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Conservative Cameron takes the reins in Britain

LONDON – Former rivals David Cameron and Nick Clegg hailed their new coalition government as the coming of a new era in British politics on Wednesday, glossing over policy differences but pledging to tackle the country's most pressing problem — the ballooning deficit.
The Conservative and Liberal Democrat leaders stood in Downing Street's sun-dappled garden and promised that their partnership was united by common purpose and will survive for a full five-year term. They pledged sweeping reform to Parliament, civil liberties laws and on ties to Europe, and a renewed focus on the conflict in Afghanistan.
The Foreign Office said new Foreign Secretary William Hague would visit Washington Friday for talks sure to focus on the Afghan war.
With handshakes, wide smiles and a sprinkling of jokes, Clegg and Cameron showcased their extraordinary pact, which ousted ex-leader Gordon Brown, whose Labour Party held power for 13 years.
Soon after, former Foreign Minister David Miliband announced his bid for the leadership of Britain's opposition Labour Party. Long seen as the front-runner for the job, Miliband recently earned the backing of another early favorite, former Home Secretary Alan Johnson, but may still face competition from a range of other Labour figures, not least his younger brother Ed Miliband, the former energy and climate change minister.
One-time foes Cameron and Clegg banded together after Britain's election last week denied all parties a majority — leaving the country with its first hung Parliament since 1974.
Britons struggling to make ends meet during a punishing recession gave no single group a mandate, and many were left enraged at politicians of all stripes after a damaging lawmakers' expense scandal last year.
"Until today, we have been rivals: now we are colleagues," said Clegg — the surprise upstart of Britain's election campaign, who won a newly enhanced profile but saw his party lose seats in the vote.
Side by side, Clegg turned to his new partner and spelled out their joint message. "This is what the new politics looks like," he said.
Cameron has appointed their joint Cabinet — including four other members of Clegg's Liberal Democrat party — and the men laid out a draft program for the next five years.
They pledged to keep Britain out of the euro currency until 2015 at least; agreed immediate 6 billion pounds (US$9 billion) cuts to government waste and vowed House of Lords members would be elected, rather than appointed.
Cameron said the government will immediately begin tackling Britain's record 153 billion-pound ($236 billion) deficit — and convene a first meeting Wednesday of a newly created a National Security Council, focused on the Afghanistan war.
Both look deeply relaxed in each other's company.
Reminded he had once been asked "What's your favorite joke" and answered "Nick Clegg," Cameron responded with an exaggerated grimace while Clegg asked, "did you really say that?" — and pretended to walk away from the podium.
"Come back," Cameron implored, adopting a comic tone, predicting former rivals on both sides will "have things that we said thrown back at us."
One of the first calls of congratulation to the new prime minister came from President Barack Obama, an acknowledgment of Britain's most important bilateral relationship. Obama invited Cameron to visit Washington this summer.
Both Cameron and Clegg have acknowledged that Labour's government under ex-leader Tony Blair was too closely tied to Washington's interests. Both men back the Afghanistan mission, but Cameron hopes to withdraw British troops within five years. Clegg has said he's uneasy at a rising death toll. Leaner coffers may also mean less money to enter foreign-led military operations.
The new foreign secretary, William Hague, told the BBC that the new government wanted a "solid but not slavish relationship" with the United States and described the so-called special relationship between the two countries as being of "huge importance."
"No doubt we will not agree on everything," Hague said of the United States. "But they remain, in intelligence matters, in nuclear matters, in international diplomacy, in what we are doing in Afghanistan, the indispensable partner of this country."
Hague is expected to speak by telephone later to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and soon travel to the United States and Afghanistan.
Relations with European neighbors could also become problematic. Cameron's party is deeply skeptical over cooperation in Europe and has withdrawn from an alliance with the parties of Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Nicolas Sarkozy. Clegg, once a member of the European parliament, has long been pro-European.
Their coalition agreement includes a tough stance over Europe, pledging to oppose the transfer of any additional sovereign power to Brussels.
Cameron extended his first invitation for formal talks to Sarkozy, who will visit London on June 18. The date is highly symbolic for France as it is the day that Charles de Gaulle launched his appeal from London via the BBC for the French to resist the Germans during World War II.
The new British leader also spoke Wednesday with two key allies, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The new British chief has vowed to build a "new special relationship" with India, believing the country can become a major political and trade partner.
Labour, meanwhile, took steps to regroup, with the maneuvering under way for the job of party leader. David Miliband, the former foreign secretary, has emerged as a top candidate and has earned the backing of another early favorite, former Home Secretary Alan Johnson.
Brown's deputy Harriet Harman becomes interim Labour leader until a formal leadership takes place to select his permanent successor.
The 43-year-old Cameron became Britain's youngest prime minister in almost 200 years — the last was Lord Liverpool at 42.
Cameron named 38-year-old Conservative lawmaker George Osborne as Treasury chief, the youngest chancellor for more than a century — and, critics say, one of the most inexperienced.
Liberal Democrat negotiator David Laws was appointed as chief secretary to the Treasury — a highly respected role as deputy to Osborne. Vince Cable, the highly popular Liberal Democrat deputy leader, becomes business secretary. Lawmaker Liam Fox will serve as defense secretary, Kenneth Clarke as justice secretary and Theresa May as Home Office secretary.
Other leading positions were being finalized, as were key policy decisions ahead of the presentation of the coalition's first legislative program on May 25.
Both sides made compromise to strike their deal. Cameron promised Clegg a referendum on his key issue: reform of Britain's electoral system aimed at creating a more proportional system. In turn, Clegg ditched opposition to a 20 billion pound ($32 billion) program to replacing the country's fleet of nuclear-armed submarines.

