Friday, February 5, 2016

Cameron and the "grass roots".

David Cameron gave a message to Conservative Members of Parliament on Wednesday 3rd February on how to vote in the EU referendum - “Members should not take a view because of what their constituency association might say or because they are worried about a boundary review.”  

This is what "The Times" said today:

"John Strafford, chairman of the Campaign for Conservative Democracy, accused the prime minister of acting like a dictator.   He said that the Tory leadership had shown "continuous contempt" for party members.
"The essence of leadership is to listen to your followers and then take a decision," he said.   "The essence of dictatorship is to tell your followers what is going to happen". I am afraid Cameron has moved into the latter position of dictator.   What he should always remember is that the party members are the ones that put Conservative MPs into their position.   If you don't listen to them they will react."

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