Breaking news: Cameron now officially even worse than Ted Heath – James Delingpole

October 20, 2011

“And you DEFINITELY won’t end up reliving Weimar or anything like that…”

It requires real talent and serious effort to become the worst Tory prime minister in history. To be honest, I never thought Cameron had it in him. I thought: “Well maybe they’re right, all those Tory “insiders” who tap the sides of their noses knowingly and say: ‘Don’t you worry. He knows what he’s doing. He’s just positioning himself, that’s all. Deep down he’s a true blue Eurosceptic small state Tory through and through.” And after that, I thought: “I mean however bad he does get, he’s never going to be a match in sheer bloody awfulness for the chippy, asexual sailor who first set our course for the rocks clearly marked Euro Hell Oblivion, all the while reassuring his nervous crew, “No they’re not rocks at all. They’re actually a really deep, safe channel which just looks like rocks but is in fact an optical illusion. A special, magic deep channel which will also end wars and make us all richer and give us more fish than ever before.”

But Dave, I salute you. Today you have managed it with the most pointless, spiteful, vindictive, bullying absurd directive so far in your already swollen catalogue of disasters as Prime Minister.

Even as MPs agreed to hold a Commons vote on a referendum, government sources made clear that the Tories would be whipped to vote against a poll.

Mr Cameron’s decision to impose a three-line whip has angered many MPs, since the vote was called under rules the Coalition promised would give backbenchers more freedom.

Not only will this decision needlessly alienate some of the most talented up-and-coming Conservative MPs, from Douglas Carswell and Steve Baker to Priti Patel, but it will confirm to what little of the traditional Tory constituency which hasn’t already deserted to UKIP that Cameron’s new, “detoxed” principle-free Conservative party is no longer capable of representing their interests in any way whatsoever.

Also, of course, it will provide the most splendiferous free gift both to Nigel Farage and to Dave’s old school chum Boris who, not unreasonably, is positioning himself rather more sensibly on the forthcoming Eurogeddon.

Mr Johnson told a Westminster lunch: “I think it would be absolutely crazy to decide the solution to the eurozone crisis is to intensify fiscal union and try to create an economic government of Europe. I really can’t see for the life of me how that is going to work.”

But don’t let’s allow Boris to steal Dave’s thunder on this, of all days, Dave’s very special day:

The day he finally got the title of the Worst Tory Prime Minister in British history.

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25 thoughts on “Breaking news: Cameron now officially even worse than Ted Heath”

  1. John Fourie says:20th October 2011 at 11:11 pmJust came to your website to say that you are the lowest form of life. Lying and over exaggerating without even understanding the basics. Dont read anything this man says people he only wants you to go to his website to get some click, he is what we call an internet troll and does not deserve a second of your time. Please die so that the world can be a better place.
    1. GoingForBroke says:23rd October 2011 at 7:34 am………and your evidence for James lies and exaggerations is what exactly?
    2. Anonymous says:25th October 2011 at 9:54 amI’ll read what I like c***. Can we have some evidence for the lies? I suspect you won’t be posting here much longer – you appear to be the troll.
    3. Luc Ozade says:27th October 2011 at 7:37 pm“A better place”? Populated only by idiots like yourself? I don’t think so.
  2. NC says:23rd October 2011 at 8:57 pmCameron’s policy towards banning any Conservative MP from voting for a referendum on EUSSR membership is worse than Stalin’s policy on Trotsky.

    Cameron is really deluded. A deluded toff, with too much money to give a damn about the consequences of bailing out the Euro – which we will have to do AGAIN sooner or later if we remain in the EU even if we keep sterling because of the economic side effects.

    We should get out of the EU altogether. EU membership is like being chained to the Titanic. We have nothing to gain because we import more from other EU countries than we export (this is the trade deficit), we can only lose more and more by having anything to do with it.

