that we will do everything necessary to restore order to Britain’s streets and to make them safe for the law abiding.

Let me first of all completely condemn the scenes that we have seen on our television screens and people have witnessed in their communities. These are sickening scenes, scenes of people looting, vandalising, thieving, robbing. Scenes of people attacking police officers and even attacking fire crews as they try to put out fires.

This is criminality pure and simple and it has to be confronted and defeated.


People should be on no doubt that we are on the side of the law abiding. Law abiding people who are appalled by what has happened in their own ommunities. As ever police officers have shown incredible bravery on our streets in confronting these thugs […]

And I have this very clear message to those people who are responsible for this wrongdoing and criminality. You will feel the full force of the law and if you are old enough to commit these crimes you are old enough to face the punishments and to these people I would say this, you are not only wrecking the lives of others, you are not only wrecking your own communities, you are potentially wrecking your own life too.

Läs mer: Premiärminister David Camerons uttalande i sin helhet finns på partiets hemsida.

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ED MILIBAND har krävt att David Camerons agerar med anledning av att hans stabschef Ed Llewellyn tydligen blev varnad för att inte anställa Andy Coulson som kommunikationschef p.g.a. hans agerande under tiden som redaktör på Rupert Murdochs News of the World.

Avlyssningsskandalen rullar vidare men en sak är dock ur världen för Cameron. Murdochs mediekoncern News Corporation har nämligen meddelat att man nu drar tillbaka sitt bud på satellitkanalen BSkyB. Affären skulle ha krävt den brittiska regeringens godkännande.

Andrew Sparrow på The Guardian summerar premiärministerns frågestund så här:

Ed Miliband has accused Cameron of making a ”catastrophic error of judgment” when he gave Andy Coulson a post in Downing Street. At PMQs, Miliband accused Cameron of ignoring warnings his staff had received from the Guardian about Coulson. Cameron claimed the Guardian warning ”contained no allegations directly linking Andy Coulson to illegal behaviour, it didn’t shed any further light on the issue of phone hacking so it wasn’t drawn to my attention by my office”. In response, Miliband said Cameron ”just doesn’t get it”. Cameron replied that Miliband did not get it. ”What the public want us to do is address this firestorm,” Cameron said. ”They want us to sort out bad practices at the media, they want us to fix corruption in the police, they want a proper public inquiry. And they are entitled to ask: when these problems went on so long, for so many years, what was it that happened in the last decade?”

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ANALYS: Parliamentary Brief har publicerat den första riktiga analysen om 10 Downing Street under David Cameron.

Anthony Seldon, författare till bl.a. biografier om de fyra senaste premiärministrarna, har skrivit ”Inside Cameron’s Number 10”.

Seldon delar upp Camerons tid i Nummer 10 i tre faser: ”Optimism Phase” (maj-november 2010), ”Transition Phase” (november 2010-februari 2011) och tredje fasen ”Beefed Up” (från mars och framåt).

Under denna tredje fas har Cameron bl.a. tagit in fler fackexperter.

Major changes to the policy side have come in this phase. The strategy unit under Gareth Davies, which had been inherited from Labour, was disbanded: it was considered too ponderous and unresponsive to the needs of Cameron. Paradoxically, it also became clear that more policy wonks were needed, both political appointees as well as officials possessing in-depth knowledge of how Whitehall operated.


The new apparatus reports directly to Cameron […]

The history of modern premiership is typically one of high initial ambitions and excitement followed almost always by disappointment.  More firepower, not less, could be the key.

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