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Measured, not over the top. Has successfully identified the areas where people are still concerned. The pension increase will help dispel some fears for the elderly along with the investment in the NHS. Most people are more concerned with outcomes than how their service is provided where health is concerned. He has got the narrative right. Was right to mention problems with Immigration and the aim to address this. Really enjoyed the accountability theme as this helps address peoples anger as does the petition debate in giving people a voice through elected reps. Its all about legitimacy and it's all about being responsible whenever possible within the constraints he and his colleagues have. Areas for improvement, he has an excellent No10 website but few people will use this, find new ways to "reach out" to people by empowering Community Leaders and T and R associations. Localism Bill will be very important here, a great deal hinges on it and how it relates to other areas including the NHS they have to be compatible and cohesive.
Clr Ralph Baldwin |
March 07, 2012 at 05:41 PM
So the power to sack MP's incvolved in wrong doing -- but only if the PM decides to allow them to.
Petitions that actually get debated -- the PM reserves the right to whip the vote.
Tackling the deficit -- by taxing the daylights out of us, not by reducing the size of government, or its range of competences.
Cutting fuel duty -- but not the VAT, and every time the price of a barrel of oil rises, George Osborne says "Ker-ching!"
Here's one bit of the contract with the voters that I remember -- that little undertaking to repatriate powers from Brussels. What progress on that, Mr Cameron?
As for being "on our side" -- the hell you are, Mr Cameron. You're taxing the food out of my children's mouths, you're obstructing my aspirations, you're covering my business with red tape, and you're giving all my money away to bankrupt nations and nations with nuclear-weapons and space programmes.
Y Rhyfelwr Dewr |
March 07, 2012 at 06:03 PM
I love the dark side of his face. Ooooh. Metaphor-rich. The creased shirt is very down to earth. Very moving music at the end. AMAZING.
Andy Coulson |
March 07, 2012 at 06:23 PM
YOU SIR ARE A LIAR! A LIAR WITH PANTS ON FIRE!
Ultimo Tiger |
March 07, 2012 at 06:39 PM
At the moment it seems the most defining changes they will deliver are those which they were never elected to:
- homosexual marriage
- retrospective property tax
- national debt past £1 trillion
All of these will change the country far more than anything else they do, and I doubt many on ConHome would have voted for the party had it gone into the previous election promising such things. You live and learn, I suppose.
March 07, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Looks like Don Corleone in his den.
mark liversedge |
March 07, 2012 at 07:06 PM
What a farce!
David Cameron has lied to the electorate about the NHS.
David Cameron has lied to the electorate about protecting disabled children.
David Cameron should stop lying and stand down.
March 07, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Set yourself a low bar, with priorities that you set youself and then hop over - well done. We need action rather than speeches - and less libdemery
George Lees |
March 07, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Liars like Cameron have to hide out in the shadows.
March 07, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Also best to put the "contract" on the Conservativs.com front page as you might find the original (better and unfulfilled) one if you have to search for it?
George Lees |
March 07, 2012 at 07:11 PM
'The family is the most important thing of all"
David Cameron is promoting single sex marriage and wants to redefine marriage.
David Cameron has done nothing to support and promote marriage between a man and a woman and the family.
There are 5 million Catholics and 5 million Anglicans and others who think this is a grave mistake.
By pandering to vocal minority groups he is alienating the majority and is making way for a Labour Government after the next GE.
March 07, 2012 at 07:18 PM
David.You are achieving much but do not become too slick.
March 07, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Not a peep about Europe or the rising costs of us holding up the Euro. Not a whisper about rising overseas aid budget, guess these 2 areas do not come under Transparency and Accountability.
A limp line about keeping fuel cosrs down. Funny that as quite clearly not enough is being done to bring down transport, commuting, utility bill costs.
Sorry, was the expenses scandal ever really fixed?
DC also seems to have recovered from his sickening illness over votes for prisoners, and nothing said about privatising the police, or offering to bring in secret courts. Ummmm.
Sorry Dave. This reminded me in every detail of Gordon Brown and the so - called Big Conversation, which turned out to be a deaf wall of non-dialogue.
Dave is so out of touch with conservative values and the needs of the country, it is depressing to watch.
Richard M. |
March 07, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Thank you Ralph! Having quickly scanned the other comments, but not yours - initially, I thought - I see as long as you criticise Mr. Cameron on ConservativeHome nowadays your comment gets put up!! BUT if you criticise Clegg and LibDems, you get deleted!! Is this a Conservative site now??
