Saturday, July 09, 2011

David Cameron Would Sack David Cameron If He Weren't David Cameron.

His decision to appoint and then stand by Andy Coulson despite what was already public knowledge was a huge mistake.

If one of his ministers had been that closely involved with one of the key figures at the heart of one of the biggest scandals to hit the media in years, does anyone doubt that Cameron would sack them?

As this is the last I want to say about the NOTW for the time being, I'll just add one minor mea culpa- what I have written about the hacking investigation to date has been broadly right but I probably did unconciously pay less attention to it because the likes of Coulson were Conservative PR guys rather than Labour one's.


Mark Wadsworth said...

I'm not sure DC (the PM) would have sacked DC (the man who chose Coulson).

DC hasn't sacked anybody important yet so we can't tell what his form is. Most of the people who were Shadow ministers pre-2010 are proper ministers now. I'm not even sure that DC sacked Coulson so much as Coulson slunk off in disgrace.

Ross said...

OK but there have been a handful of demotions (admittedly of people who weren't Cameroons) such as Chris Grayling who went from being shadow Home Secretary to a mere minister of state.