Saturday, 29 May 2010
David Cameron has proved his political ineptitude by allowing David Laws to be thrown to the wolves. Laws was a key figure in his government, yet Cameron refused to back him and allowed the media to pick him off. Cameron enjoyed a potential position of strength in these early days of his new government, yet he squandered it by refusing to support one of his most important ministers. God knows what Nick Clegg thinks he was doing allowing this to happen. By allowing a spurious and intrusive Telegraph story to destroy the career of such an able politician, Cameron has given the green light to the media to pick off his ministers as they see fit. In doing so, he has declared his own insubstantial weakness. Today is a sorry day for politics. And Cameron (with Clegg in a minor supporting role) must accept responsibility.