Cameron not really up to the job of Prime Minister
On his father’s side David Cameron has Scottish roots and on his mother’s English. So, he has a vested interest in wanting the union between Scotland and England to endure!
Were Scotland to separate from England, the terms ‘Britain’ and ‘British’ would be largely redundant and pur wee Davie wud hae to choose whether to be Ainglish or Scottish!
Moreover, it weakens the authenticity, the credibility of his recent visit to Perth to plead the case for a ‘No’ vote in the forthcoming Scottish Referendum on separation. He must live in a bubble if he imagines that ‘the silent majority who don’t want the risks of going it alone, the silent majority who worry about what separation would mean for their children and grandchildren’ are not aware of his interests.
For David Cameron to urge the case for continued union is hardly the same as an Englishman (or woman) without Scottish connections doing so, but then, individuals in Cameron’s position have long exploited its ambiguity!
For all his wealth and privileged position, Cameron is supremely ignorant of the standards required for public service. Not only must he act correctly in office, he must be SEEN to do so and in this (as in too many spheres) he falls short.
Cameron’s poor judgement is already in evidence. Yes, he could escape censure when appointing Andy Coulson whilst leader of H M Opposition, but once he had accepted office in government, Coulson should have been jettisoned immediately as ‘spoilt goods’, not meeting the required standards etc however it is to be described. It is not for a prime minister to dole out ‘second chances’, nor is it acceptable for the specified criteria for access to highly classified information to be set aside in a casual and whimsical way when employing aides of whatever type in 10 Downing Street.
The Coulson matter alone indicates that Cameron is both ignorant and stupid and, therefore, not fit to occupy the office of Prime Minister & First Lord of the Treasury!
David Cameron was also found wanting when his Chief Whip was alleged to have applied the word ‘plebs’ to Downing Street Police. On this evidence, Mr Cameron does not truly believe in the principle ‘innocent until proved guilty’, otherwise he would have retained Andrew Mitchell in office. This would appear to be of no account now that attention is well and truly on the conduct of errant police men.
Even so, neither Cameron nor Mitchell have yet got off scot-free . . . not until the action in defamation being brought by Toby Rowland the officer on duty in Downing Street at the time of the altercation has been settled. Rowland insists Mitchell called him a pleb, but Mitchell accused him of lying as part of his own libel appeal against the Sun.
The cynic in me believes that the matter will be settled out of court with the usual gagging clause imposed on Rowland as a condition of the settlement . . . amount of which not to be disclosed of course!
The latest revelations of decades old allegations of child abuse involving MPs following in the wake of MPs’ and peers’ expenses scandals brings the British Parliament into further disrepute!
Let us hope that a clear and significant majority of Scotland’s voters exercise powers withheld from England in a decent way and vote convincingly for separation on the 18th of September next notwithstanding any urgings from the British Prime Minister to the contrary!