Lib Dems, Now Really Think of the National Interest, Dump Coalition!

We are facing triple dip recession. Even the ultra-conservative IMF has advised Osborne to change course. Like an ostrich, with his head in the sand, Osborne bleats, ‘Recession, what recession.’ Isn’t it time the Lib Dems did something REALLY for the nation. Dump the Tories, precipitate another election and let people decide whether they want to continue to be martyrs to Osborne’s austerity mantra. Or elect a Government that will help people to get the economy going. More…

Rapes in India, Whose Culture is to Blame?

It seems acceptable to blame Indian culture for most of India’s social ills, including rape including the recent tragic rape and death of a young medical student. No less than the eminent lawyer Indira Jaising, now Additional Solicitor General of India ended her BBC Today interview by saying that self correcting mechanisms were missing in Indian Society! She was subtly repeating one of the Indian State’s most used excuse when defending its own mindboggling failures to enforce laws against rape (1 in 600 convictions), gender violence, child labour, corruption etc. ‘Not us Gov’, it’s them, the people, they are backwards’. More…

Paradigm Shift, Will Obama Radically Change US Foreign Policy?

2012 will be remembered for many things, Olympics, Euro crash, fiscal deficits and CERN’s God particle etc. But at a time of tectonic shifts in power and money, the re-election of Obama must be one of the more significant historical events of 2012. His victory was greeted with a sigh of relief around the globe, not least because a weary world expected a new wave of wars from a Republican administration. President Obama has already proved dexterous in dealing with conflicts without protracted military engagements. But his biggest challenge will be to fundamentally re-orientate American foreign policy to prevent future US governments waging gung ho conflicts. More…