These are the very best of times. We have got rid of a Blairite Prime Minister, who punished successful people far more than Gordon Brown ever did. We have got rid of the EU, an institution that has halved the average relative wealth of its citizens and taken away their freedoms and democracy. We have a Labour Party totally imploding, in worse disarray than any other major British political party since the Whigs faded away in the late 1800s. We have a BBC that lost the propaganda battle and which as bitter loser is now trying to rubbish Great Britain and create panic by telling utter untruths, not realising that it has lost the trust of the British people.
So what are Cameron’s 5 mistakes that got us here?:
- Promising the referendum purely as a mechanic to defuse UKIP. In doing this Cameron misunderstood the basic psephology that UKIP is primarily a working class party and is a far greater threat to Labour than to the Conservatives. In fact, were there a general election tomorrow, UKIP would probably end up as the main opposition party. So far from defusing UKIP Cameron has in fact given it the springboard to success.
- Failing utterly in his negotiations. Cameron held all the cards yet came away with nothing. Far worse than this, he broke his promise to the British people that if the negotiations failed he would support Brexit. Cameron went native and was rolled over by the unelected Eurocrats. Weak and pathetic.
- Taking sides in the Brexit debate. As Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party Cameron should have remained neutral, presiding over events and maintaining party unity.
- Telling large numbers of obvious blatant lies and engaging in dirty tricks. Cameron, just as Ed Miliband had done during last year’s General Election, lost all credibility. Most people just did not believe anything he said any more. His claims were utterly outrageous and did huge harm to the remain campaign. They also wounded him so badly as a Prime Minister that he would probably have lost his job no matter what the referendum outcome was.
- Going to war against his friends and colleagues. Cameron’s personal attacks were completely out of order for the leader of the Conservative Party and further made his continued leadership untenable. He completely and utterly lost the plot and failed to engage in a civilised debate on the facts. Were there not more clear minded heads around he could have severely damaged the Conservative Party.
So there you have it, Cameron trashed his own legacy and will be seen as a failure of a Conservative Prime Minister, alongside John Major and Edward Heath. Not fit to have his picture on the same staircase as Margaret Thatcher’s.