Monday, 8 March 2010

Republicans Raising Money off Britain's Own David Cameron?

And wacky hijinks ensue....
Republicans are hoping to raise $80,000 (£53,000) from donors by offering them the chance to meet David Cameron, according to a leaked party document... Attractions beside Mr Cameron also include an Ultimate Fighting Championship bout in Las Vegas and a "professional bull riding event", planned to net $60,000 and $50,000 respectively.
I expect the Cameron people to commence distancing themselves from this with blinding speed. However, worth saying that I attended the Republicans Abroad drinks do at the last Conservative Conference (as an interested outsider, obviously) and heard a surprising amount of "here here's" to the "let's shrink government down to bathtub drowning size" rumbling there.

I'm not taking a (public) position on the British election, so enjoying this purely as spectacle...

2 comments:

微笑每一天 said...

It's great!!.............................................

Julian said...

Considering the recent reduction of the Tories' lead in the polls, the last thing that Cameron can afford to do is be seen as supportive of the Republican Party of the United States.

As I have discussed with US and British citizens on many occasions, the Democratic Party of the United States is such a "big tent" that it could easily encompass the views of all three major British political parties. The same cannot be said of the Republicans, who cry "socialised medicine" over a fairly conservative plan to subsidise and regulate the private insurance system in order to cover an additional 30 million Americans.

If David Cameron wanted to lose miserably, the best way would be to start campaigning against Britain's properly socialised healthcare system. Of course, he is not stupid and is instead claiming that the Conservatives are better at managing the NHS. He will hand Labour and the LibDems some great opportunities to attack if he is seen as the ally of the American party that desperately wants to keep the US as the only industrialised country without universal healthcare.