1) Eviscerate the British Army, but send the troops everywhere
Like Tony Blair before, David Cameron savagely cut defence spending while involving the British Army in repeated conflicts of no genuine concern of Britain. The 2010 cuts to the Royal Navy were so severe that the head of the French Navy at the time, Admiral Pierre-Francois Forissier, confided he and his colleagues were stunned by their size.
Eviscerating the armed forces didn’t prevent David Cameron from bombing Libya, wanting to join the Syrian war on the terrorist side, or sending military trainers to Ukraine. When a military intervention inevitably fails to create the promised democratic paradise, just forget about it and move on to the next “humanitarian” intervention.
2) Cameron has no intention of granting an EU referendum, not one that is fair anyway
Cameron’s game plan is simple: “negotiate” with the EU supposedly to repatriate more powers to Westminster, secure a few trivial and meaningless “concessions”, then proclaim victory and urge the British public to vote for continued EU membership. The entire Europhile establishment outspends sceptics by 15-1 to win the referendum, as they did in 1975. The BBC gets its propaganda into top gear to sway things the “correct” way.
Of course Dave would prefer to do away with a referendum entirely. Remember how Dave was photographed high-fiving Jean Claude Junker like an old friend soon after making a public circus of loudly opposing his European Commission appointment? Cameron’s 2017 referendum promise is all for show. You have been warned.
3) Cameron’s government is not truly serious about ensuring a life of dignity in old age for pensioners
British state pensions are among the lowest in Europe for replacement rates of pre-retirement income. So the Cameron government’s flagship pension reform is to allow retirees to more readily access their money, and blow it on a Lamborghini (in the words of the pensions minister). While giving retirees a way to avoid the annuity rip-off is undoubtedly a good thing, surely the main issue to be addressed is that the average British pension pot at retirement is a dismal £36,000. That won’t generate much of an income on annuity rates of 4%.
4) Rob the prudent and the thrifty, help the feckless
The Bank of England has kept UK interest rates at a 400 year low for six years now, with savers experiencing negative real returns during this time. Of course the artificial stimulus of low interest rates boosts asset prices (shares, London property) and allows Cameron’s government to proclaim an economic “boom” which we all know is mostly artificial. If pensioners blow their life savings in a few months to help Cameron get re-elected, so much for the better.
5) What bonfire of quangos?
When Labour left office in 2010, the number of quangos had soared by 41% in a decade, the annual cost of running them was about £124 billion and 77% of quango appointees were Labour supporters. The Coalition memorably promised a “Bonfire of the quangos”. Five years later, the number of quangos has indeed been sharply reduced, partly through mergers, but personnel and functions were reassigned elsewhere in government. So, not quite the boon for taxpayers initially advertised, despite the catchy slogan.
6) Cameron’s government has increased the national debt massively
For all the talk of harsh austerity, Cameron’s government has seen the national debt rise from £0.76 trillion in 2010 to more than £1.5 trillion – and rising – at the moment. Labour takes the Keynesian view that cutting debt too quickly is counter-productive as the economy shrinks faster than debt contracts, increasing debt to GDP; Conservatives argue debt levels would have risen more under Labour. Regardless of who is correct, the fact of the matter is that the “austerity” government has raised Britain’s debt by close to 100%, and by more in five years than the previous Labour government managed in the preceding 13 years.
7) Cameron supported terrorists in Libya and Syria, never learns from past mistakes
After helping a rag tag band of rebels/terrorists to power in Libya, Cameron gushed that “this is a moment when the Arab Spring could become an Arab summer and we see democracy advance in other countries, too”. Today Libya is a failed state where the prime minister gets kidnapped, its former prosperity and zero unemployment a distant memory, and Al-Qaeda brigades control parts of Tripoli.
Two years later, Cameron was desperate to repeat the Libya mistake in Syria. The pretext was Assad’s “massive use of chemical weapons”. There is a good chance it was actually the rebels/terrorists who used chemical weapons, not the Syrian Army. That’s the old Iraqi WMD lie for you, rehashed without shame by Cameron a decade after Blair.
Had Parliament not stopped Cameron, Syria’s Christians would have been massacred, or fled as in Iraq following Blair’s intervention. Cameron never learns from past mistakes.
8) Cameron supports the continued erosion of Britain’s national identity
David Cameron loves multiculturalism: “Over generations we have built something incredible in our country: a multi-ethnic, multi-faith democracy”. In this wonderful multi-ethnic democracy, a top performing school in Lincolnshire gets criticised by Ofsted for lacking “first-hand experience of the diverse make-up of modern British society”. Most of the pupils there are white British. By contrast a Birmingham dad tells his son’s teacher to “get rid of the white kids”, and explains: “If I was head I would get the white kids and shove them in the corner with white desks and a white teacher and keep them away from the rest of the kids.” No Ofsted complaint against this school.
9) Cameron wants to criminalise politically incorrect views
To fight terrorism, Cameron wants to prevent what he calls “non-violent extremists” from speaking. Included in Cameron’s ranks of “non-violent extremists”, as laid out in his 2014 United Nations address, are not just ISIS promoters and radical preachers, but “right-wing extremists”, and anyone who doubts the official narrative regarding 9/11 or 7/7.
If David Cameron has his way, how long before opponents of the EU or mass immigration, or anyone who disagrees with the liberal-left consensus, gets labelled a “non-violent extremist”, and banned from speaking by the government?
10) Cameron is a man of no principle
Arthur Balfour once opined that “the first duty of a politician is to stay in office”. Cameron believes the same thing. His flagship initiatives while in opposition was to replace the Conservative torch emblem with a tree (“Vote Blue, Go Green” was the slogan) and let himself be photographed riding a bicycle (looks good, looks green) while his chauffeur carried his parliamentary documents in tow. All image, no substance: the only purpose of politics being to retain office, principles or electoral promises be damned.
When Lord Balfour was around there was a slogan: BMG (Balfour Must Go). Let’s update this slogan for the 21st century: CMG (Cameron Must Go)!
If you want to know more about how multiculturalism has wrecked Britain, and how Britain’s elites loathe their own country and their people, look no further: