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David Cameron’s Amnesty for wrongdoers

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Am I the only one that believes that Cameron is actually weak, not strong on wayward MP’s? Yes, he has told us how he is taking a strong line, but does the evidence back that up? I think not. If you are in the shadow cabinet, according to Cameron, it is sufficient to pay back anything that may not be considered “reasonable” and all will be forgiven. If you are a backbencher, then you may be referred to Cameron’s “kangaroo court”, if you have been a good boy or girl, but a little greedy, then you may be asked to pay some money back, but you will be exonerated. On the other hand, if you are a bit of a maverick, then Cameron will use this as an opportunity to get rid of you. At least that is my take on it.

So, are we to believe that tough man Cameron is going to tell all burglars and car thieves that so long as they return their ill-gotten gains, then they will be forgiven and can get on with their lives? Is it possible that Cameron’s so called tough approach is a bit of a misnomer, designed to deflect attention. A cynic might suggest that by telling everyone that he is a bit of a tough guy, he has successfully diverted attention and at the same time, ensured that it is not the court of public opinion that decides on whether an MP has misbehaved, but the court of David Cameron.

Sorry to all those that like Cameron, but I just don’t trust him, the more I see him in action, the more he gives off the air of an opportunist. I have noticed that whilst he says a lot, if you dissect what he has said, it is rarely tangible of even measurable. I really want to believe that Cameron and the Conservatives are a worthy alternative to the discredited Brown, but if I am honest, there is little that he had done or said that impresses. I think it will just be more of the same. I recognise that because I so want Brown gone, I am almost prepared to accept that the devil himself could do a better job…..but, I said almost! No matter how much we may want to have this country put back on track, we cannot just will someone to succeed, they first of all have to have the wherewithal to make it happen, and I do not see that in Cameron.

Also, where has all the talk of reform gone? Cameron is pushing Brown into an early general election, great, but not before we have had some electoral refirm. What is the point of being able to put in a new government if we are obliged to accept the people put before us by the party machine? That is not democracy. It means that our choice is limited to our preferred party, not candidate. If Cameron wants the people to support an early election, then he must allow the people to select their preferred candidate at the next election, not afterwards. We all know that when party’s win power they seem to forget about everything that said to get them there.


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  1. Electoral reform in my opinion will only happen with a new party , with a new way , not independants Jury Team ! When will the British realise if you want change you have to get involved not just moan. Are the old three upto this? ow long did they go along with exspenses stuff?? Stuffing us all over there employers. I am not a rebel , however my blood is boiling . 35 years of broken promises , lies , spin , etc etc. Please remind me who do these people work for ?
    Ps. Civil servants & others need to look at themselves to.


    6 July, 2009 at 2:21 pm

  2. Cameron is already faced with upsetting the different wings of his party over Europe, and does not want to see what is probably going to be a slim majority, or even a minority government, beset by defections to the Liberals or UKIP.


    28 November, 2009 at 7:51 pm

  3. Hey, this came up under my “related posts”

    I’ve gone a quick review of last night’s Cameron: Uncovered as well as a short comment piece on why the Conservatives shouldn’t win the election.


    9 March, 2010 at 10:15 am

  4. @ Joseph: I will let readers read your comments and form their own opinion.

    British Politics

    1 May, 2010 at 9:13 am

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