Asked if he thought a new Tory government with a spending cuts agenda would be a political gift to the SNP ahead of a Scottish Parliament poll, the Conservative leader replies: “This is where they’re taking people for fools because everybody knows there’s a massive budget deficit, everyone knows the whole of the United Kingdom is in debt, everyone knows there’s a problem. If Alex Salmond thinks he can fool people by saying: ‘Oh, if only we were independent, we wouldn’t have any debts, we wouldn’t have any deficit, we wouldn’t have any problems’, people know that’s tosh.”
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Perth to Receive David Cameron's Patronage
David Cameron is visiting Perth tomorrow to speak at the Scottish Tories one-day conference. He's desperate to tell the Scots not to tar him with the same brush as Margaret Thatcher - he leads a "different Conservative Party to the one that was in power in the 1980s".
So far, so good but then he starts to insult the Scots (my emphasis):
Tosh indeed and if he knew anything about the Scots, he would realise we are not simple minded oafs - at least not many of us. Even the most hardened unionist knows that Alex Salmond would never utter such tosh.
He says there is a need for Holyrood to have greater financial accountability but fails to give a guarantee it would definitely get more tax powers under a tory government.
What is missing is Mr Cameron's vision for Scotland. Where is it? We have a right to know what his government would do for us. Surely he's not using up his carbon footprint purely to patronise us? I remember someone with a handbag did that on the odd occasion and it proved fatal for the tories. Mr Cameron would do well to keep that at the back of his mind.