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'Be warned: Party bosses only need 46 signatures to ditch the leader. They'll get them by Christmas': Nadine Dorries attacks David Cameron
|Last Edited||Picimpalious May 07, 2012 02:07am|
|Category||Op-Ed by Candidate|
|Media||Newspaper - Daily Mail|
|News Date||Saturday, May 5, 2012 08:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||David Cameron stated last week that he is aiming for a ‘Conservative-led’ Government in 2015. |
The implication being that he is not working towards a Conservative majority.
He said what many MPs have long suspected and discussed – that the Prime Minister would far prefer to govern as part of a permanent Lib-Dem coalition than with a Conservative majority which would reach out to both the Left and the Right wings of the party.
Despite my comments of last week, in which I described David Cameron and George Osborne as ‘two arrogant posh boys who don’t know the price of milk’, I hold nothing against ‘posh’ people.
I am ecstatic that Eton-and-Oxford educated Boris has won the London Mayoralty. My two favourite Prime Ministers from my lifetime are Harold Macmillan (also Eton and Oxford) and Margaret Thatcher (Oxford).
As soon as I was able to afford to do so, I – someone from a Liverpool council estate – sent my daughters to a public school.
But I do have a problem with arrogance. And when arrogance combines with privilege to be the root cause of bad decisions it is not a pleasant sight.
It has become clear to me that Cameron wants to steer the Conservative party to the Left, to remain in coalition with the pro-European, pro-wind farm, pro-green taxes, pro-giving prisoners the vote, pro-immigration Lib Dems, who command just nine per cent of seats in the Commons.
He will avoid at all costs working with MPs on the Right of the party, whose views chime with the popular policies of UKIP.
This will be his big mistake, because there are more MPs to the Right of him than he may realise.
If he continues in this vein the Right of the party may well split away, allowing Ed Miliband’s Labour to glide comfortably into No 10 at the next Election.
This scenario can be avoided only by removing the men who are so stubborn and arrogant they cannot see the writing on the wall.