Sunday 12 April 2015.
Dear Mr Cameron,
Michael Crick, Channel 4 News, 10 April 2015, asked you: “These attacks on Ed Miliband this week, aren’t you worried that these attacks on Ed Miliband are going to reinforce an image of you and your party as arrogant, public school bullies?”
You: “For heaven’s sake Michael… I haven’t met anyone who takes that view.”
What a sheltered, privileged, life you do lead.
Perhaps if instead of stage managed photo ops, if those politicians who indulge in such fakery and theatricals got out on the streets and faced the electorate you might have an opportunity to meet up with reality.
I can assure you, though, that I have written about you and your parties arrogant bullying on a number of occasions; that your staff choose to shield you from such views does nothing for your credibility.
The people most affected by your policies are the very wealthy and the poorest and most vulnerable and you fête and reward the former whilst despising and hounding the latter. Tax cuts for the rich and austerity for the poor isn’t going to win you too many friends amongst ordinary people outside of a barn in the Royal Cornwall Show ground.
You may be indifferent to the plight of the many people who are not just struggling to eat and to heat their homes, but struggling to stay alive, but I hope they find enough energy and support to get out and vote come May 7th. Whilst the wealthy can enjoy your treatment of them, the poor cannot afford the beating they have taken.
Another 5 years of your austerity will be a disaster for this country. When you entered Downing Street the economy was recovering but Osborne soon stalled that. As John Cassidy of the The New Yorker wrote in response to Osborne’s boast that “The hard work of the British people is paying off, and we are not going to squander their efforts”, “The problem with the argument is that the “hard work” hasn’t paid off. After three and a half years of austerity, the outlook for the government’s finances doesn’t look any better than it did when Osborne entered office. In fact, it looks worse”.
You can try to bully your way into another 5 years in Downing Street, but hopefully your brutal record and hopeless and deceitful electioneering will convince enough voters to tear your party apart at the ballot box.