PUBLIC DISLIKE AND DISTRUST FOR DAVID CAMERON – The Daily Mail today reports that a survey has revealed that David Cameron is less liked than the actual Tory Party as he appears more out of touch, arrogant and refuses to listen to the public.
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It is clear that David Cameron is losing the battle to woo voters into his camp to govern the country. It is also clear that the once so coveted coalition is extremely divided and hostile towards one another that nothing appears being achieved as either one refuses to back the other on a number of key issues affecting the country.
The economy, while showing slight improvement over the last couple of months, doesn’t detract from the fact that British citizens are still facing years of austerity measures in order to dig ourselves out of the mountainous debt that has been created.
Many blame the woes of the UK squarely on the shoulders of our involvement in the EU and despite the public’s overwhelming response for a referendum on Europe Cameron and his coalition refuse provide one until 2017; which is solely on the provision that Cameron is voted back into office in the 2015 General Election and that he is unable to negotiate a better deal with Brussels.
The census on the streets is that by the time Cameron provides an EU referendum, if ever, it’ll be too late and that the 2014 Right of Free Movement will be the final nail in the coffin of the UK as millions of Romanians and Bulgarians could flood into the UK and all demand welfare handouts; in which they would be legally entitled to.
Of course the issues are not singularly that of our involvement with the EU. David Cameron has been, rightfully in my view, detached from the public. His initial campaign of ‘Call me Dave’ has spectacularly backfired as he continues to find high paying positions for his old Eaton and Oxford school chums and refuses to sack people such as Sir David Nicholson.
It has become clear that David Cameron is unable to control the Tory Party or that of the coalition. Nick Clegg continuously defies David Cameron for his own political gain and as he has proceeded over the last few years his own public perception has fallen to a point where many Liberal Democrats feel he should step down as leader of the party and Deputy Prime Minister.
With David Cameron and Nick Clegg almost certainly out of the running in the next General Election what do we have left? Ed Miliband? It’s most unlikely that the public want to see the return of New Labour anytime soon. It was of course under the last Labour Government that we witnessed more powers being handed over the Brussels, more public spending on welfare for immigrants and in fact the whole issue with immigration; as the Labour Party all but tore the doors off and let in anyone, regardless of their criminal background.
The public perception of Ed Miliband is a combination of Weak, Indecisive, Smug and Out of His Depth; so what does the voter have left?
It would appear that we have only one of two choices:
UKIP – Will the public have the strength to vote in a political party that has no track record of running government? Many say it’s unlikely that Nigel Farage will ever hold the office of Prime Minister and yet there are others that feel that the UK has sunk to such a depth that Nigel Farage couldn’t possibly do any worse and at least he is prepared to wave a found fare the well to Brussels.
Coalition – It is most likely that another coalition could be formed in the next General Election. David Cameron, if he is still Prime Minister, may end up having to eat an awful lot of ‘humble pie’ and form an alliance with UKIP.
We have already clearly established that a coalition with the Tories and Lib Dems doesn’t work and it is highly unlikely that Labour, Liberal Democrat, Tory or UKIP could win an election on their own.
Regardless of what coalition is formed I would say that history will simply repeat itself and further divide this country. We need a strong leadership but more importantly we need a leadership that is not self-serving as it is now.
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