"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Cameron: Conference 2011

This is the longest video available at the moment.  I'm probably being picky, as usual, but: "Please build something worthwhile for us and our children" doesn't sound like clear instructions  and a clear objective to me.   It sounds like open-ended meaningless waffle where he can just make something up as he goes along.

Edited to add this: 'Highlights'

Quentin Letts probably has the best article about the conference as he highlights the schmoozing that goes on.  I'd like to see a return to Conferences of old when members could debate issues and vote in the hall rather than listen to tedious self-congratulatory speeches about how well a Party is performing.

The Daily Politics has the speech in full on BBC iPlayer

Full transcript HERE

Wordle: Cameron Conference 2011


  1. GV, I have expressed my views on this speech in my last three posts!

    That his background is in PR is only too self-evident!

  2. I think Max Farquar has the best report on it, Mr W.



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