Cameron - The Evil ISIL Empire
David Cameron will make a Ronald Reagan esque speech today about the evil empire of Islamic State in Birmingham. In it he will say that tackling extremism from ISIL is the “struggle of our generation.”
The PM will also give a very stark warning to young Muslims about the phony Islamic State. "You won't be some valued member of a movement. You are cannon fodder for them … If you are a boy, they will brainwash you, strap bombs to your body and blow you up. If you are a girl, they will enslave and abuse you.” For more details read a pretty comprehensive article by the BBC.
The Prime Minister’s speech will launch a five year plan to tackle extremism in the UK, mostly radicalisation from non-violent preachers. Paul Goodman of Conservative Home argues that David Cameron is likely to succeed knowing first-hand how much the PM wants to deal with the issue of extremism in Britain. Let’s hope he is right …
TODAY AT CWF
David Burrowes MP: let's be Conservatives with a head and heart as we care for the disabled - Before the 1979 General Election, Margaret Thatcher made the following commitment: “Much has been done in recent years to help the disabled, but there is still a long way to go. Our aim is to provide a coherent system of cash benefits to meet the costs of disability, so that more disabled people can support themselves and live normal lives.” …
3pm(ish) – 2nd Reading of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill – Will the Government convince sensible Labour MPs to back a benefits cap?
3) David Jeffrey: No, Thatcher didn’t cause the Conservative decline in Liverpool – Conservative Home
FROM THE ARCHIVES
On this day, 20th July, in 1944 Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt at the Wolf’s Lair in East Prussia. Hitler survived the blast because the bomb that was hidden in a suitcase happened to be nudged slightly out of the way after it was placed down. Hitler still suffered from the embarrassment of ‘singed and tattered trousers’ which then went on public display …
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