Cameron’s Statement [VIDEO] and Some Questions
Sometimes, quite randomly, the part of my brain that is still (and will probably always be) Lawyer, bursts into life. Have a look at this short, one-minute video of Cameron’s statement on the #CashForCameron affair. Does anything jump out at you?
So, here is what I would like to know.
1. Define “significant donors”.
2. Cameron states that he’s “known most of those attending for many years”. How about the rest?
3. Cameron states that “Peter Crudass has never recommended anyone to come to dinner” in his flat. But we know that Crudass was very new in his position. How about his predecessor?
4. How about venues other than his flat? Chequers? Maybe just a restaurant or the House of Commons…
But here is the one that really jumps out at me. DINNER. He mentions the word DINNER 7 (seven) times in 7 (seven) sentences. I encourage you to watch it again and see how the word is emphasised. I also note how this changes to ANY MEALS when talking about the future.
It is a fair assumption that the wording of this short statement will have been agonised over for many hours, by many people. We also know from the last time Cameron was forced to publish details of meetings, that Rupert Murdoch met with him over tea. If I were Ed Miliband, I would pay very, very close attention to whether this wording is replicated in Francis Maude’s statement to the House of Commons.
Is this DINNER significant DINNER? I don’t DINNER know. You must DINNER decide for yourselves DINNER. DINNER.