Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Cameron's 'conning' us again.........

"Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive."

When will David Cameron stop trying to hoodwink the public? Either that or fess up to the fact he doesn't have a clue about how the EU functions?

In the Mail, on Friday last, he is 'quoted' yet again that he will veto the 4.9% proposed budget increase - yet he cannot as the decision on the EU annual budget is taken by qualified majority voting, which means that the UK cannot veto any increase alone, but must find other governments to support it. 

Admittedly Cameron is not quoted, in the strict sense of the word 'quoted', using the word "veto" (it is only mentioned in the Mail's 'lurid' headline) and he is only quoted saying that "its not going to happen". However, the implied impression that his statement gives is that he will veto the increase if necessary.

It is this example of politicians implying that they will do something when they know damn well they can't that I - and I am sure many others - find so frustrating and disingenious. If Cameron had stated something along the lines that he would oppose this all he can, but at the end of the day the decision will be one of a majority vote, I would have some respect for him. Of course, he can't say anything like that as it would demonstrate to the entire country, as some of us are aware, what little power he holds where the governance of this country is concerned.

Just one day though, please, will a politician (and the media, come to that) be honest with me - and the rest of the country?

Afterthought: On the question of the media misrepresenting the facts - and what politicians say - it is noticeable that Cameron did not issue a statement rebutting the Mail's headline. Due I suppose, for the same reason, ie, he would have had to explain the true position and thus undermine his position.


TomTom said...

Cameron hasn't a clue but likes to exercise his mouth. I simply don't think he is very bright and has never been held to account in his life, no doubt his social status or parents protected him from the consequences of fibbing

F***W*T TW****R said...

The F****er likes to exercise his mouth round som EU............................

WitteringsfromWitney said...

TT: Incisive as ever!

FT: Agreed