Who else is in favour of David Cameron remaining as PM and leader of the Con. Party?

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William Pitt
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I know about Panama, but seriously has this surprised you? If so, welcome to the real world. We live in the neoliberal economic order of oligopolistic capitalism wherein those who own much of the world's capital (and therefore potentially productive resources) conserve it rather than invest as it used to be the case in capitalism/modernity and industrialisation/urbanisation.

Nevertheless, I am in favour of David Cameron remaining the PM and leader of the Conservative Party for a number of reasons:

i) His resignation would be merely symbolic. You need a major paradigm shift in macroeconomic / trade / sovereignty to tackle tax avoidance / tax heavens.

ii) He is a good leader of a party which would otherwise be out of whack. No man could get a grip and whip over the right wing of the party.

iii) He is centre-ground / centre-right; the rest of the party is pretty much to the right of David Cameron. Boris Johnson especially is a bad alternative, with his vision of free-marketeer society structured by STEM skills and IQ.

iv) He is the guardian of the EU, social welfare, social mobility (consider the number of 1st generations going not only to higher education but to Oxbridge, and the new 10k master loan) and therefore social cohesion and FDI in the UK. The right wing of the party would have none of it. He gives this image of UK as a place which is stable and unlikely to undergo turbulences which would require additional reassurance for businesses/investors.

v) He is also the most 'green' in comparison to the rest of the Conservative Party.
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I cannot be the only one?
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RayApparently
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Leader of the Tories? Yes. PM? Nah.
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Plagioclase of course.
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Me.
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(Original post by William Pitt)
iv) He is the guardian of the EU, social welfare, social mobility (consider the number of 1st generations going not only to higher education but to Oxbridge, and the new 10k master loan) and therefore social cohesion and FDI in the UK. The right wing of the party would have none of it. He gives this image of UK as a place which is stable and unlikely to undergo turbulences which would require additional reassurance for businesses/investors.

v) He is also the most 'green' in comparison to the rest of the Conservative Party.
I am not sure these issues are top priorities for most Conservatives.
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He's the 2nd biggest liar after Tony Blair when it comes to british PMs, as one LBC presenter neatly put it.
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We all know exactly who we want as PM:

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That Bearded Man
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Hard to think of a Tory more tolerable than him as a Leader.

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I am not sure these issues are top priorities for most Conservatives.
Yes, and this is precisely to the point. The people of this country are not only free-marketeer Thatcherites or europhobic Farageites, and Cameron facilitates for that socio-political cohesion by centrist/centre-right policies. In economics he is like Jeffrey Sachs who has listened and considered the critique by Joseph Stiglitz. All other alternatives are poor.
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**** dat *****.
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I completely agree with you, apart from Osborne and William Hague (if only he were still in the cabinet) he is the only sensible minded Tory. He is a leader.

Sadly your post suggests that he did something wrong with the Blairmore funds but he didn't. Apart from his policies which can be debated, Cameron hasn't done anything illegal, lied about anything or done anything wrong.

What is the basis on which people want him to resign anyway? If it's just about Blairmore, then you're mistaken, nothing immoral/illegal happened there.
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**** dat *****.
:no: But have you looked at the alternatives?
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I dont really think he did anything wrong ? Its not like he used aggressive tax avoidance, like using tax breaks designed to encourage the film industry to reduce his own Income Tax

I think the controversy is not declaring his ownership at a earlier stage and blocking EU efforts to introduce more transparency to unit trusts.

You cant blame him for actions of his dad.

I was wondering how can David Cameron afford a 2.5 million pound house(with no loan) when he has been a career politician his entire life

David Cameron should resign for other reasons and his policies but this isnt one of them
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What are the chances of him actually resigning this year?
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BORIS FOR KING !
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He should quit after the EU referendum. Boris will i am near certain become next tory leader and could well trigger a GE.


He's a bit of a buffoon but I cant help but like his pragmatism and i actually think outside of PMQs he'd be quite a likeable bloke. I also like that he's not really a tory, which is why he's getting so much hate!

Other conservatives I like (who could be leader) : Guy Opperman, Rory Stewart, George Freeman, Anna Soubry and Dominic Grieve.

I have a soft spot for Gove even though he was an awful education sec and is a brexiter
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Jacob Ress-Mogg would be top bants if he became PM,

But i suppose i could settle with Boris
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Provided the next PM is not May, Gove, Johnson or Osborne I suppose I could live with whoever as PM, but Corbyn would be ideal.
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Given that i think it won't have a long term effect, i see little advantage to changing leaders in the Tories at this time. Cameron is a reasonable PM and i don't have all that much faith in Boris or May.
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