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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