Tuesday, 6 May 2008

David Cameron goes after Gordon Brown on 10p tax.

At his monthly press conference David Cameron made it clear he was going after Gordon Brown on the 10p tax fiasco. With the Crewe & Nantwich seat up for grabs on the 22nd May he told the assembled press that overturning Labour's 7000 majority was the party's "top campaigning priority":

Obviously it's going to be a tall order but we will give it our best shot. We have a strong local candidate and a real focus from the entire organisation.We've made a strong start, first out of the blocks, our message being delivered right across the constituency.Our message will focus in particular on the 10p tax rate and how Gordon Brown is hurting the people of Crewe with tax increases just as their cost of living is going up.
David also talk about how he and Boris were to meet with Mayor Bloomberg of New York this week. The meeting will focus on education and Mayor Bloomberg's strong record in turning around failing schools in New York City. In a dig clearly aimed at Gordon Brown's dithering David said:
After our excellent election results last week people are saying: what next from the Conservatives?How are you going to build on your success?And how will you respond to the increased scrutiny you will now receive as the alternative government in waiting? I want to give a clear answer to that question today.First let me explain something fundamental about how I see the job of Prime Minister,I don't think you achieve very much as Prime Minister unless you have an incredibly clear idea about what you want to achieve and how you'll go about it.You've got to have a plan, and that plan has to have a sense of focus. You can't do everything at once - and you shouldn't try.You've got to focus on what you think is most important, and you've got to be pretty stubborn in going for it - and not letting yourself be blown about by events.
I have a good feeling about the way Boris and David are going to sort this country out. Boris is assembling a great team and both he and David are making alliances with people who have achieved results and not made empty promises.

You can read David's full speech by clicking HERE.


Anonymous said...

Surely you don't really have a good feeling about this? David Cameron is no help to us "sour little Englanders" (AKA - those of us seeking parity in the UK).

Daily Referendum said...


I could support a party that has absolutely no chance of making a change. Or I could support Labour who have absolutely no intention of making a change.

The conservatives do not offer what I would like to see in England but they are the closest. I'm willing to take what the conservatives are offering rather than nothing. Otherwise I would just be throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

Anonymous said...

I see your point. But I don't like either option. Both leaders believe that Scots lives are worth more than English. That worries me a great deal. I don't think we should be giving David "Sour Little Englanders" Cameron an absolutely easy time of it.

Wholehearted support and encouragement for Cameron is not something I can contemplate.

monkey said...

There is alot of work to be done o put England right, if it can be done at all. I have more faith in Cameron than i do in any Labour government who offers our country to those who wish it harm.
Labour has ruined this country financially and physically opening its doors to the eastern dangers, not standing up for its fellow man and woman. Under Labour this country has become a halfway house for the eastern terrorist protected by our laws.

Andrew Allison said...

I'm going across to Crewe with a contingent from Hull on Saturday 17 May. Any chance of you popping up and joining us?

Anonymous said...

But David Cameron does not even recognise that England should have parity. People can die in England for want of medication available on the NHS in Scotland.

He thinks the "Union" comes first.

No parliament for England, nothing.

It seems to me that the whole English Parliament thing becomes quiet as soon as there's a promise of a Tory Government. Perhaps the English Parliament campaign is just a front to engage some interest and get people to vote against Labour?

I hate what Labour has done, but two wrongs don't make a right.

Cameron is WRONG. All those dependent on the NHS in England can vouch for that, as can those wanting equality.

We're getting a jolly, chortling old boys network of Tories bubbling up where there used to be cries of "JUSTICE FOR ENGLAND!"

You make life very easy for a possible future PM who promises more of the same Brown medicine for England.

Daily Referendum said...


I doubt that I can make it. It's a bit far. Good luck!