Friday, 16 April 2010

Cameron's wet dream of nuking China

Completely from left field ( uh, right field...) and out of the blue skies in David Cameron's air-brushed head, Oceania is now at war with Eastasia.

I've walked fresh from my shortlist triumph at last night's Orwell Prize event and into life as the Conservatives would have it — a posh boy's fantasy about plucky little Britain taking on Big Bad China. What is this? "C'mon, guys, if you think you're hard enough"? Tony Blair, you only took on Iraq. Cameron's going for the Big One: he wants to square up to China. Is he prawn crackers? We'd end up as sesame toast.

In last night's snoreathon debate between the pink tie, the blue tie and the yellow tie, the blue tie stated:
I think the most important duty of any Government, anyone who wants to be Prime Minister of this country, is to protect and defend our United Kingdom. And are we really happy to say that we’d give up our independent nuclear deterrent when we don’t know what is going to happen with Iran, we can’t be certain of the future in China, we don’t know exactly what our world will look like? I say we should always have the ultimate protection of our independent nuclear deterrent.

Is Cameron seriously equating China with "rogue state" Iran? May I ask you in your saner moments, David (assuming you have any): with all the money they're pouring into saving our sorry skint skins, why would China want to nuke its own investment? Who has the bigger arms industry, and who has damn near started World War Three?

How many Tories have arms investments in their bulging share portfolios?

Any Chinese who vote for the Tories are turkeys voting for Christmas. Or ducks voting for the spring festival. With hoi sin sauce if not relish.

Republished at Labour Left List

James Denselow on Cameron's grandiose China ilusion


Anonymous said...

The blue tie man is such an idiot. So China, under the Tories, could be designated as a 'rogue state'? That is very very worrying. More of the new world order, full spectrum dominance (always feel I have wandered on to a Bond film set when I hear that phrase). I have to say it but why do they hone in specific countries?

Btw: well done again for getting on shortlist. I told you you would!! :)

What does Cameron have up his bespoked expensive sleeve?

@ctors Business said...

I would say that Cameron has up his bespoke sleeves his armies whether they be corporate or military - very disturbing

Anonymous said...

There was also his mad dash to Tbilisi after the South Ossetian war to proclaim his total support for Greater Kartvelian irredentism. The Russians will probably remember that.

Plus, he listens to Michael Gove, which is not a good sign.

IgglePiggle said...

China and the UK have a strong relationship that is important to both countries' economies and cultures. To talk about China - a permanent member of the Security council - in the same breath as a rogue state like Iran is an insult that will not go unnoticed in Beijing. It is offensive and downright insulting.

To use China as a justification for keeping nuclear weapons sounds like a return to outdated cold war rhetoric. It brings back memories of 'Cheney' politics.

This is the not the sort of language we would expect from a potential Prime Minister. It is offensive to both China and the Chinese community in the UK.

As Chair of Chinese for Labour, representing the views of the community in th UK, David Cameron should apologise formally for the offence he has caused with his remarks.

Sonny Leong

tony said...

Well,Also, Any Brits who vote for the Tories are turkeys voting for Christmas too!

Madam Miaow said...

Indeed, Tony. The way things are looking, that goes for the others as well.

BristolRed said...

FWIW, I'm pretty sure his inclusion of China was a horrid Freudian slip rather than a deliberate comment (although that could be just as worrying, I suppose!). If Brown wasn't such an utterly useless chump he would have pounced on the mistake immediately...

Madam Miaow said...

I hope so, Bristol Red. But I'm not so sure now that I've read this thread:

Denis said...

Its not difficult to imagine a focus group in tory central office, in which some deary comments about China and how the Chinese are taking over the world. Such is the tory voter base, the spin doctors then have to take it seriously. This is the insidious part of our political system of votes first, policies second.