Originally posted by The Realist
So, for those of you who have better things to do on a Thursday night and didn’t see it, Paxman grilled David Cameron on Newsnight last night. Besides out-Morrising Christ Morris, Paxman made some pertinent attacks on the young pretender. Cameron (finally, yawn) admitted to having taken coke in his youth. Bothered. Next.
He also admitted to being a big fan of Thatcher, which worried me slightly, as did his assertion that he was a man-of-god. In addition, he is a board member of a bar chain which he claims has an entirely responsible attitude, whilst simultaneously hawking ‘Pink Pussy’ cocktail jugs at da kids.
There was none of the social liberalism that I wanted to see and as for his economic policy, none of it came across as the least bit interesting or inspiring – ‘We will lower taxes if the economy allows’. Even Labour do that.
Although it wasn’t a killer blow, it was at least a good left jab when Paxman forced Cameron to admit that the public’s judgement of him as a decision maker is called into question as a result of him changing his mind on so many issues in the last year – tuition fees, licensing laws, etc. He had him on the ropes over that and Cameron buckled a little bit and regurgitated the ‘lots of tough decisions to make’ mantra. Minus 10 house points…
You just get the feeling that, despite his protestations, he is still old-school Tory. It’s going to take a lot more than a shiny face to make me ever consider voting for that lot .