Lobbying: Cameron’s deleted speech and his jaw dropping hypocrisy – Pride’s Purge

David Cameron has been caught red-handed wining and dining corporate lobbyists, writes Tom Pride.

Tycoons mix with top Tories at fundraising ball in London

This is particularly awkward for Cameron because in the run up to the last election, he gave a speech in which he promised to bring transparency to lobbying:

It is the next big scandal waiting to happen, the far-too-cosy relationship between politics, government, business and money. We all know how it works. The lunches, the hospitality, the quiet word in your ear, helping big business find the right way to get its way. We must be the party that sorts all this out.

Stirring stuff.

Which is probably why the Tories have now deleted* the speech from their website.

Never mind. Because you can still read Cameron’s full speech here and decide for yourself whether this could win first prize for the best example of jaw dropping hypocrisy from Cameron yet.

*Permanently deleting stuff from the internet is not as easy as you might think. The Tories went to some trouble to do it. For the more technically minded, here is how they did it.

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7 thoughts on “Lobbying: Cameron’s deleted speech and his jaw dropping hypocrisy – Pride’s Purge

  1. Stephen Paul Tamblin

    What a cheap dastardly thing to do this shows how sneaky the Torys are money for Ritch poverty for everyone else some day the ordinary public will rise up and see what cheats thay are it’s about time we did something about it

  2. marcusdemowbray

    It is clear to me that Camoron is very unintelligent, or “A real lightweight” as Obama described him.

    He seems to be under the delusion that whatever words his mouth speaks are “Right and True”. He also thinks that what he does, his actions and deeds, are also “Right and True”.

    He does not have the intelligence to even know if there is a serious discrepancy between his Words and his Deeds.

    He also seems to be oblivious of the merest notion that other people are more intelligent than he, and notice that what he says and does are frequently highly contradictory.

    His conscience is clean because he is so dim he actually believes his own rhetoric and thinks that he is a great leader. What a complete dicktaphone.

  3. Michele Witchy Eve

    Mike, a technical point merely: you may wish to lose the ‘now’ in the sentence – “Which is probably why the Tories have now deleted*” – as the dumping of the speeches was in 2013 according to the original blog linked by Tim Pride (see link “Here is how they did it” – comments dates)

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