Actually watching the PP Broadcast as an ordinary member of the public I can understand why Mr. Cameron scores, I thought he came across quite well! I know what the cynics below will say about that comment, BUT and please note the BIG but, the majority of the British public are not as cynical and know-it-all about Westminster, as you lot are! I wouldn't know what you lot vote for - not any more! But I thought the idea was that 'we' were trying to find ways to persuade the 'great' British public to vote Tory more often?????? Well they won't do that if everybody on the Troy benches is constantly rubbished, including the PM. All I know is that absolutely and whatever etc: etc: the other two main/mainish-courtesy of the Coalition - parties must not get into power next time! Labour is a nightmare, and the LibDems are in it for self-aggrandisment and thats all.
Mr. Cameron is not perfect - BUT ARE ANY OF YOU???
Patsy Sergeant |
March 07, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Nauseating propaganda. Drivel.
Faustiesblog (ex-Conservative) |
March 07, 2012 at 08:04 PM
"I would just like to say too all of those people who have been told your Remploy factory is closing down, how sorry I am, but i'm sure you'll agree with me that they need the money in India a little more than you do, even if you are disabled"
March 07, 2012 at 08:04 PM
No we are not perfect but spin and u-turns are what makes us more than a little sick.Perhaps if our political leaders spent more time worrying about this country.Than swanning about saving the world and caving in to the EU.The voter might think it worth voting again.At the moment we just have a polical club and the rest of us can take a hike.There is no difference between any party.
March 07, 2012 at 08:20 PM
He actually said tacking the debt, which they have not done.
"We've taken strong decisive action to bring it under control"
They've already pushed back their initial goal for tackling the deficit by 2015, to 2017. To date there has been no cuts in HMG spending.
One thing that really bugged me, was Mr Cameron referring to government spending as investment (NHS). I disliked it when Labour did that, I am disappointed to see a Conservative PM doing the same.
Dave B |
March 07, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Agree. Completely out of touch, and intent on pursuing a course which is taking him further and further away from grassroots Conservatives. He does not seem to care. His approach seems to be that he knows best, and he is going to remould us all to his view of what we should be. No thank you. You do not remotely resemble Conservatism.
March 07, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Jesus, are any of you lot actually Conservative? Sweet Lord, we are in the high 30s in the polls during government and Cameron is polling far higher than the Party. And to hear you lot, this man is the Anti-Christ.
God unless he come out and says we are going to burn gays at the stake it seems you won't be happy.
I don't agree with everything Cameron does but I am happy with how we are doing. If you just want reactionary, self-indulgent, right wing gay-bashing, might I suggest UKIP or emigrating and joining the US Republicans? Either way, I doubt the Party will miss you.
March 07, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Actually I do agree with two of your points (PEOPLE)! The one about swanning around and caving into the EU, and the last sentence about there being no difference between any party. I would there appears to be hardly any difference, and perhaps that is why various people on all sides get so catty in Parliament, trying so earnestly to demonstrate that they are different (I am not referring to Mr. Cameron there).
I would also add that 'standing up' to the EU as just one person must be pretty hard - remember how Sarkozy behaved only about ten days ago. After all Labour spent 13years sucking up to the EU ---- and for WHAT???
Patsy Sergeant |
March 07, 2012 at 08:56 PM
The Remploy closures started under Labour. Remploy was a very worthwhile scheme that helped people with disabilities get into some work after the war. Nowadays, businesses are better able to adapt workplaces and there is better protection for disabled people at work. The government is right to put more emphasis on helping people with disabilities be a part of the same labour force as everyone else.
The India thing though, you are right about.
Cleethorpes Rock |
March 07, 2012 at 09:05 PM
The broadcast would have been much longer if he'd spent his time talking about all of the broken promises.
Paris Claims |
March 07, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Says a man entirely representative of around 1% of Conservative members, and 0.5% of potential Conservative voters.
March 07, 2012 at 09:45 PM
I see it said elsewhere that "No trade policy is even remotely possible without the assent of the Treasury" but of course that is wrong. And that is what is wrong with most of what Cameron like all the rest of the Ministers tell us.
They are simply not able to do what they want and how they want, never mind they are divorced from the public in their views. Having transferred powers elsewhere they must thrash about trying to look busy and to conceal the true authors of most of what they legislate.
Andrew Smith |
March 07, 2012 at 09:59 PM
The whole Promise thing sounds pretty sick if he dumping on you and your family by removing £2500 pa in child benefit the second you get an inch above the average wage. He clearly does not value those families or understand that a man supporting three children on £43000 with a Southern Mortgage is very far from rich
They have turned on their people .The people who voted for them in the hope they might be allowed to get on.A nauseating advert from a salesman who is no Conservative
Paul Newman |
March 07, 2012 at 10:07 PM
PM; It's your lies and evasiveness at despatch box. You have no mandate for ruinous privatisation of NHS or #WRB. And you use cuts as an excuse for putting the sqaueeze on the weakest in society. You don't show respect towards the disabled, just dehumanise and debase them. You talk about long-term unemployed as a life-style. yet you have no jobs policies except for your cronies - ATOS & A4E - public money squandered. You'll not win one non-Tory vote and couldn't beat rock-bottom Brown last time. NO RESPECT
March 07, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Excellent Dave! Keep up the good work!
