Wednesday, January 18, 2006

I could start to like this Cameron chap...

6 Comments:

Blogger doctorvee said...

I was listening to PMQs earlier, and once again I thought Cameron just ended up sounding phony.

I don't often agree with Tony Blair, especially during PMQs (it was his usual party political bumwash today). But Cameron left an open goal when he said that ID cards shouldn't be introduced because they will take until 2011 anyway. There are lots of good reasons why there shouldn't be ID cards, but that surely isn't one of them.

1/18/2006 01:38:00 pm  
Blogger Nosemonkey said...

Hmmm... I don't think I've ever actually listened to Cameron speak, it must be said.

I seem to keep missing the news/Newsnight these days, and a pirate radio station is blocking my reception of Radio 4, so I no longer wake up to the Today Programme. Some of what he says seems sensible - but I normally only read the edited highlights, so am doubtless getting a bit of a distorted picture.

1/18/2006 02:07:00 pm  
Blogger CuriousHamster said...

Have to agree with doctorvee. He raised some good points but not in a particularly inspiring way. And he did leave the door open with the question about the timeframe.

This from Blair made me laugh though (bitterly, obviously):
Mr Blair said that [LSE] report was drawn up by someone who was a campaigner against ID cards on civil liberty grounds.
So presumably anything Blair says can also be ignored as irrelevant. He is, after all, the countries leading campaigner for ID cards (although on what grounds is subject to change on a regular basis).

The man's a git.

1/18/2006 05:04:00 pm  
Blogger reformist_muslim said...

I'm beginning to think that rather than being an arch-conservative in sheep's clothing, he is actually quite centrist. I know quite a lot of right-wingers who feel they've been betrayed by Cameron and are pretty pissed off.

1/19/2006 10:58:00 am  
Anonymous Paul Davies said...

It's either that, or he's pulling a Bush (as some newspaper bloke said the other week - the economist perhaps) - saying the right things before lurching to the right should he get elected...

in all, I don't know and I can't be arsed pretending I do. At the very least he appears not to be a moron, which is a start

1/19/2006 12:18:00 pm  
Blogger reformist_muslim said...

Well said Paul, although Bush's rightward turn was an ingenious move in bringing in voters which previously didn't bother turn out voting. Based on the center of British politics, I'm not sure Cameron could do that.

1/20/2006 10:42:00 pm  

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