Tag: “David Cameron

Today is all about credibility

Posted on 24 March 2010 | 9:03am

Like him or not, spare a sympathetic thought for David Cameron today. If he is anything like Tony Blair when Leader of the Opposition, he will have woken up this morning with the sense of a very big challenge ahead of him for the day. He does that every Wednesday of course, because Prime Minister’s […]

Why Sir Trevor did no favours for Cameron

Posted on 16 March 2010 | 10:03am

If I say ‘Gordon Brown/Piers Morgan interview’ the chances are it will trigger some kind of response, that a memory either of the event or of the coverage will come to mind. It showed a more human side to GB than is normally on display, and therefore came as something of a surprise to people. […]

Good for Gordon

Wed 10 Mar 2010

At least Britney knows what she is singing about

Posted on 1 March 2010 | 10:03am

Sketchwriter Matthew Engel gets all the big gigs. He was the one who outed me as a Britney fan when I felt a tap on my shoulder as she shimmied on stage at Wembley, and Mr Engel was there, to say he was ‘doing a piece on Britney crowds’ and would I like to say […]

We all agree – Carlisle is cleverer than DC

Posted on 25 February 2010 | 11:02am

A call from the lady who might be termed my common law mother-in-law this morning, Audrey, who is aware of my aversion to listening to the news in the morning, and therefore acts as an occasional voluntary media monitoring service. She often calls to tell me what people have said about me, always delighting in delivering mild expletives […]

On News International phone-hacking and Cameron

Posted on 24 February 2010 | 9:02am

When The Guardian reported last year on the scale of alleged phone-hacking by the News of the World under then editor Andy Coulson, there was considerable broadcast media coverage, but within 24 hours, it all went fairly quiet. A print media normally keen to fuel any high octane frenzy (recent events concerning the so-called bullying […]

Cameron inquiry call says more about him than GB

Posted on 22 February 2010 | 3:02pm

Interesting moment at BBC London – I was there to be interviewed by Robert Elms about my book and my views on matters London – when the ‘news’ was announced that David Cameron had ‘called for an inquiry’ into GB and bullying. Interesting because of the rolling eyes and the ‘inquiry into what?’ shouts from […]

Some great stuff in The Observer today

Posted on 21 February 2010 | 11:02am

There is some fantastic stuff in The Observer today. As I am heading to Villa to see Burnley later today, forgive me if I am a bit rushed and so only point out four things. 1. is the final paragraph of the lead story. I will quote it – the final paragraph that is – in […]

Cameron so right about pigs in pokes

Posted on 19 February 2010 | 9:02am

‘Preying on young children before they have wised up to what is being sold to them isn’t right.’ So says David Cameron on the issue of ‘sexualising’ of children through marketing and advertising. Hear hear. But delete ‘young chldren’ in the opening sentence above, insert ‘the electorate’, and we have DC’s Tories in a nutshell. […]

Let’s give Cameron a Doris Day moment over Ashcroft

Posted on 10 February 2010 | 10:02am

David Cameron, his eye ever on a passing bandwagon, used the prosecutions arising from the expenses scandal to leap upon the one marked ‘new politics.’ Put to one side the fact that his remarks seemed to drive a bus through the age old principle of innocent until proven guilty, they also showed up a phenomenal […]