Cameron’s Palestine abstention is just as well. What is his word worth?

The BBC is reporting that David Cameron will abstain on today’s (Monday) symbolic vote on whether the UK should acknowledge Palestine as a state in its own right. If that’s true, it’s just as well.

Let’s be honest – with his record for gross dishonesty Cameron wouldn’t convince anybody, no matter which way he votes. Only today, Dr Kailash Chand tweeted the following:


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The BBC article states that current UK government policy is that it “reserves the right to recognise a Palestinian state bilaterally at the moment of our choosing and when it can best help bring about peace”.

Cameron’s official spokesman is quoted as saying: “The government’s position is very clear and hasn’t changed, so I think that is a very clear indication of the British government’s approach.”

It’s also clearly at odds with the British people, if Vox Political‘s own poll is any indication.

Readers of this site made it perfectly clear that they overwhelmingly support recognising Palestine’s statehood now, with no conditions attached. This option gained no less than 86.5 per cent of the vote.

Cameron’s choice – to recognise Palestine later – garnered just three votes.

He’s not representing the British people at all.

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  1. aturtle05 October 13, 2014 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Coo, posting in advance? It’s still only Monday! Not only is Cameron not representing the people, he’s not even on the same planet!

  2. Chris Kitcher October 13, 2014 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    He and others have shown themselves to be lying political enigmas that are totally out of touch with real people. They are only interested and protect those that have money.

  3. David Bennett October 13, 2014 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    And ‘No’ got 11% of the vote. But what does it mean that approx. 165 readers who may have no knowledge of the situation on the ground vote for option A?

    • Mike Sivier October 13, 2014 at 8:01 pm - Reply

      Why do you suggest that?

      • David Bennett October 13, 2014 at 8:38 pm - Reply

        Do they have actual first-hand knowledge of the situation on the ground? I doubt it. You could do a poll and ask them, I guess. And without having actual first-hand knowledge on the ground their opinion is meaningless because their opinions are divorced from the reality.

        • Mike Sivier October 13, 2014 at 9:15 pm - Reply

          By that token, all the MPs’ opinions are meaningless as well. The fact is, we all respond to the information available to us; Vox Political readers are, for the most part, highly intelligent and well-informed. You seem determined to insult them by suggesting they don’t understand the issues.

  4. casalealex October 13, 2014 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    PARLIAMENT HAS VOTED FOR THE MOTION: ‘That this House calls on the government to recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel’ AYES 274 NOES 12

  5. Andy October 14, 2014 at 7:13 am - Reply

    back in 2007 concerning Cameron, in Israel’s own Haaretz – “Tory leader calls himself ‘Zionist” – U.K. Conservative party leader David Cameron: Support of Israel is in DNA of party members; U.K. –

  6. Barry Davies October 14, 2014 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Camorons word has all the value of a groat.

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