David Cameron – the legacy!

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I was a bit miffed reading The Observer, ‘IN FOCUS’, that no one had asked me to write about David Cameron’s legacy. I can only guess that’s because a blank page wouldn’t appeal to the reader. They would think it was some kind of trick – like global warming on a miserable and wet Scottish Sunday. I listened to Jeremy Corbyn stand up (OK you can’t hear someone standing up on the radio)in the House of Commons (with very few commoners in the House- if any- and most of them from SNP) and thank David Cameron for his achievements. Corbyn mentioned two things: gay marriage and the release of a prisoner from the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay. The bar has not been set very high for the incoming Conservative leader and unelected Prime Minister, Theresa May.

There were echoes of Margaret Thatcher’s call for national unity 4th May 1979 and holding out the olive branch of St Francis of Assisi’s prayer in Theresa May’s speech to the media in the aftermath of her procession to Number 10 Downing Street. ‘Where there is discord, let me bring peace.’ Thatcher’s legacy lives on.

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love; [Brexit, hatred and fear of the foreigner wins a Referendum. Nigel Farage resigns, claiming job done.]
Where there is injury, pardon; [Highest prison population in any of the modern economies, excluding that paragon of Black Lives don’t matter, USA.]
Where there is doubt, faith; [the great lie there is no such thing as society finds expression in George Osborne’s insistence on the government bringing down the Government’s deficit to levels below that of his hero Thatcher, or even that cartoon villain John Major. A Trojan horse for cuts, cuts, cuts that Thatcherite’s love so much because it is monopoly money ringing in the ears of the rich.]
Where there is despair, hope; [social mobility has went into reverse gear since Thatcher. The class system has become a caste system, with little or no intergenerational mobility. The sins of the father affect the son. The wins of the father stay with the family.]
Where there is darkness, light; [White lives don’t matter, if they are poor and working class. Chavs. Scum. Council House welfare cheats, how many Channel 4 and Channel 5 programmes must we endure Lord, how many, before You strike down Jeremy Kyle and the other middle-class  lovies and Little Britoners?’]
Where there is sadness, joy. [always end on a joke. There was a kind of parity. George Osborne booed at the London Olympics and David Cameron booed at Wimbledon. Sadly, I wasn’t at either of these events to boo.

But Theresa’s May’s speech and her insistence on continuing with the successful electoral policy of punishing the poor while ostensibly helping them, via focusing on sleight of hand and the GDP ratio deficit, had me thinking of the London bankers threatening to move lock, stock and barrels of oil to New York unless they got the bonuses their work deserved and those New York bond boys swearing they’ll move to London unless they get the bonuses their work deserved. We sure did give them hell of a beating Mr Cameron. We sure did. What was it your dad, did again. Oh, yeh, create tax loopholes for the rich? All in the past, of course. History. Cameron who?}

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5 thoughts on “David Cameron – the legacy!

  1. Yes, Cameron mostly was a disaster, though I think the Remain camp lost the referendum not because of “hatred and fear of the foreigner” but because people were fed up with the corrupt, antidemocratic EU and its incompetent micro-managing bureaucracy, plus the scare stories about life beyond the EU.

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    1. well, I’d refer you to an earlier blog https://wordpress.com/post/odonnellgrunting.wordpress.com/1317 in which I make my feelings clear. Corrupt? Not really. Incompetent? in some ways, yes. Micro-managing bureaucracy? Well, I suppose the Common Agricultural Policy was/is the prime example. Depends how you read it. For example, 44% of public money spent on projects in London compared to 1% in the North, with our current government. Boris’s London bridge fiasco. No public money, well maybe some, well maybe a substantial amount and running costs. The scare stories were effective because they built upon a fear of the other, which built upon the continued demonisation of the working class, white working class scum.

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  2. I’m sure the EU is corrupt, but having stepped outside to take that long and lonely walk, it leaves us little or no leverage in the big bad world of trading blocs such as the US and China (one and two respectively) and if it takes Canada to employ 300 specialists to construct a suitable trading deal with the EU how many specialists (bureaucracy) will Great Britain need?

    I’m sure we do disagree on this. My starting and finishing point, is quite simply, the politics of hate has won.

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