Friday, 22 April 2011

David Charlatan

Just when you thought Cameron couldn't get any worse, then never underestimate his capacity to prove you wrong. His latest outburst against AV:

The Prime Minister picked the most recent Conservative-only government to illustrate why the proposed Alternative Vote system should be opposed. He said removing tired governments was vital to democracy.

When the country “desperately needed to get rid of that [Labour] government” in 1979, they were able to elect Margaret Thatcher, he said.

“We also remember 1997 and I think we know in 1997 the country needed change. Again it was a decisive result,” he added. His criticism came as a surprise because Mr Cameron is close to Sir John Major and occasionally uses him to support specific policy ideas.

Essentially a current Tory PM is saying that the Tories deserved to lose in 1997? Now that's a rather courageous argument to put forward considering that he has yet to win a general election himself.

Now, ok I can go along with his 'decisive result' claims but this seems at odds with his arguments against AV in February when he said that:
"AV would exaggerate the inherent biases in the current system"
So what is he saying there? He wants a decisive result but not that decisive? And in making his argument he goes on to show astonishing disloyalty to a former Tory Prime Minister that he worked with - most infamously during "Black Wednesday".

You have to wonder how thick the Tories are not to realise that they have bang-to-rights charlatan in their midst.


  1. He gets away with it because he is photogenic. Can you imagine an ugly git like brown saying similar things? The country would be reaching for a barf bag. What the hoi poloi have yet to be conditioned to is to close their eyes when politicians are pontificating and listen to what they say, not what they look like. Cameron is just another Blair, all fur coat and no knickers.

  2. There are a lot of mixed messages coming out about AV. I'm pretty much against it because I don't believe it will benefit the smaller parties, but will instead make the main 3's position unassailable, complete with a permanent Lib Dem minority always in power.
    Unless anyone else knows different?

  3. @JiC That Cameron is another Blair is true but I don't think he even matches up to those low standards.

    @QM I think you're right to be cautious about the impact of AV on smaller parties.

    Essentially that we have only 2 options on the table rather than all options tells you everything - the main parties are clearly not agreeing to other options that may open them up to risk of reducing their power. This is a referendum on their terms which is proof that little will likely change either way.

    AV in my view will probably no difference and may even make it harder for smaller parties to progress as the experience of One Nation showed in Australia.

    As you probably know QM I'm not voting either way on principle.

  4. Charlatan?!#?!**!....F88kwit is better, Dave is Bliar mark II he swings all ways.
    What an utter bird-brained tosser.

  5. Oh I think an awful lot of Tories have realised what Cameron is: hence CONservative Party membership is at an all-time low and sinking, whilst UKIP's is at an all-time high and rising.

  6. @Anon Quite, I don't disagree

    @DeeDee99 Absolutely true that since Cameron has taken over, the Tory membership has plummeted. And, especially since the 'prisoners right the vote' saga, UKIP's is soaring.