    1. Dung says:25th October 2011 at 1:41 pmWell said NC. What is the point of Cameron arguing that “now is not the time” and at the same time stating that it is not current Conservative Party policy to hold a referendum on the EU?
      Answer; talking about the timing conveniently allows him to sidestep the issue of why a referendum is not his policy.
      It would appear that the government’s worries are financial (we will have economic problems if we leave) and political (we will have less power in the EU if we leave).
      In 1939 the UK declared war on Nazi Germany, in doing so it realised that there would be huge economic problems and that millions would die. However it was judged that freedom and democracy were worth any suffering to protect.
      Staying in the EU whatever the deal means we continue to have no democracy in the UK. The people of the UK can not vote out of office the people who make most of our laws.
      There should be no sacrifice too great in recovering our fredom and democracy.

      1. NC says:26th October 2011 at 11:14 am“In 1939 the UK declared war on Nazi Germany, in doing so it realised that there would be huge economic problems and that millions would die. However it was judged that freedom and democracy were worth any suffering to protect.”

        That’s the key.

  3. Simon says:24th October 2011 at 7:46 pmSeen this, Delingpole?

    http://tabloid-watch.blogspot.com/2011/09/bbc-bans-bcad-lie-continues-to-spread.html

    The BBC isn’t forcing CE/BCE on anyone. There is no big Marxist conspiracy. Your pathetic, overblown, paranoid article in the Mail is an embarrassment to journalism. You should be ashamed of yourself.

    Just a heads up.

    1. Simon says:25th October 2011 at 8:09 pmI’m not expecting a reply of course – your position is utterly defenceless. The Mail article will stand without acknowledging the BBC’s ACTUAL position on the matter (which, if you actually looked at it, is pretty fucking reasonable) and will continue to attract comments from deluded readers like Alison from Devon who writes:

      “This article is the MOST IMPORTANT one printed in the Mail for weeks. Yes ALL TRUE – wake up people, James is right!”

      In the future, please try not to base your writing on pure, steaming bullshit just because it fits in with your agenda.

      1. Anonymous says:25th October 2011 at 8:39 pmWow, James might have made a mistake. Lets use it as an excuse to heap on some frothing psychotic abuse.
        1. Simon says:26th October 2011 at 5:53 pmIf James made a mistake (he did) the article should be corrected or removed altogether. Journalists must be held to account.

          Funnily enough, “frothing” and “psychotic” are two adjectives I’d use to describe the article:

          http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2041518/JAMES-DELINGPOLE-How-BBC-fell-Marxist-plot-destroy-civilisation-within.html

      2. Veloicty says:27th October 2011 at 10:20 pmThe BBC’s position is utterly defenceless.

        The World Service ran yet another dishonest article on Malaria a week ago peddling the lie there’s no cure, peddling another PR job for the globes greatest software monopolist, Bill Gates, charity work and peddling yet another advert for GlaxoSmithClyne (how much garbage can the BBC pack into one news article???)

        The bent BBC journo claimed Glaxo had aa drug that could cure “up to 90% of Malaria” (nice advert for Big Pharma) but never mentioned DDT spraying almost enirely eradicated this preventable (by DDT sparying) killer disease.

        The bent BBC then ran yet another ‘news’ story on Bill Gates charity work and giving $billions to stupid ways to stop Malaria. How many times is telling viewers of Gates donation ‘news’ to them? Do the BBC have to plug him and this old news as new ‘news’ 20 times before everyone gets it?

        The BBC have not mentioned in 60 years the truth about Malaria and that the DDT ban has caused 60-100 million preventable deaths.

        So much for investigative journalism eh? So much for being a ‘public service broadcaster’ eh? So much for the BBC’s devotion to truth eh mate?

        Before you throw stones in greenhouses make sure you’re out of them pea brain.

        You will join me in not defending the Bwent Broadcasting Corpse, but in demanding this toilet of corrupt journalism be shut down and off the drip feed of public (and EU and corporate) money won’t you?

        You who stands up for truth (unlike the BBC) will demand this sewer system be shuttered.. won’t you mate?

