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How many of you have been saving up your book tokens to obtain a copy of "For the Record"?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    https://inews.co.uk/news/brexit/david-cameron-memoirs-for-the-record-austerity-george-osborne/

    "In extracts from his memoirs, published in The Times, Mr Cameron said critics’ response to widespread cuts to public spending were “pretty hysterical” and akin to if “we had reinstated the workhouse”.


    He said that, given the “hatred” his policy received, he wished he had started earlier and cut deeper to balance the books faster, adding: “We might as well have ripped the plaster off.”


    His comments have drawn criticism from opposition MPs who accused him of being oblivious to the harm and suffering caused by the austerity measures, which have since been accused of being in breach of human rights."


    I like the idea he's reminding the nation of what an appalling party he led, so we can reflect on Tory policy as another GE looms, but I for one won't be helping his pension. I already do enough in memory of his government by contributing to food banks.
     
  2. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    I’ll probably read it, but I’ll wait till it’s in the Works at 99p - Christmas most likely.
     
    nomad likes this.
  3. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    I find it quite remarkable that, in spite of everything that has happened, he still just doesn’t get it. At all.

    :(
     
  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Buy that? Enrich that person by so much as a penny?

    Pigs would be taking to the skies in regiments.

    Well, except the ones reserved for the sexual pleasure of the Bullingdon Club!
     
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  5. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    It will be in the pound shops by the end of the month.

    ...and I still won't read it.
     
  6. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Lead commenter

    Do you normally buy/read political autobiographies?
     
  7. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Yes - I've read a few.
     
  8. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    Alan Johnson’s This Boy ranks as one of my all-time favourite reads.
     
  9. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I've read that one.

    I also enjoyed Gordon Brown's book.

    I won't be reading Cameron's - what in there would be of any interest ?

    He isn't sorry and he doesn't really care that much what he's done. The man has lived his whole life in a privileged bubble.
     
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  10. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Did you mean squadrons?
     
  11. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Er, the Glider Pilot Regiment?
     
  12. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Lead commenter

    They have helicopters now.
     
  13. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    This is the size of the handkerchief I'm crying into in sympathy with Cameron's whining self-indulgent self-pitying book promoting interviews of recent days:


    (For those without microscopes, that's one pixel.)
     
    knitone, peakster and grumpydogwoman like this.
  14. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    There was going to be a "tour" but it's been cancelled.

    He's a truly pathetic individual.
     
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