If you hate Cameron’s treatment of the NHS and disability benefit claimants, share this

Following on from today’s article about David Cameron’s shameless use of his late son to score political points on the NHS and disability benefits, the thought occurred that a 1,500-word article might be a little much for some busy people to take on board. Here’s an image that will hopefully get the point across far more quickly. Please feel free to share it anywhere you feel it may do some good.



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  1. Abdul Aziz October 2, 2014 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Typo error on the piece featuring Cameron and his son it should read “needs” not need.

    • Mike Sivier October 2, 2014 at 1:31 pm - Reply

      Thanks, well caught – I’ve corrected it.

      • laurettalottiepearson October 2, 2014 at 1:34 pm - Reply

        Where’s the corrected one so I can share please? Ta

        • Mike Sivier October 2, 2014 at 2:10 pm - Reply

          Reload the page and it should be there.
          For some reason, after I corrected the image, WordPress went back to the old one, even though I’d deleted it. Strange…

      • joanna may October 2, 2014 at 6:04 pm - Reply

        Awesome Mike, simple but hopefully effective

  2. Nick October 2, 2014 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Cameron’s speech was hogwash he was never much at home with his son and he should not pass judgement on anyone as he never much was at home to oversee what the NHS did or did not do for his son

    his government has killed many benefit claimants whose illness and disability were the same as his son so he is the last person to speak on this issue

    a decent journalist would have grilled him with the names of the sick and disabled that have died and had the same condition’s as his son but failed to do so

    are there any good journalists out there mike as it seams to me there is no one maybe the salary is to high or the work to boring whatever it this country could sure do with a decent journalist who knows his subject and as the art of reporting the true facts and not all the white wash we see today across the bbc and the likes

  3. philipburdekin October 2, 2014 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Is it just me? That thinks this picture of a child with his father, the hatred on camerons face and eyes says it all, he acually looks like he hates his own son, there’s no love in his eyes that you would normally find with a father and son and he is holding him not with love but something else.
    I’m sorry but this isn’t a picture of a loving father with his disabled son.

    • Karen October 2, 2014 at 5:02 pm - Reply

      I agree. He treats the disabled like scum. i was only thinking the other month has he forgot he had a disabled child

  4. thoughtfullyprepping October 2, 2014 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Pure political theater.

  5. John October 2, 2014 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    I did not bother listening to Cameron’s speech as I believed virtually all of it was likely to be nonsense.
    He sounded like Macmillan, with his “most of you have never had it so good” line.
    Of course, he comes from the same privileged elite – Eton, Oxbridge, etc.
    Cameron is just about as sincere as Macmillan was, i.e. not at all.
    At least Macmillan was honest, grouse-shooting on the moors in his plus-4s.
    The tabloids will be labelling Cameron SuperCam before long.
    I have never detected the slightest shred of sincerity in Cameron.
    His parliamentary colleague was right in describing him as a posh boy who does not know the price of milk.
    According to the most recent YouGov poll, 55 per cent of those polled expressed the view that Cameron is doing badly as Prime Minister.
    When asked “Which of main party leaders do you think is most in touch with the opinions of ordinary people?”, just 8 per cent selected Cameron.
    When asked “Which of the main party leaders do you think best understands and reflects the views of women voters?”, just 9 per cent supported Cameron.
    When asked “Which, if any, of the following words do you think best apply to David Cameron? Please tick up to three”, 56 per cent chose Privileged, 28 per cent chose Artificial, and 27 per cent Intelligent.
    A vote for Cameron is a vote to go back to the 1950s.

  6. kittysjones October 2, 2014 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    See checklist for psychopathy, that I added tothe original article http://kittysjones.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/we-need-to-talk-about-ivan/

  7. Jane Hartley-Jacques October 2, 2014 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    I don’t doubt that Mr Cameron loved his son and was/is a loving Father to all his children. I don’t doubt that he and his wife were devastated when Ivan died. Only those who have experienced the loss of a child, or who have a disabled child will truely understand.

    What Mr Cameron should not do is use his son’s illness and death for political purpose, and in such a major speech. This was putting impoverished arguments about the NHS and was the speech of a bankrupt PM who had nothing better to say about the NHS. Does Labour bring Gordon and Sarah Brown out now and do we have the battle of the bereaved Prime Ministers? Never would Mr Brown do this.

    So Mr Cameron, please can we have facts and figures and policy for the NHS and not your personal tear jearking story. Because it just is not relevant to the discussion.

  8. Pete B October 2, 2014 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Take a look at this link.I think this defines Cameron.

    Something highly unnatural about the poses, about the way Ivan is turned towards the camera, as is his father… Something about the different shots – the protagonists are wearing the same outfits, are similarly framed, but some are indoors and some outdoors. Everything had the feel of a “photo opportunity” – not a family portrait.

    Full posting here.


  9. Rab Haw October 3, 2014 at 11:25 am - Reply

    Unlike Mr Cameron, I can’t bring myself to debase the memory of his son by some trite comments. The picture is in extremely bad taste and says so much more about Mr Camerons politics than I can.

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