So long, David Cameron. You won’t be missed

Embarrassment: Among all the images of David Cameron this site has used, this one sums up his career the best.

Embarrassment: Among all the images of David Cameron used by Vox Political, this sums up his career the best.

He was the prime minister who may not have been prime minister at all – twice.

David Cameron slithered into office in 2010 as part of a coalition between the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats after no UK political party managed to gain enough seats to govern alone.

It was suggested later – by one of Cameron’s own MPs – that the coalition agreement had been hammered out in March 2010 – two months before the general election – meaning the uncertainty following the election result was fake and the country had been stitched up.

Five years later, Cameron was returned to Downing Street with a wafer-thin Parliamentary majority – one that has since been called into question as one Tory MP after another has been put under investigation for alleged election fraud.

He presided over the slowest economic recovery in the history of the British Isles and dared to call it a success.

He was the laughing-stock of the international community. Remember the time he vetoed an EU treaty, so the other 27 member states forged their own agreement anyway?

He was a warmonger, selling arms and equipment to foreign powers, and joining pointless conflicts in Africa and the Middle East. Can anybody say Libya is a better place as a result of his meddling?

He increased homelessness in the UK by more than half.

He increased child poverty in the UK by more than 200,000.

His social security policies were homicidal. His bedroom tax and the work capability assessment he turned into a draconian tool of persecution have been responsible for countless premature deaths.

Now he gets to walk away, free as a bird, from all of these atrocities and more.

This article links to a summary of ‘key moments’ according to BBC News.

The following is a list of his key achievements according to a commentator on Twitter.

Which do you think best sums up this man?

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Source: 10 key moments in David Cameron’s time as leader – BBC News


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2 thoughts on “So long, David Cameron. You won’t be missed

  1. Daniel

    Don’t forget the Safe Start places he closed down after praising their ability to improve the life chances of poorer children and promising he wouldn’t – I wonder how many are left?

  2. Bill Kruse

    Libya was about stopping Gadaffi selling his oil for gold dinars and undermining the petrodollar and, through it, America itself. I imagine Cameron expected to be rewarded in a similar manner to Blair for stopping Iraq’s Hussein from selling his oil for euros. It was wasted effort anyway as Daesh/ISIS are doing the same thing now using gold they’ve looted from a conquered central bank.

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