Classy video, playing to Cameron's strengths. No gimmicks. Good work all round.
Stephen W |
March 07, 2012 at 10:24 PM
I agree its nice to see a positive comment on here every now an again. I for one think Mr Cameron is a good man making the best out of difficult circumstances. Yes there are areas where I wish he would do more (like Europe) but I accept that in current circumstances he couldn't go any further even if he wanted to. He is a proper one nation conservative and the British public broadly agree, unlike the mainstream of ConservativeHome readers who are fast becoming the most belligerent, irrational, cynical people around.
March 08, 2012 at 07:10 AM
PoorDave should stand up and put his money where his mouth is. Think you can do better....run for parliament!
This site is turning into an American style far right looney bin.
In my view conservatism is about moderation in all things especially ones judgement of other and language. This kind of inflammatory nonsense is not conservative and not British!
March 08, 2012 at 07:15 AM
And there's a whopping majority in parliament who think your view is bigoted and medieval. So if i was you Robert i'd get used to the redefinition of marriage and find another direction in which to aim your Christian love. Try the death and destruction in Syria, or Libya, or Southern and western Africa..,or the homeless, or orphans, or the poor, or the traumatised, or the disabled....good grief there are enough other things to worry about.
March 08, 2012 at 07:21 AM
According to the most recent polling by Conservative Home readers (the so called grass roots) it would appear you are wrong.
March 08, 2012 at 07:22 AM
Again i refer to all polling of grass roots members 'Tuppy'. They all say that the vast majority of conservative grassroots supporters support Mr Cameron. Unfortunately for the rest of its the extremists in the party (such as your self) that shout the loudest and throw the most mud. I agree with George Kaplan you'll be happier in America, and we'll all be happier when you take your extreme politics with you.
March 08, 2012 at 07:26 AM
I agree completely.
Public Sector Worker |
March 08, 2012 at 07:50 AM
"yet you have no jobs policies except for your cronies - ATOS & A4E"
Tory cronies? I think you have a short memory, which appears to be a left wing trait.
Public Sector Worker |
March 08, 2012 at 07:51 AM
Never once mentioned his reneging on the referendum on the EU!
The most hated prime minister Britain has ever had and a 'once off', he will never get into politics again in this country, the people are not fooled ALL the time, only SOME of the timer!
Tony Dean |
March 08, 2012 at 08:06 AM
March 08, 2012 at 08:16 AM
Actually the majority of the country support gay marriage according to every poll taken. This might be because they realise it will have no effect whatsoever on everyone else.
March 08, 2012 at 08:17 AM
Well given that we are doing unthinkably well in the polls and Cameron is polling 16% ahead of the Party it seems that I am far more in touch with Conservative voters than you. And according to the Conhome polls it would seem I am more in touch with grassroots members as well.
March 08, 2012 at 08:23 AM
Most hated? What are you on?
He is polling 16% ABOVE the Party (who are on 35-40%). Most hated? You're 'avin' a giraffe mate.
March 08, 2012 at 08:25 AM
As soon as you use the word "bigot" you lose the argument.
You are only using threats against my opinions but some gays have issued death threats against the Bishop of York and other Christians.
March 08, 2012 at 04:01 PM
No effect! - If legislation is introduced to allow single sex marriage then gays will have the opportunity to go to court to obtain gay marriage in church.
The ECHR will then ensure that the law is implemented in full and priests will be arrested and prosecuted for denying single sex marriage in church.
March 08, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Why do you use the words Jesus and God in your posting which is disrespectful and unnecessary/
March 08, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Why do gays think that Christians are extremists?
Why do gays want people with contrary opinions to leave the country?
Why do gays deny Christians their rights to faith and Christian values?
March 08, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Will you still be supporting him if he does not introduce legislation for single sex marriage?
March 08, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Yes, I am a Conservative. If he allows a small minority of people to do something that has no effect on others or of he doesn't, I will support him. Unlike you, I do not obcess about gay people.
March 11, 2012 at 10:32 AM
I do not find using those words to be disrespectful at all.
March 11, 2012 at 10:34 AM
Except that the law is being specifically designed to prevent that. Next!
March 11, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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