David Cameron has quit Westminster with immediate effect and Kevin Maguire says he won’t be missed – he piled up more debt than every previous Labour PM combined
David Cameron’s quitting Westminster immediately to spend more time with other people’s money.
So how much will he trouser: £500,000 or £1m, between £5m to £10m, perhaps as much as £20m?
The Tory turncoat once styled himself the “heir to Blair” and will dream of matching the colossal earnings of the last Prime Minister to quit Parliament mid-term after leaving Downing Street.
Away from the House of Commons, he won’t have to register the large sums heading for his bank account.
Juicy seats on boards, lucrative consultancies and speeches in return for wads of cash are his for the picking.
He’ll be free to buy that holiday home in Cornwall that he and wife Sam Cam fancied.
The son of an Old Etonian is now free to send his own son to the family school should he wish.
And rejoin snooty White’s, the chap only gentlemen club in St James his father belonged to and Cam quit to appear a modern man.
The pretence about caring for working people may be finally dropped, the real Dave poised Dave poised to return to his old life – riding with the hounds of the Heythrop Hunt and possibly shooting Bambi’s again on daddy -in-law’s Scottish estate.
Blair ran away as soon as he lost the perks of high office when he saw the pound signs and couldn’t be bothered with the drudgery of constituency work, sorting out Mrs Geordie’s drains.
Cameron’s deserves similar contempt when he’s jumping ship early to enrich himself and dump the weekend work helping Witney widows on somebody else.
Resigning as an MP after insisting he’d stay is his second broken promise.
Dodgy Dave maintained he’d never walk out of Downing Street if he lost the referendum.
Playing Pinocchio in pantomime this Christmas is always a fallback should the business offers not come.
I bet his former Deputy PM Nick Clegg yearns to do the same but is tethered to Sheffield until the General Election the electoral maths point to the Lib Dumbs, unlike the Tories in solid blue Witney, losing the Yorkshire seat in a byelection.
Cameron will write a book to justify his Premiership but we already know he’s a loser.
He lost Europe, lost Downing Street and lost his reputation.
Austerity destroyed lives and ruined services as he piled up more debt than every previous Labour PM combined.
The value of wages remains £40 lower than before the financial crash and economic growth never matched the three-month 1% inherited from Gordon Brown.
Goodbye and good riddance, Cameron. And don’t bother to write. You won’t be missed.