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Cameron vs Dacre. Abuse of position?

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:02 am

Newsnight understands the prime minister personally tried to persuade Mr Dacre to "cut him some slack" in a private meeting in his No 10 Downing Street flat on 2 February, the day European Council President Donald Tusk unveiled details of the deal negotiated by Mr Cameron for the UK.

Mr Dacre told Mr Cameron he would not temper his editorial line on Brexit because he had been a committed Eurosceptic for more than 25 years and believed his readers were too.

In early March, Mr Dacre was told by a Westminster source that the prime minister had tried to persuade Lord Rothermere, a strong supporter of the UK remaining in the EU, to sack him.

The Daily Mail editor was said to be "incandescent" and his resolve to campaign for Brexit "stiffened".
The Daily Mail's sustained and strident campaign for Brexit is regarded by some observers as a significant factor contributing to June's historic vote to leave the EU.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38816692
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Re: Cameron vs Dacre. Abuse of position?

Postby miner » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:13 pm

Well done the Daily Mail.

Well done Paul Dacre for not succumbing to Cameron's pressure.

Well done Lord Rothermere for supporting his Editor and not overriding him with his own viewpoint.

My take on David Cameron's premiership has become much more negative since some of the things he did as Premier have since been exposed.

I believe that Cameron did grossly abuse his position if the report is true. He falsely thought he would get away with it and presumed that Dacre would be put in his place by his boss. Cameron was wrong.

Cameron also lied to the UK about gaining concessions from the EU which promoted his cause.

Now it's clearer why he had to resign so quickly after the Referendum. He'd been rumbled.

But at least he gave us the Referendum which no Premier before him had ever dared to give us because they knew what the result would be.

I am glad that we gained a new PM who seems to be in the mould of Margaret Thatcher and is resolutely and proudly taking us out of the failed "European Union of Socialist Republics" * when all we ever joined was what was an excellent, cohesive Trade group and should have continued to expand purely as a Trade entity.

* Not a joke.
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Re: Cameron vs Dacre. Abuse of position?

Postby Goldensyrup » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:27 pm

It's actually Paul Dacre. Peter was his father. It must be wonderful to have a newspaper where you have total editorial control and can stamp your own thumbprint on it every day.
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Re: Cameron vs Dacre. Abuse of position?

Postby miner » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:53 pm

Thanks, Gs, for your observation. I've corrected it.
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Re: Cameron vs Dacre. Abuse of position?

Postby dls » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:16 pm

I think that credit for resolve must start with Lord Rothermere (a remainer) for resisting this (if it happened). For Dacre it would be manna from heaven.

If (if . . ) it happened, Cameron deserves the almightiest kick up the pants.
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Re: Cameron vs Dacre. Abuse of position?

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:39 pm

dls wrote:If (if . . ) it happened, Cameron deserves the almightiest kick up the pants.

I think he got one, but he deserves several more.
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