Daily Archives: August 8, 2010

Sayeeda Warsi

Sayeeda Warsi

The visit of Asif Ali Zardari to the UK was surrounded with tension. Not only was Zardari leaving behind a country facing its worst floods in 80 years but he was travelling to meet a prime minister who only days beforehand had told an audience in India that elements within Pakistan were exporting terrorism.

So great excitement surrounded the meeting between the two leaders at Chequers earlier this week. Would Zardari put Cameron in his place, as he had promised? Would Cameron stand up for himself?

In the end, two beaming leaders emerged to greet the media and tell them what a great friendship they had struck up. Some of this of course was diplomatic posturing. But it was clear something had changed, and the air had been rapidly and dramatically cleared. Read more

Cameron backs IDS in battle with Treasury – Sunday Times
Ashcroft to attack Tory election campaign – Sunday Times
Cable warns Tories to redistribute – Sunday Telegraph
Jeremy Hunt defends axeing the Film Council – Observer
The Cameron-Clegg love-in – Mail on Sunday
Labour to vote on leader power – Independent on Sunday