David Cameron on yesterday’s barbaric murder in Woolwich: “On our televisions last night, and in our newspapers this morning, we have all seen images that are deeply shocking. The people who did this were trying to divide us. They should know something like this will only bring us together and make us stronger.”
Sorry Dave but this was a numbingly tragic murder of a young soldier by a psycho. It was not the Blitz or the Battle of Britain.
This was a nutter dispensing uber-violence to an innocent serviceman who was in the wrong place at the wrong time – so please do not imbue the crazy bastard with any higher motive such as “.…trying to divide us”, followed by a shockingly bad speechwriters “counterpoint” : “…bring us together”.
DC’s short “speech” outside No.10 was scrotum-shrinkingly embarrassing and inappropriate. It was “Speechwriting by Numbers” at its very worst.
In future, can we please dispense with the pseudo-Churchillian platitudes and soulless “sincero-talk”. Thank you.
p.s. Either hire a decent speechwriter or next time, ask Boris to do it.