Congratulating Some People Can Hurt–Especially When It’s For Being A Sneaky Weasel

Posted: January 11, 2015 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

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by Martin Odoni

Oh, it’s going to hurt saying this. Hasn’t David Cameron been impressively clever today? It’s definitely one of his best moments as Prime Minister and I think we should be generous and let him enjoy it.

I refer to his rather out-of-nowhere ultimatum to Ofcom that he would withdraw from this year’s electoral debates unless the Green Party were allowed to take part as well. I really hate to say it, but it was a brilliant move. He put it in terms that make him sound like a truly democratic statesman, by invoking the very real issue of how unfair it would be to exclude the Greens while allowing the Liberal Democrats (less electorate support) and the UK Independence Party (no seats at the last General Election) to take part. Quite right, and it does sound wonderfully magnanimous and statesmanlike.

Of course, that’s not the real reason…

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