John O’Farrell slams “arrogance” of Cameron over Eastleigh

21st February, 2013 4:45 pm

Today David Cameron claimed that the most important thing in the Eastleigh by-election is the candidates (which is an interesting claim considering how much Maria Hutchings disagrees with the PM). As a result, Labour’s John O’Farrell has hit back, saying:

“It is incredibly arrogant of David Cameron to say that it’s the candidates who are the most important thing in the by-election. The most important thing in this by-election are the voters.

“They deserve better than a choice of a Tory who’s had to be gagged or another Lib Dem who says one thing and does another. No wonder more and more people are saying Eastleigh deserves better and are coming to Labour.”

  • Hugh

    Surely a contender for the most inane contribution by a parliamentary candidate ever.

  • JoeDM

    And this from a man who has supported terrorist murder of freely elected British politicians.

    • Alexwilliamz

      Careful the balloon doesn’t burst with all your stretching.

    • reformist lickspittle

      A mendacious calumny, as anybody who can actually read will be well aware.

Latest

  • Featured News Hopes rise for a Government u-turn on cuts to Opposition funding

    Hopes rise for a Government u-turn on cuts to Opposition funding

    Labour today appeared closer to forcing a Government climbdown on the planned cuts to funding for Opposition political parties. Ministers have now pledged to open a consultation on the proposed 19 per cent cut to Short Money, which would have meant Labour losing an estimated £1.2m a year. The move, which was buried in the small print of the Autumn Statement, has been branded an assault on democracy when taken with the further £6m hit expected to result from the […]

    Read more →
  • Comment Mind the £1.7 billion gap – there’s a looming crisis in adult social care

    Mind the £1.7 billion gap – there’s a looming crisis in adult social care

    As Labour councillors, it is important for us to speak up in defence of the voiceless victims of the Tories’ ideologically-driven austerity. There are many jobs performed by the state, but one of the most vital, and yet least seen, is caring for people who need it in their old age. Our ability to do that is now under threat, as is our ability to support disabled people to live independently, thanks to unprecedented Tory government cuts to local authorities […]

    Read more →
  • Featured News Benn: Nuclear nations will keep bombs even if Trident is axed

    Benn: Nuclear nations will keep bombs even if Trident is axed

    Hilary Benn warned that a UK exit from the European Union would weaken our opposition to ”Russian aggression”. The shadow Foreign Secretary highlighted the “moral interest” in European nations coming together to prevent conflict and tackle climate change and poverty. The speech, given at Chatham House this morning included the advice that Putin would “shed no tears” at a Brexit. Benn argued that the Russian leader would see a leave vote as a “sign of our weakness and of the […]

    Read more →
  • Comment Why Labour will oppose the Tory ‘pay more, get less’ plan for councils

    Why Labour will oppose the Tory ‘pay more, get less’ plan for councils

    The Communities Secretary Greg Clark says he has protected funding for councils over the next four years, but no one left believes him, not even his own MPs. The Tories’ latest round of cuts takes away £1 in every £3 given to councils to pay for core services. What that means is youth services shut down, streets left unswept, bins emptied less frequently, street lights turned off at night, libraries closed, and rural bus services taken away.   Even Tory […]

    Read more →
  • Europe News Case for the EU is “stronger than ever” – Benn

    Case for the EU is “stronger than ever” – Benn

    Hilary Benn has today evoked the last Labour government’s successes on climate change and African debt relief in a heartfelt plea to persuade Britons to vote to stay in the EU. Benn, the shadow Foreign Secretary, highlighted the “moral interest” in European nations coming together to prevent conflict and tackle climate change and poverty. In a series of personal comments he also described his own transformation, from voting to leave in the last referendum, in 1975, to forming the belief […]

    Read more →
Share with your friends










Submit