Thursday, 21 January 2010

David Cameron on Islam

I couldn't resist another one:

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

David Cameron's Position on Turkey

This genius website allows you to create your own David Cameron/Conservatives poster.

My own effort is posted below.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

OSCE Denounces Turkey for Its Restrictions on Freedom of Expression

According to the OSCE's media monitor, Turkey is failing to honour its commitment to support freedom of expression. More than 3,700 websites are currently blocked in the country for "arbitrary and political" reasons. In addition, journalists are at constant risk of being subject to arbitrary criminal penalties.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Bulgaria May Block Turkey's EU Bid

Bulgaria is demanding $20 billion compensation from Turkey for the homes of the Bulgarians forced out of Turkey in the early 20th century and promising to block Turkey's EU application until the money is paid.

Nice one, Bulgaria. But I'd like to ask how are the Bulgarians arriving at this figure? Are they using the estimated present value of what those homes would be? Because that isn't the correct approach. The correct approach would be to estimate their present value then apply market interest rates appropriate to a very high-risk loan to the entire sum for the period since the Bulgarians were forced out. This might raise the compensation value to closer to $50 billion.