        1. NC says:28th October 2011 at 5:57 pmYou’re right about DDT, which saved millions from typhus by killing insect vectors after liberation in WWII, is totally non-toxic, and has absolutely no significant ecological effects outside the imagination of the BBC’s truth censors. There was one false claim made by Rachel Carson to hype her book “Silent Spring” which Kennedy read and believed in 1962, and for fifty years the politically correct fascists have been banning it. The theory is that it gets concentrated in some insects which birds eat, and ends up making their eggshells too thin, and thus upsets the mythical balance of nature (there isn’t such a balance, as part 2 of Adam Curtis’s excellent BBC documentary earlier this year exposed very clearly). This isn’t correct if DDT is used correctly. The same kind of ecological fascism biases the BBC’s treatment of radiation. We all get background radiation from potassium-40 in bananas. So what? Kennedy banned nuclear tests in space to keep it “clean”. Little problem: space is intensely radioactive with cosmic rays. Background radiation on the moon’s surface is 1 mR/hour, 100 times higher than in London, as the astronauts found out with their dosimeters. All the environmental liars are supported by BBC bias, which simply refuses to acknowledge that truth exists.
    2. Luc Ozade says:27th October 2011 at 7:21 pmSimon, you are entitled to your opinion as is anyone. However, my opinion of your comment is, to use your own words, pathetic, overblown and paranoid in itself.

      I can only speak for myself but I always find James’s writings to be well-written, stimulating, thought-provoking, often tongue-in-cheek (which could be missed by readers such as yourself) but with a high degree of accuracy overall.

      1. Simon says:28th October 2011 at 12:45 amI’m not here to make a wide point about Delingpole’s work. I get the impression we probably don’t agree on politics, but actually that’s completely irrelevant here. I’m here because I read an article he wrote in a national newspaper with a circulation of 2 million that was so obviously full of shit – shit that was being lapped up and praised as truth by scores of internet commenters – that it made me very angry. I don’t know if this is his usual style. I don’t really care. I just want him to acknowledge his mistake and correct/retract the article.

        And please don’t patronise me by claiming that “readers such as myself” might have missed the tongue-in-cheek element. Read the article. Is it tongue in cheek? Perhaps even more importantly, is it being perceived as tongue in cheek by its readers? No it isn’t.

        1. Luc Ozade says:28th October 2011 at 5:59 amWell Simon, I wouldn’t presume to speak for James – he is more than capable of doing that for himself. And I didn’t say that the article in question was written tongue in cheek, just that as any good writer does, he uses many devices to keep his readers interest, tongue in cheek being one of them.

          His criticism of the BBC obviously upset you. You don’t think they’re guilty of crass political correctness and propagating their own, frequently one-sided, pet subjects and theories from their hallowed position, then?

          All I can say is that I applaud writers and commentators who draw attention to what amounts to subversive activities and alert readers to what seems to be going on.

          Thank heavens for the relative freedom of the internet.

  4. NC says:25th October 2011 at 9:55 amSo no referendum, it figures! “Democracy” is now the power of the Fuhrer’s whips to stamp out dissent amongst MPs. You have a “choice”: vote Conservative or Labour. Both parties ban dissent in their own ranks and ban even having a referendum over continued EUSSR membership. Actually, Brezhnev’s USSR did introduce similar “democracy” where you could vote for any party member you wanted to implement the dictatorial policies Brezhnev’s cronies had decided upon.

    Cameron yesterday: “If your neighbour is a dictatorial EUSSR money squandering tyrant whose house is on fire, you should help him put out the flames by getting yourself further into debt. If the EUSSR doesn down, so will slavery to Brussels in the UK. We cannot risk freedom. We have an enormous trade deficit with the EUSSR, importing more of their products than we import, so we stand to lose this imbalance in trade if they cease trading with us in revenge. The UK does not have the Euro but it must defend it because we want a say in Brussels. Just as Churchill said in 1940, we must stand shoulder to shoulder with Hitler and Stalin (comrades in 1940, before Hitler invaded Russia) in the interests in unity, trade, dictatorship, contempt for the citizens, and the power of despotic regimes disguised as free democracies.”

