At Prime Minister’s Questions today, instead of answering a valid and important series of questions on our NHS, Prime Minister David Cameron decided instead to use personal insults against the politician who is on record as saying he doesn’t “do” personal. That’s the political equivalent of challenging someone with no arms to a boxing match – only one person emerges to looks like a bell end.
Dodging questions on Oxford’s NHS Trust, Cameron responded to a heckle about asking his mother for her opinions by saying “I think I know what my mother would say. I think she would look across the despatch box and she would say ‘Put on a proper suit, do up your tie and sing the national anthem’!” It’s the kind of retort that is a major hit with braying Tory bully boys and seen as a lesson in bilious, classist desperation by everyone else.
What is it about this pompous, arrogant, hypocritical, out-of-touch villain that the electorate finds so appealing?! We should demand better! Don’t we, as voters, deserve answers to the questions put to our Prime Minister at the one time when he’s meant to be focused on answering them? Shouldn’t there be some way of stopping his constant, blatant misdirections? Can’t we hold him to account when he refuses to answer important questions? Yes. We can. At the ballot box. But will we? We must.