Guys , i personally feel a bit disappointed-
A Tory/LibDem coalition. Tories have saved the Trident replacement in negotiations, that means aircraft carriers, F-35s, and Typhoons are the target cuts. Sad.............
 

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Without India, where willl they go???????????
zayada gharor acha nahi paa g

India has not become a super power and i am laughing on the attitude of Indian peoples - just imagine if they had really become a Super Power? - they would be eating the whole world all alone

jaise kacha chaba jaatay poori duniya ko :lol:
 
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zayada gharor acha nahi paa g

India has not become a super power and i am laughing on the attitude of Indian peoples - just imagine if they had really become a Super Power? - they would be eating the whole world all alone

jaise kacha chaba jaatay poori duniya ko :lol:
Garoor ??????????? . wait my friend.......... in the mean time have beer.:cheers:
 

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zayada gharor acha nahi paa g

India has not become a super power and i am laughing on the attitude of Indian peoples - just imagine if they had really become a Super Power? - they would be eating the whole world all alone

jaise kacha chaba jaatay poori duniya ko :lol:
lol :rofl:

Good post but Pakistan ke bare mein aap ka keya khayal hein? :woot:

BTW UK is no more a regional power also, no one listen to them. They are like America's 51st state. Only Veto in UNSC. :lol:
 

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lol :rofl:

Good post but Pakistan ke bare mein aap ka keya khayal hein? :woot:

BTW UK is no more a regional power also, no one listen to them. They are like America's 51st state. Only Veto in UNSC. :lol:
we never claimed to be a Super power or future super power. Whatever defence related stuff we buy - we make it clear that it is to defend our country from the hostile nations like India.

We don't interfere in others matters, we are busy in our internal issues first and never claimed to rule or dominate the world or create an influence on any other country unlike our neighbours. We are in a state of war busy in protecting and defending ourselves and are not BULLY like our neighbours

My last post on this off-topic issue - lets get back to topic now
 

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lol :rofl:

Good post but Pakistan ke bare mein aap ka keya khayal hein? :woot:

BTW UK is no more a regional power also, no one listen to them. They are like America's 51st state. Only Veto in UNSC. :lol:
only canada and i repeat CANADA HAS THE RIGHT TO BE CALLED AS AMERICA'S 51st STATE...UK can have 52nd state status:rofl::rofl:
 

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Mr Zaki-)

we never claimed to be a Super power or future super power. Whatever defence related stuff we buy - we make it clear that it is to defend our country from the hostile nations like India.

We don't interfere in others matters, we are busy in our internal issues first and never claimed to rule or dominate the world or create an influence on any other country unlike our neighbours.
Agreed that you are busy now with your internal issues,

but being a superpower or world power?
you gave that responsibilityto a smaller group in your society to take care of that goal:)...

and they are doing a fantastic job, claiming once in while, and often now a days in radio TV thet they will capture India, US, what not?-)...
 
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