  5. NC says:25th October 2011 at 9:57 am(Sorry for obvious typos, above.)
  6. Velocity says:27th October 2011 at 8:24 pmJames
    I (Velocity) told Danny Boy Hannan the ‘leader’ he much admired was behind the curve, ‘Call Me Twat’ Cameron and a liberal (socialist in dripping wet rags) and was going to be an absolute disaster in Govt. But D’Boy would not listen.
    Hannan ‘fell’ for Obumma. And sure as eggs he ‘fell’ for Cameron.
    I take no joy in my vindication. I just want to point it out and rub it in.
    Danny Boy is an idealistic, well-meaning but delusional windbag (like Ron Paul).
    He is the best of a bad lot (politicians). but he should still never lead anyone anwhere.
    Politicians along with bamkers are the 2 of the 3 worst professions ever to walk the Earth (No.3 is the judiciary and lawyers)
    There’s no such thing as a good politician… Obumma proved it, Cameron proved it, and Danny Boy in his own ignorant backing losers way proves it thrice
  7. Velocity says:27th October 2011 at 10:09 pmSimon
    The BBC (Bent Broadcasting Corpse) is “an embarrasment to jounalism” every friggin day.
    This State shithole of journalism is a non-stop propaganda clearing house.
    I watched their pitifully boring Saturday morning slots a while ago and no less than 3 bent news articles on climate change ran in the space of 2 hours (i had to switch the trash off). The harder these bent scum try to con the British public AGW is real the lower the public regards the threat. The BBC have been trying (and failing miserably) for 10 years. Nobody believes them or anything the State peddles any longer.
    The BBC are past it. Utterly corrupt. Disturbingly out of touch (have you seen their pitiful World Service?).
    You defending the Bent Broadcasting Corpse is a mark of the man you are. Stick your moral sevitude up your puckered backside toe-rag

    1. Simon says:28th October 2011 at 1:09 amI don’t care what you think about the BBC. I’m not here to defend the BBC. I’m here to attack Delingpole’s blatant disregard of the truth in a nationally circulated article which happens to involve the BBC.

      Also I don’t really want to have a discussion with someone invents hilarious little acronyms to describe the organisations/people he doesn’t like and who probably giggles to himself every time he types them.

      1. Velocity says:28th October 2011 at 5:33 pmIs giggling to yourself while typing now against socialist Law?

        Labour shat out 2,400 of the turds during their bankrupt crooked reign, it’s hard to keep up!

        The BBC deserves all the sleighting it gets (and some). This organisation of socialist shams and establishment crooks is already down the sewer, only pblic money keeps this pile of crap afloat

        1. Simon says:28th October 2011 at 7:11 pmYou’ve missed the point, but I’d still love you to give me an example of one such “socialist law” that is even close to a ban on giggling while typing. Go on. Apparently you’ve got 2,400 to choose from.
          1. Velocity says:29th October 2011 at 10:46 amHuman Rights Laws… there’s hundreds of the socialists moronic rules in a big steaming nutshell for you to swallow

            any imposition on the free market operating and businesses free to maage their business how they see fit …from employment law to Min Wages to Elf & Safety …there’s a few more hundred turds of the socialist agenda thrown into the ‘free’ market

            how about the smoking ban? This Blair-Brown vandalism of the greatest institution in Britain, the great British Pub, has caused the pub closure rate to more than double, from 3 a week to 7 a week since its intro (against Labours own manifesto, an in writing lie) and over 50,000 Pub staff to lose their jobs

            the free markets greatest enemy is Govt intervention. Govt is the enemy of freedom and free markets

            Once you’ve swallowed and cumped on that lot of socialist law/junk i’d imgine you’re going to look like a 70 stone socialist pig…. or an 18 stone patahlogical liar like Gordon Brown pumped full of anti-depresants and diet pills just to stay alive

            Socialism: turns every country in history into a shithole

  8. NC says:1st November 2011 at 10:23 pmThe Euro and probably the EUSSR are finished now the Greeks are having a referendum; the Greeks are socialists who blame the government and bankers for the crisis. They won’t accept a 50% write-off, they would still moan about the colossal repayments if it was a 90% write-off, because a tenth of the their debt is still more than their top-heavy lefty socialist state sector economy can afford. The built up debts in the same way Brown did here, but on a bigger scale, by borrowing money and expanding the state sector. Now the riot about bad government when austerity measures kick in. The time to riot is against a socialist government while it’s sinking you into debt, not when it’s too late. The effect on global stock markets and Italian debt repayments from the mere announcement of the Greek referendum shows the problem.

