The Daily Telegraph today calls the PM’s opposition to Jean-Claude Juncker as President of Europe “Cameron’s Big Mistake”. But on seeing the headline, my immediate response was, “Which one?”
Hedging his bets in the 2010 election, support for Erdogan in 2011, adventurism in Libya, friendships with Charlie and Rebekah Brooks, getting gung-ho over Syria, employing Andy Coulson and Leon Brittan….the list is endless. The overwhelming majority of evidence in relation to Cameron’s judgement and behaviour is that he has no judgement – and knows not how to behave. How fortunate he is to face nothing more menacing in Parliament than the Ed Miller Band.
But also, how much more buoyant the Prime Minister’s fortunes would be if he was a Slogger! For in January of 2012 he could’ve read the Slogpost at the end of this link:
Key observations include ‘Angela Merkel is driven by the ideal of technocratic power, has no belief in anything, and is ruthlessly disloyal when it suits her’ and ‘she has been underestimated by every male during her remorseless rise to power’.
So, David Cameron, join the club: Mutti Merkel prefers a pisshead from Luxembourg to your political career. Because as always, Dave, your research was sloppy….and your analysis shallow.
I would ask you not to red this piece and think, “Gosh, how clever that Mr Slog is”. Rather, think this: a retired bloke in the middle of the French countryside with an Armagnac habit and an army of builders has better instincts about people than the man running what used to be Great Britain.
Now you should worry, already.
Recently at The Slog: I cannot figure out how to overcopy links on this temporary French HP notebook, so here’s a link I did in the studio earlier….