DAVID CAMERON EMPLOYS YET ANOTHER ONE OF IS HIS CHUMS – How would you like a nice cushy job in Whitehall? Quite frankly who wouldn’t want a nice cushy job in Whitehall? Think about it; the pay is outrageous, the pension is platinum plated and when it all goes wrong there’s always room in the House of Lords with a Life Peerage and then it’s off to European to take up the job as an EU Commission that will pay you even more and bump up your pension to heights that will make you noticeably dizzy.
Yes, sign me up, that’s just the job for me I hear you cry but unfortunately you’re a nobody, you’re just one of the millions of British Taxpayers’. You didn’t go to Oxford, Cambridge or Eton and your most unqualified attribute is that you are not a persona friends of ‘Call me Dave’ David Cameron.
I’m afraid, like me, you’re only job is to slug it out 9 to 5 with little pay, a pension that isn’t worth the paper it’s written on and has to pay ever increasing taxation on the pittance you earn so that the likes of David Cameron’s friends can live the good-life. I bet you feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing the deal old Dave is able to surround himself with all his old school chums at your expense.
Yesterday David Cameron was once again accused of cronyism after appointing one of his best friends and a former brother-in-law of Earl Spencer, to a nice cushy job in Downing Street.
Christopher Lockwood is a journalist and openly describes his relationship with David Cameron as one being of the ‘best of chums’.
Due to his connections to ‘the establishment’ and that he’s best friends with Dave he was given a job in the No. 10 Policy Unit.
His appointment has understandably caused stirrings in the Commons which is leading other MPs to suspect that Cameron is surrounding himself with people who will only agree with his policies and furthermore indicates that he does not trust his own Cabinet Members.
This irks me because Dave, as he likes to be called, as if that gives him a connection with the common people is nothing less than a weak and spineless hypocrite. Even one of the Tory back bencher’s jibed; “Good luck trying to argue we are not a bunch of toffs after this.”
I stated above the Cameron is weak and spineless, not to have dig but to state a fact. Anyone who surrounds their self with friends obviously either doesn’t trust anyone else or worse doesn’t trust their own judgment to employ someone outside their comfort zone.
This is all looking a little too cozy for comfort as it was only last week that Cameron employ Boris Johnson’s younger brother, Jo Johnson, to head up the Policy unit and of course the ties here are strong as they are all Old Etonian’s.
While many believe that Cameron is simply surrounding himself with old school chums Cameron defends his position by stating that he promotes people based on ability and talent and not social class. Then would the Prime Minister like to explain why Sir David Nicholson is still the chief of the NHS; because his is clearly neither capable nor talented.
As we move towards the local elections this Thursday the UKIP feels that Cameron is about to be given a clear message from the British public that his time, and that of his friends, has run out in Downing Street.
On the upside for Cameron, at least, it’s a Life Peerage and a commission in the EU that once again the taxpayer will be footing the bill for. Of course the tables could turn and if the UKIP come to power then Cameron could well find himself on the unemployment line.
What do you think? Would you vote for David Cameron if a General Election was called now? Do you think he is foolish in giving so many jobs to his friends? Is there too much cronyism in Government?