    When is Cameron going to realise that “pulling together” isn’t sensible when pathological socialists are involved? Let’s see now, maybe Cameron will announce Britain is going to take over Greek debt, so they can go back to paying millions of state sector jobsworths to riot against bad government decisions five years too late, and to enable France and Germany to get away scott-free with their bad decision to let Greece join the Euro in the first place? Maybe Cameron will move 10 Downing Street to Brussels, so he can join all his fascist pals in dictating to Britain from the Continent?

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An Ppen Letter from My Old Mate David Cameron to the People of Britain

August 25, 2011

 

Cameron: an apology (Photo: Rii Schroer)

Cameron: an apology (Photo: Rii Schroer)

In the latest Spectator I have written an open letter to my old university mate David Cameron. Here is a companion piece: the letter I’d like to see him write to the nation, having at last recognised the gravity of the crisis we’re in.

He won’t write it, of course.

Dear Britain,

If you realised just how totally stuffed we are you wouldn’t waste time getting to the end of this letter. You’d already be outside Number 10 with pitchforks demanding my head on a spike – and you’d be quite right to do so, for I have failed you. My cabinet has failed you. My Coalition government has failed you. And it’s no good our trying to blame the Tony Blair and Gordon Brown administrations for having failed you even more. We are where we are – and where we are is about as dire a place as Britain has ever found itself in in its entire existence.

That includes, let me assure you, even the darkest days of the Second World War. Back then, however bad things might get, we were cushioned by an empire, by America, by a sense of unity and purpose, by a national character defined by resilience, self-reliance, patriotism, decency and an absolute determination – even unto death – never to surrender to tyranny in any form.

Today, none of this applies. Our empire is gone; the US – read Mark Steyn’s brilliant After America – is now owned by China; our national character has been diluted by waves of unchecked immigration and by the sapping of moral and intellectual purpose which comes with decades of ingrained “progressivism”. As for tyranny we’ve already long since surrendered to it. It’s called the EU – and the fact that it has a caring, sharing, equality-loving, nurturing, “communitarian” face does not make it any less dangerous or anti-democratic than the kind of regimes that Louis XIV or Napoleon or Hitler or Stalin were trying to impose on Europe’s once-sovereign peoples. It just makes it more subtle, and sly, and ultimately more effective, that’s all.

Some people will laugh at me for telling you this. They’ll say that I’ve lost my head; that I’m panicking you needlessly. Oh really? And which one of the problems facing us, would you say, was overstated: the fact that the European economy is on the verge of collapse; that Britain currently has a £4.8 trillion debt, which it is nowhere close even to beginning to shave off; that our best ally, America, is in worse shape than we are thanks, not least, to the reckless spending of President Obama; that one in five children have parents who have never been in work; that, thanks to our abysmal, dumbed down, low-expectation schooling we have two generations without literacy, numeracy, or even the beginnings of an understanding of what it might involve to pursue a career which doesn’t depend either on crime or state handouts; that we can no longer afford an effective military; that our police force is so hamstrung by political correctness it is incapable of protecting people or property; that our political class is so utterly remote and ineffectual that voters can scarcely see any point in going to the ballot box any more, for wherever they place the X it won’t make the blindest bit of difference. First came Blair; now you’ve got the Heir To Blair. Nothing has changed; nothing will change until a politician of principle stands up and says: “Enough is enough.”

And that’s why I’m writing this letter to you now. I want, first, to apologise for the disaster I have been since “winning” – or rather “not quite losing” – the last General Election for reasons which were almost entirely the fault of myself and my political advisers.

