Colour coded – or colour blind

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Pope Benedict


LABOUR PARTY leader Ed Milliband should drop his Red Ed nickname because only core voters loyal to one particular party want to see the red flag flying, are true-blue Tories or er… yellow Lib Dems.

The undecided and apolitical put politicians into government, not the card carriers, and a Labour party closer to the Old rather than the New version will only frighten the waverers.

If Ed remains Red he will never get his foot in the Downing Street door.

Misplacing the blame

BARACK OBAMA blames the EU for dithering over a crisis that is “scaring the world.”  But who started it?

Europe committed financial sins and possibly Greece should never have been in the eurozone but the recession leads back to the US and was precipitated when Lehman Brothers was allowed to fail.

The fallout from Washington’s inaction in 2008 is the eurozone’s true problem – not the euro.

Contradictory messages 

WHEN visiting his German homeland recently, Pope Benedict XVI urged the Muslim population to abide by the country’s civil laws.

Surely the Pope is behaving inconsistently here?

Where Spain is concerned Ratzinger has regularly failed to render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s by trying to persuade democratically-elected politicians to ignore voters’ wishes by opposing government legislation on abortion, contraception or gay marriage.

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