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December 03, 2006

Can We Have a Can Spam Act?

Please, can someone, somewhere, stop David Cameron making ludicrously stupid statements?

A child born into poverty in 1970 was more likely to escape poverty in adulthood than a child born into poverty in 1990.

Looking at my calendar (yes, I did have to check, just to make sure I wasn't waking from some nightmare) we're currently in 2006. That means that anyone born in 1990 is 16 years of age or so. How in hell are you going to try and measure social mobility, poverty in adulthood or anything else very useful about lifetime incomes at that age?

Somebody, please, get a grip. At least edit articles and speeches for examples of gross stupidity, can't you?

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There's no stopping the boy David. He sounds as barking as our dear leader and the lodger in number 11. If Cameron says one more piece of daftness I don't think I will be able to vote for his party. Where does that leave me?

Tim adds: UKIP? Or anyone at all to get rid of the odious Don Foster?

Posted by: MarkS | Dec 3, 2006 11:25:44 AM

MarkS: "I don't think I will be able to vote for his party."

Mark, it only takes one election, it becomes a habit after that. You then have the satisfaction of listening to the stupid drivel he spouts and thinking - I don't give a damn.

Posted by: APL | Dec 3, 2006 11:42:42 AM

Don Foster's closest rival is the Tory Party. Double trouble. Actually, seeing the Lib Dems chucked out of Bath would make it worth holding my nose while in the voting booth. All I can hope is that if Cameron does get elected he will rip off the mask of Blairism and get down to some proper conservative and liberal government. I'm emigrating if not.

Posted by: MarkS | Dec 3, 2006 1:00:18 PM

If Cameron is the Conservative Blair, then it means (if he wins) he will come to government left of Labour, but then slowly creep to right via stealth tax cuts and constant drip of deregulation legislation.

It's the mirror image of what Blair did.

Posted by: Josh | Dec 3, 2006 10:27:24 PM