David Cameron has been heavily criticised for revealing details of his private conversations with the Queen.
David Cameron on Wednesday said that he was “extremely sorry” for revealing the contents of a private conversation with the Queen following the Scottish independence referendum.
The Prime Minister said he was “very embarrassed” he was caught on microphone saying that the Queen had “purred” when he phoned her to say that Scotland had voted No in the referendum.
He intends to make a personal apology to the Queen in Buckingham Palace. Asked if he is sorry and will now apologise to the Queen, Mr Cameron said: “Yes and yes.”
What interested me most was who he’d been telling: super-rich antismoker-in-chief ex-NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg.
I think it shows where Cameron’s real allegiances lie, that he’s very ready to tell all to someone like Michael Bloomberg, and can’t even wait until they are alone before gabbling it all out like so much office gossip.
He clearly doesn’t feel any duty of confidentiality to the Queen of his own country. But he feels that Michael Bloomberg needs to know how she responded. So much so, that he’ll tell him about it as they stroll around together in what seems to be some airport concourse, oblivious to surrounding reporters.
And that obliviousness is maybe a key to understanding them: These people are completely oblivious to other people. They don’t notice them. They only ever pay any attention to other major players on the international scene. Nobody else exists.
They have no empathy. It may also be why they are all so utterly shallow.
Which reminds me of something Hillary Clinton once wrote:
However, in the 1971 letter, Clinton assured Alinsky that she had “survived law school, slightly bruised, with my belief in and zest for organizing intact.”
“The more I’ve seen of places like Yale Law School and the people who haunt them, the more convinced I am that we have the serious business and joy of much work ahead—if the commitment to a free and open society is ever going to mean more than eloquence and frustration,” wrote Clinton.
Hillary Clinton wanted “a free and open society”? This is the woman who banned smoking in the White House. And the one thing these smoke-banners don’t want is “a free and open society”. These are people who have very definite ideas about the way they want society to be, and they’ll readily take away freedoms (e.g. banning smoking) to get what they want. Hillary Clinton is a totalitarian control freak, just like Michael Bloomberg. It’s even visible in her ice queen comportment. And in his comportment too.