In 2009 I wrote open letters here to Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Alex Salmond. Yesterday, despite my pro-independence stance, I reposted my letter to Salmond.
Today I repost my letter to David Cameron. Were I composing this today I’d write a very different letter. My abhorrence of many of their policies has increased markedly, if such a thing is possible.
You will have been expecting this letter, possibly dreading would be better, given the advice I gave Gordon a few days ago but you can rest easy. You are a much harder target to hit, a bit like Teflon Tony used to be, but I’ll have a few shots along the way. My hope is not so much to damage you, although that would be a bonus, as to help you make the right decisions for the country.
I must admit that I’m disappointed in you in several ways. Firstly, you have been too successful: you have made your party electable – damn! – but this is a selfish view on my part. Many, I know, will be delighted to see a Conservative government. Other than the rich who are greedy enough to always support you the rest are poor souls deluded by your vague promises. Here’s my first bit advice, Davie, tell us in more detail what you plan to do, should you win. I know the spin is that you’ll do this after the New Year but ….. we’ll see.
You’re a politician, that’s my next disappointment. When you became Leader and faced Blair you said that the country needed a move away from Yah Boo politics. You unsettled Blair by asking serious questions seriously at PMQs. Perhaps you were going to follow through on your promise but ….. no! As soon as you had Brown on the back foot you switched into attack mode again and again and again. There was no desire on your part to be serious about politics, was there? it was strategy: one for Blair whom you couldn’t cope with and another for Brown whom you could. What was best for the county didn’t matter it was what was best for you. This could be your undoing – I pray – but I am honest enough to tell you so that you can change. Did I really say that?
My major disappointment regards your disowning your Scottish background. Yes, we know about your monied Scottish background but that’s a deception, isn’t it, Davie or should I say “Jimmie”. Yes, your a Tory blue now but you come from Glasgow, don’t you, the blue half. Your father was responsible for assaulting Scotland with this, wasn’t he?
Your father is really the alleged comedian and bluenose - Glasgow Rangers diehard, Andy Cameron, isn’t he?
Here look at these pics:
I’m sure you’ll agree there is a major likeness.
You were brought up by a bluenose who made enough money to send you to Eton. When you said you were a bluenose everyone assumed you meant you were a Tory but you weren’t. You didn’t know what a Tory was but, rather than show your ignorance, you went along with the sham and, in time and with your father’s help, you became a good stage performer. You became a Tory because you couldn’t own up to who you really were.
You’re from funny stock, aren’t you? Well, not really funny stock. Not even this, it’s rather embarrassingly unfunny stock but your roots are your roots. No point in hiding them.
Of course, it’s understandable that you should do so. Being a Scottish comedian’s son wouldn’t have garnered you too many votes in England and so you ditched this. You hid your natural accent. None would know you were from Glasgow. Big mistake, Davie, always be yourself. That’s my advice. Truth will out …. always.
I heard a rumour, probably nothing in it, that you have your election music chosen. You’re returning to your father’s career to use your Dad’s one hit - which we’ve all just heard. You’ll change the words, of course.
The chorus will be, I believe, as follows. Oh, by the way I’ve anglicised the words just for your followers who won’t, unlike you, understand.
We're on the march with David's Army,
He’ll be going to see the Queen,
And he’s shaken Labour up,
The election's all wrapped up
Because David leads the rich and toffs' team
Can you imagine this blaring out at your pre-election triumphal gatherings?
Don’t do it, Davie! Return to your roots, please. You’ll lose the election for sure if you do but you’ll be happy being among your ain folk.
You’re a sham politician. You’re not who you say you are. Be honest to us, to yourself, Davie. Return to Glasgow and leave the biggest stages to others. Your father never reached the heights and neither will you, Davie.
Return to your ain bluenose folk!