Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tariq Ali on Britain’s Political Deadlock, Gordon Brown’s Resignation and Pakistan’s Role in the Times Square Bombing Attempt

Democracy Now!
With Amy Goodman

"In Britain the unfolding political drama following last week’s inconclusive elections has taken a new twist. On Monday, Prime Minister Gordon Brown offered to resign as head of the Labor Party later this year. He announced the opening of formal negotiations with the rival Liberal-Democratic party to form a progressive alliance and block the Conservative Party from retaking power. The Conservatives, led by David Cameron, won most seats in parliament in last week’s elections but fell short of a majority. We speak with longtime political commentator and writer Tariq Ali in London....."

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