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Thursday, July 21, 2011

I did not have an inappropriate conversation with that woman!

Tight-lipped and no pyjamas in sight!
I've pondered overnight about David Cameron and his understanding of the word inappropriate. I've wondered about his understanding of the word transparency. Was he any good at English at Eton? Maybe he has studied Lewis Carroll? Carroll's great character of Humpty Dumpty is as relevant today as it was when the reverend scribe thought him up. Making words mean what you want them to mean.

I don't take Cameron to be a fool. He's not naive either. But he's making his cabinet look like fools. Jon Snow interviewed the hapless Hammond last night and inappropriate was inappropriately explained away. Does David Cameron take us all for fools? We know he had a conversations with News Corporation and Rebekah Brooks was there for a lot of the meetings. So if the discussions were not inappropriate they must have been appropriate. But this tells us nothing. The country now thinks Cameron is a shifty schmoozer and it's all his own doing. He goes on about transparency but can't tell us if he talked about BSkyB. So what do we all think?


Newspapers from the Daily Telegraph to the Guardian think he did. The BBC thinks he did. ITV, Channel 4, Sky News, Five News all think he did. Who in the country does not think he spoke about BSkyB? It's all a complete mess.

This is just like Bill Clinton saying he never had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky. It is all Humpty Dumpty stuff. I wonder what Cameron thinks just as he nods off for the night. Does he praise himself that his mastery of words got him out of a jam or does he really confront himself with his own transparency? I think the latter. He does not need a dream to come to him in the night, like Ebenezer Scrooge. He needs a mirror like the one that showed Snow White to the Wicked Queen.

It's just a moral outrage that we can be so abused as a nation as to think this is the high ground of politics. I'm still waiting for transparency. Maybe that judge can peer through the mist and fog of it all.


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