Cameron deserves congratulation for being a sneaky weasel – The Critique Archives

David Cameron, pictured in the Telegraph article: "I want to go on," he says, neglecting to add, "harming the honest, the hard-working, the strivers and the tryers of the UK. I want to go on rewarding the tax-dodgers, the bankers, the exploiters and Parliamentary scroungers. I want to go on deceiving the easily-led into believing that my way is the only way, and duping my Coalition partners into supporting my extreme right-wing policies until I can sling them into the gutter in 2015". Does that seem about right to you?

Hasn’t David Cameron been impressively clever, asks Martin Odoni in The Critique Archives.

I refer to his rather out-of-nowhere ultimatum to Ofcom that he would withdraw from this year’s electoral debates unless the Green Party were allowed to take part as well.

He put it in terms that make him sound like a truly democratic statesman, by invoking the very real issue of how unfair it would be to exclude the Greens while allowing the Liberal Democrats (less electorate support) and the UK Independence Party (no seats at the last General Election) to take part.

Of course, that’s not the real reason why Cameron has done this. He cares not one iota about fairness, as his record in office, either on electoral matters or on economic ones, makes all-too-obvious.

The real reason for this new stance can be summed up by the sentence, “No matter which door you open, Dave’s in first.”

To find out why – and to see why the BBC has let us all down yet again, visit The Critique Archives.

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3 thoughts on “Cameron deserves congratulation for being a sneaky weasel – The Critique Archives

  1. HomerJS

    I think Ed Miliband missed an opportunity to play Cameron at his own game. He should have immediately backed Cameron’s call for the Greens to be included. It would show he doesn’t fear the Greens, and would give him the chance to show both the similarities and the differences in their policies. He could also have called for another change in the schedule. Why should the LibDems be included with Labour and the Tories in one of the proposed debates? They are polling behind UKIP and the Greens, but more importantly they are part of the Government. Why should there be a debate where there are two reps from Government and only one from the opposition?

  2. Steve Kind

    I think that analysis is spot on – although I suspect that Cameron was more concerned with upstaging Labour than excluding UKIP. However, mention can also be made of Ed Miliband’s mealy-mouthed response – he could’ve pointed out, correctly, that Cameron was simply looking for an excuse to run (which he did) – and added “Bring it on – include the Green Party” -After all – even his N.1 Green-basher Sadiq Khan is now on record saying that he believes the Greens should be included. But he blew it – again – and managed to look as though he is afraid of open democracy.

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