Cameron ridiculed for hypocrisy and quoting Corbyn out of context | Politics and Insights


The photo for this article should really have been one of Cameron delivering his speech to the Tory conference, but this one seems more appropriate, as we’re discussing another of his… let’s call them misjudgements.

David Cameron has been subjected to much ridicule this week after he misquoted the leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, taking his comments out of context, during the Prime Minister’s Conservative party conference speech.

This led to thousands of people sharing a video of Cameron himself describing Osama bin Laden’s death as “a tragedy.”

The point was very deftly well made.

Cameron was hoist by his own petulant petard.

Mr Cameron failed to provide any context about Mr Corbyn’s previous comments, neglecting to mention the fact that Mr Corbyn had actually said that the lack of trial for Bin Laden was the “tragedy” not the terrorist leaders death itself.

Mr Corbyn’s original comments had come from an interview with Iranian news channel, The Agenda.

However the malicious Mr Cameron made no show of an attempt at quoting Mr Corbyn correctly and instead used the old quote out of context, to mislead people, claiming he felt Mr Corbyn somehow constituted a “threat to national security.”

Even the BBC has called the Conservatives out on this particular propaganda campaign. See – BBC’s Stephen Sackur accuses Tories of spreading propaganda about Jeremy Corbyn, and of being unaccountable and undemocratic.

Supporters of the leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, went on to give Prime Minister David Cameron a taste of his own medicine by sharing a clip of the exact moment when he says: “the death of Osama bin Laden was a tragedy”, removing its context, causing mirth and a sense of poetic justice amongst Corbyn’s strong following.

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7 thoughts on “Cameron ridiculed for hypocrisy and quoting Corbyn out of context | Politics and Insights

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Corrected – thanks for the heads-up.
      For some reason the Graun‘s website wasn’t being nice to WordPress so I had to cut and paste the material, rather than using the usual method, which is a lot quicker and more streamlined. How those three paragraphs managed to get included twice is completely beyond me, though – I only copied any part of the text once.

  1. casalealex

    By Cameron’s logic, these Tory Ministers are terrorist sympathisers. In *reality, they simply respect the Rule of Law.

    Official Government reaction to the death of Colonel Gaddafi, 20 0ctober 2011

    “We would have preferred him to be able to face justice at the International Criminal Court or in a Libyan court for his crimes. We don’t approve of extra-judicial killing”. Then Foreign Secretary, William Hague MP

    “It’s certainly not the way we do things, it’s not the way we would have liked it to have happened”. Then Defence Secretary, Phillip Hammond MP

    “I would have preferred that he had faced justice either in a Libyan court or in the International Criminal Court in the Hague”. Then International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell MP

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