Tuesday 10 March 2015.
Dear Mr Cameron,
You have attacked the BBC, Sky, ITV and Channel 4 for letting the talks over the planned TV debates descend into a “mess” and claimed that you are not running away from democratic scrutiny but merely “unblocking the logjam” created by the broadcasters’ inept handling of the issue.
Isn’t it curious that you accuse four companies which seamlessly programme and broadcast television programmes 24/7, 365 days a year of getting their knickers in a twist negotiating with one man to appear on planned television programmes. In the youth service we used to have a name for people like you, a thrombosis, a clot that gums up the works, although this was usually reserved for people who were simply inept, not for people who wilfully caused difficulties and chaos for their own ends. We had other names for such people.
Odd that the only politician in the UK affected by this supposed ineptitude of the TV companies is you.
Ironically, whilst people and organisations across the UK are finding that Universal Credit, the flagship of the DWP and Iain Duncan Smith, is in total disarray and a complete shambles, IDS declares that all is tickety-boo and that everything in the garden is rosy.
It was interesting that on the Channel 4 Dispatches programme, Benefits Britain, last night the only part of Universal Credit that was not experiencing problems and delays was the regime of sanctions.
What these two seemingly unconnected issues have in common is the sneering disdain that your party has for the cares and concerns of the ordinary people in this nation. You use your positions of privilege to pursue your own self serving, ideological, ends and evade any and all responsibility for the trouble you cause.
Nick Clegg accused you of lofty pomposity and acting “as if they’re ordering a drink in the drawing room of Downton Abbey, telling everybody else what to do”.
No one expressed this towering contempt for the lower orders better than ‘Lord’ David Freud when he said, “people who are poorer should be prepared to take the biggest risks” as they have “the least to lose”. It is to be hoped that such towering contempt for the lives of ordinary people meets its just reward in the coming general election and we’ll finally see the back of you and your vile party.