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Published on: May 11, 2010 06:22 PM
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Liam Fox (L) meeting with U.S. General McChrystal in Kabul, Afghanistan July 2009.Liam Fox (L) meeting with U.S. General McChrystal in Kabul, Afghanistan July 2009.

London - A Conservative official tells The Associated Press that party lawmaker Liam Fox will be British defense secretary.

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The hawkish Fox takes a tough line on Iran’s disputed nuclear program, and is a staunch advocate of Britain’s retaining a nuclear deterrent.

Two other Conservative Party officials told the AP that Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg would serve as Britain’s deputy prime minister.

The officials all requested anonymity to discuss the appointments ahead of an official announcement.

Conservative leader David Cameron became Britain’s youngest prime minister in almost 200 years Tuesday after Gordon Brown stepped down and ended 13 years of Labour government.


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 May 11, 2010 at 07:41 PM Anonymous Says:

All of Obama liberal friends are "leaving" him What is he gonna do?

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 May 11, 2010 at 08:00 PM Anonymous Says:

Now Iran is afraid because a hard liner is defense secretary

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 May 11, 2010 at 08:36 PM Charlie Hall Says:

The Conservatives have moderated quite a bit since the Thatcher days, and the Liberal Democrats have a lot of interesting ideas, at least on domestic policy. Unfortunately the Liberal Democrats have become anti-Israel so hopefully the cabinet seats they get will be entirely restricted to domestic issues.

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 May 11, 2010 at 09:56 PM Anonymous Says:

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Charlie Hall Says:

The Conservatives have moderated quite a bit since the Thatcher days, and the Liberal Democrats have a lot of interesting ideas, at least on domestic policy. Unfortunately the Liberal Democrats have become anti-Israel so hopefully the cabinet seats they get will be entirely restricted to domestic issues.

You always have your expertise to add to every subject!

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 May 11, 2010 at 10:40 PM breath of fresh air Says:

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Charlie Hall Says:

The Conservatives have moderated quite a bit since the Thatcher days, and the Liberal Democrats have a lot of interesting ideas, at least on domestic policy. Unfortunately the Liberal Democrats have become anti-Israel so hopefully the cabinet seats they get will be entirely restricted to domestic issues.

Wow, Charlie that's impressive. You've actually admitted that there are certain Liberals who are no good. I see that you really do mean well and are not the run-of-the-mill, cool-aid drinking Liberal, one might believe you are from so many of your postings, and you truly want what's best for the Jews. I have new respect for you.

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 May 12, 2010 at 02:44 AM Milhouse Says:

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Charlie Hall Says:

The Conservatives have moderated quite a bit since the Thatcher days, and the Liberal Democrats have a lot of interesting ideas, at least on domestic policy. Unfortunately the Liberal Democrats have become anti-Israel so hopefully the cabinet seats they get will be entirely restricted to domestic issues.

Indeed the Tories have moved considerably to the left since they threw out Thatcher and launched themselves into exile. In many ways they're to the left of much of the US Democratic Party. Cameron is no Thatcher, any more than McCain was a Reagan. But given the choices available, he's still the least of three evils.

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 May 12, 2010 at 04:16 AM Englishman Says:

Don't worry Charlie, this shidduch won't last very long. Just wait till some of Clegg's leftie-libs get their teeth in the bit and realise their power and you'll see sparks. Clegg (like Obama) is charismatic and looks good on the box but he is hardly a political heavyweight.
In England all true lefties vote Labour. The bulk of Lib-Dem votes is either "weird" lefties or protest votes and the policies they preached during the election campaign sound wonderful but in the real world just couldn't be done.

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