Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Quote of the Day: David Cameron


"I was elected by you to give a lead and I am now doing just that."

David Cameron in an address to the Conservative Parliamentary Party today.

25 comments:

denverthen said...

Up the garden path?

Order your party to resign, Dave, and force an election.

Andrew Efiong said...

Leadership?

Surely he is being forced to reacting to the DT headlines?

CryBaby said...

Cameron's really showing his balls now! Gordon Brown never really stood a chance did he?

ILLIBERAL DEMOCRATS said...

Not only is Cameron leading his party but the political system. The other Westminister leaders are found wanting on this issue.

Prodicus said...

Runner-up from George Osborn: 'We have to clear this up because if we don't, it's not clear who else will.'

Silent Hunter said...

At last!

Finally some backbone.

So what will Labour do now?

I suggest they R E S I G N and call the General Election that everyone now wants.

Simon The Bluesman said...

I don't know David Cameron personally but I believe in what he has done today was genuine and came from the heart and not a political point scoring exercise. I sincerely hope that I will not live to regret these words.

Grumpy Old Man said...

No Andrew. DC is reacting to the strength of feeling in his own Party. This is called Democracy, which is a system of government that the Labour Party is very uncomfortable with.

wv; filsarki ?

norman said...

I am " norman" not the semi-house-trained pole cat!

UKIP and their crowd of shall we say people at the other side of the lawand theirMEP's wonderful reputation for getting into prison cells. It is time Tebbit joined them. He seems to admire them so much.

The DT shamelessly back-peddled after exposing Brown. DT as Guido says is a Labourgraph.

Anonymous said...

Just watched BBC Six O'Clock news and they only showed about ten seconds of Cameron's speech to the press. It wasn't even a very good part.
It was a good speech, but if it doesn't get covered properly it might have been a waste.

Mr. Mxyzptlk said...

A far more suitable quote for Dave is

“There go my people. I must find out where they are going so I can lead them.”

Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin

Simon said...

This isn't leadership. It's reacting to the Telegraph. Saying the crooks will give back the stolen goods and that's the end of it will not wash.

Guthrum said...

Parliament has been avoiding this for four years,it has been a year since the High Court ordered publication- this is hardly a suprise for the three party leaders

Julian said...

Dave did very well in terms of
immediate crisis management, a lot better headlines tonight than could have been expected this morning, and longer term by his contrast to Brown.

Anonymous said...

If he were a Leader then he would not be reacting to reports in the Telegraph. It is Cameron who should be driving the Telegraph's political coverage not the other way round.

Flemingcrag said...

David Cameron orders his front benchers to pay back unwarranted expense claims.
Gordon Brown orders the police to walk people the last mile to their home if they are afraid.

Putting these two together and knowing that the last mile of my journey home takes me past the Houses of Parliament a place swarming with thieves who specialise in mugging honest hardworking taxpayers like myself, I am going to take up Gordon's offer by contacting my local police office this very night to demand my escort home.

Anonymous said...

Labour came in with a promise to clean up parliment and they go out without a shred of integrety.
When DC comes in, he must lead by example (and his cabinet)Honesty and respect for the electorate

Wrinkled Weasel said...

I think Cameron has done the right thing. That's not easy for me to say.

He has also made Brown look like an also ran.

Has DC grown a set of cojones?

WV vaggies

Lord Snooty said...

Rubbish, Iain. He's saying this because of the DT revelations and, skilled politician that he is, has calculated how he should best play this.

Anonymous said...

Slick and impressive PR performance from the shallow PR man. Nothing more, nothing less.

Anonymous said...

As there was no mention of David Davis paying back the cash, I take it there is no spare room on the front bench.

Peter said...

This is all very positive, lets hope it continues.
It looks like Cameron will have to develop his own set of rules, maybe with Clegg as well.
Labour has been left languishing in the mire.
First rule of life turn a negative into a positive!

Malcolm Redfellow said...

As I
say elsewhere
, Cameron's speech (and the £680 of wisteria) reminded
me of Captain Renault
.

Jonathan Cook said...

Cameron is showing his mettle.

Today's actions will force the anti-Tories and whingers to the surface who will moan and whine about him.... trouble is, everyone has noticed that Cameron is a true leader and that is what this country needs.

Loki said...

Had he not done so before?