February 26, 2011

Cameron Interview

I'm not sure how many people will be interested in this Al-Jazeera interview with Cameron - there's nothing he hasn't said before.  The only thing I picked up on was that he aims for the UK to have the lowest Corporation Tax rate in the G7 - that will be an interesting bunfight if it ever gets off the ground.

Here's a rundown of the questions he was asked with some rough timings so if anyone wants to know his answers to a specific question they can be found relatively easily.
  1. UK arms sales to Libya and other rogue states.
  2. 3.15 - Libya/Yugoslavia and the prospect of NATO intervention.
  3. Engaging with elected Islamic Parties, eg Hamas.
  4. 6.02 - "Assault on public sector & complete lack of taxes on banking sector."
  5. Reducing unemployment for national & international graduates.
  6. 10.57 - Legalising marijuana.
  7. Sanctions against Iran but not Israel, "the only rogue nuclear state".
  8. 14.15 - British complicity in torture in Iraq.
  9. Lessen effects of cutbacks at home by withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.
  10. 17.20 - A referendum on the European Union.
  11. Tution fees discriminate against English students.
  12. 20.32 - Immigration and welfare reform.
These were followed by three set questions common to all interviewees:
  1. What formed/changed your view of the world?
  2. If you could ask one question of a world leader, what would it be?
  3. What's the biggest problem facing the next generation?
Video link

It's part of a new initiative/collaboration between YouTube & Al-Jazeera to feature a monthly interview with a world leader.  Here's the January i/view with Obama

Calling England


banned said...

Ta for that link, i check al Jazeera 2 or 3 times a dau but had not come across it.
My question would have been

"Hi Dave; were you amused by the irony that the only reason that we able to rustle up a sole RN ship to help evacuate our citizens from Libya is that it was on its' way home from patrolling off Somalia to be scrapped under 'the cuts'?

Goodnight Vienna said...

On the whole, they're lucky it wasn't a pedalo. I don't know what Cameron's playing at with the AF but I don't like it.

Anonymous said...

Cameron and Al Jazeera. The expression "Made for each other" comes to mind.

Wetzy said...

I'm guessing that he never mentioned the referendum.

Anonymous said...

"What's the biggest problem facing the next generation?"