Cameron’s ‘chicken’ songs – can he ever win back public respect?

Is this David Cameron's election battle bus?

Is this David Cameron’s election battle bus?

The amount of mirth created by David Cameron’s refusal to appear in more than a single TV leader debate, ahead of the general election, almost cancelled out the public’s annoyance that he won’t stand up and defend his policies.

It seems the Labour Party is right – Cameron knows he has a record to run from, and not a record to run on.

And it was good to see people in the public eye taking sides – like Mark Gatiss (actor/writer: The League of Gentlemen, Sherlock, Doctor Who), who tweeted: “Cameron’s mendacity is astonishing. He filibustered by insisting other leaders join the debate, now blames broadcasters for chaos. Childish.”

This Writer, together with Mrs Mike, participated in the festivities on Twitter, where John Prescott invited contributors to suggest possible titles for songs signifying Cameron’s behaviour. Here are some of our favourites:

“Comfortably Dumb” (Comfortably Numb).

“All Lied Out” (All Cried Out).

“The Tracks of My Fears” (Tracks of My Tears).

“Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheap”.

“People are strange, when you’re a chicken; debate gets ugly, when you’re alone” (People are Strange). This Writer was responsible for this particular suggestion, which seems appropriate to the Labour Party video that has now appeared on YouTube. Here it is:

“A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Egg” (A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action).

“The Sound of Silence” (inevitably).

“Can’t get you out head to head” (Can’t Get You Out of My Head).

“Nice Eggs – shame about debate” (Nice Legs, Shame About The Face).

Ed Miliband is weak weak weak. So weak that David Cameron is Absolutely *terrified* of agreeing to TV Debates With him," tweeted Eoin Clarke.

Ed Miliband is weak weak weak. So weak that David Cameron is Absolutely *terrified* of agreeing to TV Debates With him,” tweeted Eoin Clarke.

At one point, Mrs Mike was singing, “Prince Chicken, Prince Chicken, ridicule is nothing to be scared of!” (This was to the tune of Prince Charming by Adam and the Ants.)

She later relented, deciding that someone needed to stand up for all the chickens as Cameron was giving them a bad name.

Currently, Mrs Mike is saying that if “Chicken Dave” does turn up for a TV debate, not only will it be a turkey but he’ll get stuffed.

“First you mention chickens then ducks [perhaps he meant turkeys – although it’s true that Cameron is ducking out of the debates], both are apt as he is a Fowl human being,” responded Ian Davies.

John Prescott has suggested that if David Cameron does not turn up for the TV debates, this should be placed on the empty podium.

John Prescott has suggested that if David Cameron does not turn up for the TV debates, this should be placed on the empty podium.

Labour MP Karl Turner revealed that his election agent has dared him to wear a chicken suit at the next Prime Minister’s Questions “and wave at Chicken Dave. Would need a tie with it!”

Carol Gardiner responded: “I’ll sponsor you if you do it! (Not much I’m afraid, I’ve been hit by the Long Term Economic Plan).”

Here’s a last word from Mrs Mike: “Have we ruffled Cameron’s feathers, do you think?”

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  1. jaynel62 March 6, 2015 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Great to have a chuckle at #Cameron’s Expense :-) xx

  2. casalealex March 6, 2015 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Dodgy Dave is down on his luck
    They say he’s a chicken cluck cluck
    Or maybe he’s just a lying schmuck
    In May he will become unstuck
    When we’ll see he’s just a lame duck
    And who the hell gives a flying f—

  3. Neil Shaplin March 6, 2015 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    It’s about time this government gave us something to smile about.

  4. john keen March 6, 2015 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Make your point old school….. send him a letter with one white feather it in…. no cover note or explanation… he’ll know why.

  5. Jane Jacques March 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Grant Shapps, Tory Chairman and Chicken Dave’s spokesman over this is as bad as Dave IMO. Newsnight really tried to pin Shapps down on why Cameron would not debate Ed Miliband. Shapps avoided a straight answer as it was repeatedly put to him. Shapps looked totally unconvincing and out of his comfort zone. Good TV! I hope people remember this by Cameron and the excuses put forward.

  6. Joan Edington March 7, 2015 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    I’m giving him a roasting tomorrow night.

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