We took the view – the cowardly, defeatist and wrong view, I now admit – that Britain had grown so irredeemably socialised under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown that the only way a Conservative administration could ever regain power was by offering still more of the same (only with a green-tinged blue rosette instead of a red one, to give the punters the illusion they had some kind of democratic choice). The problem with adopting this attitude of “managed decline” – as my ideological soulmate Ted Heath found in the 1970s; and I’m finding now – is that it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

So what’s to be done? The good news that what needs to be done is very, very simple: the exact opposite of what got into us this mess in the first place. And what got us here, is excessive taxation, regulation, and government spending. We need to remember that there are only two kinds of government money: the kind it rips off from taxpayers in the productive sector of the economy; and the kind it borrows at rates of interest which mean it either has to borrow still more money or take still more money off the taxpayer. Either way the result is the same: an economy in which it becomes increasingly difficult for entrepreneurs, traders, small businessmen – the backbone of an economy – to go about their work. If they can’t go about their work then the economy cannot grow. And if the economy cannot grow, the government will need to take still more money from the taxpayer, or borrow still more money (at possibly even higher rates of interest) merely to maintain its current spending levels. The inevitable result is a spiral of decline.

But while the good news is that the remedy is very simple, the bad news is that it will be extremely hard to apply. One of the main reasons for this is the nature of the political class: whether on the Left or what currently passes for the “centre-Right”, its instincts are much the same – always to ask “what more can the Government do to help?” This is the wrong question, for the answer is always the same: more stifling bureaucracy; more parasite-like layers of administration; more regulation; more spending of money that the government simply does not have.

The other main reason is you, the British people. Far too many of you, for far too long have got far too used to the idea that government’s job is to wipe your backsides for you. And it’s not. Not from now on, at any rate. For one thing we can’t afford the paper. For another thing we can’t afford the staff to do something which most of you are perfectly capable of doing for yourselves. It’s a scandalous waste of other people’s money – taxpayer’s money – and the very last thing we need if we’re even to begin to hope to compete in a global economy against places like India and China and Brazil where the work force are perfectly capable of putting in 12 hour days and wiping their own backsides without any expectation that the state’s role is to do their dirty work for them.

That’s why I’m writing to you now to tell you like it is. What I’m hoping is that I’m straight with you, you’ll be straight with me in return. You’ll never again take the soft, easy, head-in-the-sand path of voting for which ever political party offers to bribe you the most with money it doesn’t have. You’ll vote for the one which acknowledges the scale of the problem facing us all and which has the courage and the will to deal with it.

That political party ought, by rights, to be the Conservatives. And perhaps – before I embarked on my misguided quest to “detoxify the brand” – it would have been. But as you may have noticed recently this is no longer case. We have a Justice Secretary more interested in the rights of criminals than law-abiding citizens; we have a Home Secretary who believes that policing should primarily serve the interests of Britain’s senior police officers rather than the citizens they’re supposed to protect; we have a Foreign Secretary – formerly a principled Eurosceptic – who has since done a Portillo and decided that his post-politics employment prospects are better served by selling British interests down the river at every turn, for that way a comfy future on the Euro gravy train lies.

And if you think the Conservative wets in my cabinet are a liability, imagine what it’s like having to govern with Liberal Democrats. We have an Energy and Climate Change Secretary whose primary purpose is to bomb our economy back to the age of the wattle and daub and the coracle; we have a Business Secretary who loathes business; we have a Deputy Prime Minister who doesn’t know what he wants except that it has to be the opposite of whatever Conservatives want otherwise he’ll get torn to pieces by his own party.

This is no way to run a country. It is especially no way to run a country on the brink of a precipice. That is why today I’m going to offer you a clear political choice. I’m scrapping the Coalition, because 2013 is far, far too late to start out on the rescue package which needs to be initiated now. Instead, I’m going to stake my political career and the future of Britain by calling an immediate general election.

After that it’s up to you: liberty or the soft, enervating tyranny of the Left; growth or stagnation; future or no future; jobs or no jobs for your children and grandchildren. You choose.

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