Cameron falls apart in gay rights TV interview

Alex Smith

By Alex Smith / @alexsmith1982

David Cameron fell apart on TV tonight, in an interview about the Tories’ position on gay rights and broadcast on Channel 4 News.

Asked about a law coming into effect this week in Lithuania – condemned as similar to Section 28 – and a motion in opposition to the law in the European Parliament which was supported by Labour and Lib Dem MEPs, Cameron said, “Um, I don’t know about that particular vote” before getting into a standard answer on the Tories’ new grouping in the European Parliament.

Cameron then completely fell apart, backtracking and stumbling repeatedly as he couldn’t give any further clarifications.

Watch it:

Later, Cameron gets flustered again and asks whether the interview can be stopped, and started again “from scratch”:




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