Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Cameron ran a bent Referendum campaign say MPs

This won't be the headline in your MSM papers, which focus on a minor report footnote that a DOS attack may have slowed the website processing those registering to vote in the last days before the Referendum, but that this did not affect the outcome. 

However, the meat of the report is in Chapter 5 - a litany of criticisms of Cameron's misuse of public funds and of the machinery of government in an attempt to skew the result. The verdict, even clothed in the politesse of the old chums club, is damming. Cameron was bent. Never Again. 

Hmphhhh. Told you so.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

At least the Daily Expres seems to give it fair coverage .....

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/790708/David-Cameron-George-Osborne-savaged-MPs-Brexit-referendum-campaign

DeeDee99 said...

Cameron not only ran a bent campaign, the report finds that he was responsible for a dereliction of duty by preventing the Civil Service from carrying out proper contingency preparation for a Leave win.

No wonder he resigned a few hours after the result came in. Osborne should have gone as well.

Anonymous said...

In a representative democracy, we elect our MP's to "REPRESENT" us, so it would follow that in a referendum situation, those elected are no longer representing us for the period of the referendum.

It doesn't matter what the Haywards and the Camerons say, the only legitimate activity would be to campaign on their own behalfs as ordinary citizens... Stuff like door to door canvassing or leafleting etc..

Had "project fart" not been invoked, I know that the leave vote would have been significantly higher...

I don't have an enormous circle of friends, but two of them to my knowledge admitted that they had been swayed by the government, and voted to remain, after being a member of UKIP, voting for UKIP and professing consistently to want to leave the EU...

Until the day came... After the result, one of them admitted that he was influenced by their "official" warnings.

right-writes

Dave_G said...


Aside from the bending Cameron et al did there remains a very high suspicion that ballot box stuffing took place - not to mention the 'foreign' voters, the lost papers, the paternal encouragement.....

Had a 'true' referendum been operated I suspect the result would have been closer to 70% for 'leave'.

But others would say I'm 'biased' as I voted out too.....

Poisonedchalice said...

Bloody hell Radders. What a find. Well done. The last two paras nail it even further.

172.While the Government did not support a Leave vote, they nonetheless had a constitutional and public obligation to prepare for both outcomes from the referendum. In 1975, Whitehall undertook contingency planning for a possible vote in favour of withdrawal from the European Communities and there was no adequate reason for a refusal to prepare for either eventuality in 2016. Though we were relieved to learn that work was undertaken within the Civil Service on the potential implications of a Leave vote, Civil Servants should never have been asked to operate in a climate where contingency planning was formally proscribed by the Government. Such preparation would negate the need for the Prime Minister to resign. The UK Government failed to learn the lessons from the Scottish referendum in this respect.

173.We recommend that in the event of future referendums civil servants should be tasked with preparing for both possible outcomes. While we recognise the important distinctions between General Elections and referendums, these preparations should include pre-referendum contact between the two designated campaigns and the Civil Service, along the lines of pre-General Election contact between opposition parties and the Civil Service. It should be reasonable to presume that the sitting Prime Minister and his/her administration will continue in office and take responsibility for the referendum result in either eventuality.

visc said...

The reporting I have seen is how the "Russians hacked Brexit" rather than this ( how suprising - not. It transpires in the reporting there was no evidence whatsoever it was Russia. The attack was described as "sophisticated", its a DoS attack - brute force not sophistication.

Such things could almost drive you to distrust our truthful and upright media and wise benevolent government..

rapscallion said...

Well knock me down with a feather! Who knew? How could one possibly suspect that an ex Eton boy wasn't playing by the rules.

As DeeDee99, Anonymous and Dave_G have already stated, without Project Fear (uncertainty and Distrust) the Leave vote would have been significantly higher.

I agree with visc as well. I was driven to distrust the media a very long time ago. If you want the truth from a newspaper (where the sports results are usually on the back page etc), then just start and the back page. The further towards the front page you go, the less likely it is to be the truth.

