Toryspeak: When Cameron talks about ‘us’ he means Conservatives, not the UK

Here’s some more Toryspeak for you: Addressing the CBI over Europe, David Cameron said, “Is this organisation for us?” He meant, of course, “Is it for the Conservative Party?”

He wasn’t asking whether the UK could be more successful outside the EU, but whether the Conservative Party could be more profitable.

And his claim that the status quo isn’t good enough for Britain referred to a Britain built for Tories – not for the rest of us.

It is important to be clear about these matters, as Tories like Cameron phrase their comments in deceptive ways. This is in order to be able to fend off accusations of dishonesty.

So when he refers to “us”, he means Conservatives. When he refers to “Britain” or “the UK”, he means the country as a profit-making organ for the Conservatives.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking he works for the people.

David Cameron has said he is “deadly serious” about securing EU reforms and said that if his renegotiations failed “we will have to ask ourselves – ‘is this organisation for us?'”.

The prime minister told the CBI conference the issue was not whether the UK could survive outside the EU but whether it would be more successful.

He added that “the status quo isn’t good enough for Britain”.

The PM is to set out his reform proposals in detail on Tuesday.

Source: David Cameron ‘deadly serious’ about need for EU reform – BBC News

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9 thoughts on “Toryspeak: When Cameron talks about ‘us’ he means Conservatives, not the UK

  1. Roy Beiley

    I don’t believe anything this dork says. There should be subtitles converting what he is saying into “real speak” so that we can be sure of the context. Not holding my breath though.

  2. Barry Davies

    When he says for hardworking people he automatically states that if you are unemployed disabled incapacitated you are not in the gang, and just whom does he refer to as hardworking probably not those on minimum wages because clearly they don’t work hard enough to earn more.

  3. tavascarow

    He doesn’t even mean Conservatives.
    He means the elite 1% at the top of the pile.
    The rest of us, regardless of our political affiliations are the ‘aspiring’.
    Another word they are very fond of.
    In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if they despise the aspiring Conservative voter more than a good true left wing socialist.

  4. David Bacon

    I’ve lived for many years listening to tories accusing anybody left of centre of breaking society into ‘them and us’. And yet, almost every tory government in my lifetime, and I’m 80, has been divisive, generating the feeling that we are ‘us’ and they, the tories, ‘them’.
    I can’t, honestly, remember any significant advances made by ‘us’, the working and middle classes under the tories. But the tories genius lies in them always being able to persuade enough of ‘us’ to think that we are ‘them’ and to vote tory. Cynical, or what?

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