Wednesday, June 07, 2006


One-man charm offensive David Cameron has pushed his "with the kids" credentials even further than his professed love of Benny Hill managed: he's started an attack on Tim Westwood:

"I would say to Radio 1, do you realise that some of the stuff you play on Saturday nights encourages people to carry guns and knives?"

This was Cameron's response to a question from the editor of Good Housekeeping (he seems to have attempted to recreate the Little Britain sketch where Tony Head's prime minister holds a press conference for unlikely magazine reporters; Cameron also fielded enquiries from Conde Nast Traveller and What Car?; it's not recorded if the man from Dinosaur Weekly got the chance to grill him). GH wanted to know what Cameron thought about all this knife crime going on. It's fascinating to see the modern, shiny Cameron has decided that it's all pop music's fault.

We love the image of David sitting up listening to Westwood's show writing the lyrics down in a big book.

Of course, having expressed his love for Ernie on Desert Island Discs, should Cameron be calling on himself to investigate why he encouraged Radio 4 to play a song that glorifies street-fighting and treats the death of man in such a battle as a reason to make jokes?

Rachel Spence has been in touch to let us know Guido Fawkes has something to say on the matter.


Robin Carmody said...

I suspect that Cameron is trying to appease the hard Right of the party who think he's a "Leftist". The hard Right actually hate Westwood more than any actual hip-hop artist; they have no expectations for the artists he plays (they just think "well, they're just niggers/negroes/coloured/black, what do you expect") but they *do* have expectations for anyone from Westwood's background, and see him as a "nigger lover" / "race traitor" / "class traitor". The unsettling thing is how many of the hard Left also think he should "know his place".

Guido Fawkes Esq. said...

Stunning analysis. Also completre bollocks.

People hate Westwood coz he's a cunt. Ali G is nothing on da man.

Robin Carmody said...

So you're not ashamed of being on the same side as the BNP, then?

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