Tuesday, April 04, 2006

He doesn't like fruitcake....

So, here at Cameron watch we have our first incident into which to probe.

During an interview on a London Radio show, Cameron called UKIP ' a bunch of fruitcakes and loonies and closet racists mostly'.

There are two reasons for this move. Firstly, UKIP are often perceived in public as disaffected, more rabidly right wing tories. By distancing himself from them Cameron will curry favour with the median voter. Secondly, he is capitalising on uncertainty within UKIP's membership. UKIP members themselves have been uneasy with some of UKIP's press releases. Their return to the tory fold before upcoming council elections would be a boon for Cameron.

I should point out that Cameron was not acting unprovoked. UKIP have attempted to access the names of the hidden tory donors using the freedom of information act. This no doubt riled Cameron who will not be easily swayed into revealing the names of his generous supporters.

All in all a good move by DC.

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