Our MSM is as bent as a marzipan fishing rod!

Anonymous said...

At my local polling station where I was standing up for 'Leave', I saw many voters who were clearly not citizens of the UK bowling up to vote, including those with strong southern Irish accents, Poles and other EU citizens speaking to each other in their native languages, etc.

Dadad said...

Marzipan fishing rod; that's a good one.

Do you read Biased BBC every day like me ?

Anonymous said...

DeeDee99 said @ 07:45

'Cameron not only ran a bent campaign, the report finds that he was responsible for a dereliction of duty by preventing the Civil Service from carrying out proper contingency preparation for a Leave win.

No wonder he resigned a few hours after the result came in. Osborne should have gone as well.'

It wasn't just arrogance that left us with no Leave plan, Cameron had the entire system working for Remain - and on that simply cast your mind back to this time 12 months ago when Project Fear was dominating the airwaves. He lost, he calculated that loss and quickly determined that if he resigned immediately a period in time would open up for a leadership contest; into which a plan could be hatched, to manipulate the outcome.

Lest we forget:

Just a few days before the referendum Cameron stated publically that he would not only stay on as Prime Minister if the result was Leave but he would do his duty and invoke Article 50 the following day. A truly devious character. Under no circumstances should this man be considered for an honour, not even an OBE. In full daylight he betrayed the Office of Prime Minister and latterly his constituents.

Steve

mikebravo said...

All very well blaming the person who doesn't work here any more but;

Cameron and his cabinet are the executive.

The elected MP's are the government. It is thir job to hold the executive to account. They didn't, they almost never do. Any one of them that tries is refrred to in the legacy media as a maverick and vilified. ie Dennis Skinner, George Galloway etc, Farage from a spot outside the cozy house. Collectively they are all a bunch of shits.

If they even had an inkling that the plebs would have voted out there would not have been a referendum. In their arrogance they all thought that project bullshit would scare the plebs into a 60%+ remain result.

Not saying Cameron and Gideon are not lying, cheating snake oil salesmen, bastards. Just don't forget that they are all in it together. They are all lying cheating, thieving bastards, almost to an man (or woman, or hermaphrodite).

Dave_G said...


One positive to all this is that barring these exposures of his complicity, duplicity and general mendacity, Cameron has faded into obscurity.

..all the 'ity's' at once.

jayengee said...

As a former civil servant we were not permitted to belong to a political party or to campaign for one. I retired some 12 years ago, but before an election or on a ministerial reshuffle we would prepare detailed policy notes with lines to take and so on. It was a major dereliction of duty for Cameron not to prepare for both scenarios but the publication of the one sided scare document paid for out of government funds (ie our taxes) should have been declared as part of the Remain campaign. If it had been a genuinely balanced document they might have had a case.
Had Cameron come back with some actual concessions I might have voted the other way but the biased Remain document swung it for me.

Anonymous said...

The idea that £9.3 million should go on to Remain expenses is a good one. How about adding the £3.7 billion or so TV licence costs? After all, the BBC were on the Remain side. Cameron should be personally charged the £9.3 for an unlawful expenditure.

The fines on the BBC could be interesting!

rapscallion said...

DadDad, not every day no, but frequently. The "marzipan fishing rod" is a Naval expression, as in "He's as bent as a marzipan fishing rod"

Anonymous said...

Another Cameron scandal brewing with Uber and his mate Rachel Whetstone. Can't wait. As toxic as Bliar but not nearly as slippery.

RAC said...

If this is true turncoat Trump has got some serious egg on his face............
https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201704131052598995-coalition-daesh-chemical-weapons-syria/

Cascadian said...

Worse than that, the camoron allowed gchq to spy for obama against Trump.

By implication, I assume obama had cia spying on British subjects for the camoron.

The camoron was just another low-skill weasel.