Time as PM

When the history books come to write about David Cameron's time as Prime Minister, they must mention the first election he never won.

Tuesday, 12th July 2016, 8:17 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th July 2016, 9:21 am

Yet he got into Downing Street.

Then he won the second election but chose to resign a year later.

They will write of his three disastrous referendums.

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The first referendum was on electoral reform, which wasted a lot of public money and destroyed his junior partners in coalition in the process.

No one ever argued in favour of the alternative election system put forward.

Cameron didn’t even argue in favour of the alternative system during his first referendum.

The second referendum on Scottish independence is, alas, no longer settled because of the third, which is the European referendum.

That is not settled either, with only 37.4% of the electorate in England and Wales in favour and 34.5% against.

When asked what were the problems of being Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan said: “Events, dear boy, events.”

When they ask David Cameron he will have to reply “hubris, dear boy, hubris”.

David Cameron caused all his own problems.

His project to tame the Tories really needed those Liberal Democrats.

He has lasted a year without them.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said he has a mountain of cash to save the banks upon Brexit.

Here is a thought.

How about saving us instead?

Nigel F Boddy,

Fife Road,