|Pinocchio Cameron |
Tells So Many Lies His Nose Grows By The Minute
Here is exactly what Mr Cameron said in his speech, which was heavily slanted sarcasm:
"Ed Balls, the man who used to be in charge of education in our country, he said one of the dangers of our schools policy was that it would create 'winners. (deluded conference laughter)
"Winners? I mean we can't possibly have winners.
"I mean the danger that your child might go to school and turn out to be a winner.
"Anti-aspiration. Anti-success. Anti-parents who just want the best for their children.
"What an unbelievable attitude from this Labour generation, and we're gonna fight it all the way."
Mr Cameron's office confirmed yesterday (6/10/10) that the Ed Balls quote he used came from Newsnight on 25 May this year, when Mr Balls took part in a discussion with the journalist Toby Young, a supporter of free schools.
Mr Balls precise words on Newsnight were:
"The danger is that there will be winners in this policy, but it is dishonest not to say that there will be losers as well."
Which is of course entirely different to how David Cameron quoted Mr Balls at his conference. This is the type of thing that causes the public to lose trust in politicians and refuse to believe them. So much for the "New" and "open" politics of Cameron, Osborne and Clegg.
Mr Balls, should write to the prime minister and demand a full and public apology and he should also report the pm to the Speaker of the House, John Bercow.