Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Hijack of Torture Case

David Cameron sparked fury on Friday by using the Doncaster child torture case for “point scoring”. Mr Cameron spoke of the “truly awful” attack at the launch of his families election manifesto and said it proved he was right to claim Britain broken.

Mr Cameron told an audience:It is right to ask over selves deep questions about what is going wrong.”I don’t think it is right every time one of theses events take place to say it’s some isolated incident of evil we should forget. But Liam Byrne Labour’s Chief Treasury Secretary, Said:”Mr Cameron is seizing upon one appalling crime and almost tarring the people of Doncaster and the people of Britain”. The minister admitted many people did feel their community “needs reinforcing”.

But new laws had been brought in and Mr Byrne added:”The irony is Mr Cameron voted against half of those.”The Tory chief also faced claims he had dragged police into politics by having two officers on stage in Gillingham Kent.

The county‘s assistant chief constable Gary Beautridge was one but his force said it did not know the event was political. A spokesman said “We were invited by a councillor who has a role in community safety.”Minister MP Jonathan Shaw said “To tick officers into standing behind is out of order”.

Sunday Report 24/01/2010

Tory Broken Britain Claim “wrong”

Conservative Suggestions that Britain is a “Broken society” and fundamentally wrong, David Miliband has said. Whiles problems families did exist, talk of widespread social breakdown was to “misunderstand” the state of the UK, the foreign secretary told the BBC. Conservative leader David Cameron has said the Ellington torture case was not an isolated incident but symptomatic of deeper rooted social problems.