Saturday, June 24, 2006

Johnathan Ross for the 'A' list?

Did anyone catch 'Dave' on the Friday Night Johnathan Ross programme? I know most people wouldn't have done, I mean who wants to put up with that overpaid egomaniac when you leave the pub (Ross is a pain in the arse too). But actually, it was truly illuminating and I'm sure they repeat the show sometime over the weekend in an obscure slot - so try to catch it. When the Leader of a political party does this sort of thing, you should start to worry anyway. Blair's done enough tripe on the Richard & Judy circuit, so we know, but at least he wasn't overshadowed politically by the dozy duo. That is what happened to Cameron. Interspersed with his usual crude sexual remarks and innuendo, Ross actually raised some political issues... and Cameron looked completely flumoxed... a real rabbit in the headlights.

He squirmed in his boxers when Ross pinned him down to say he still thought the Iraq invasion was right, he looked distinctly uncomfortable when he said the old witch of Finchley was right to throw people out of work in Scotland, Wales and the North of England, and he squirmed again when Ross pressed him on the failure of privatised water companies. The highlight, though, was still to come. Ross raised the issue of decriminalising drugs (no, the conversation didn't touch on Dave's flirtation with the nose candy, although the guffaws from the audience indicated that was where they thought it was heading) and Cameron sort of giggled and said he didn't think that was right, and the proper thing to do was to care for the addicts - his touchy feely side showing, he hoped). Ross then said that drugs were actually available now, to anyone who actually wanted them, and that virtually any kid in the street could tell you where to get drugs (and, although he didn't say it, it was hanging in the air... even David Cameron knew where to score). It wasn't a question of caring for addicts, it was about driving the criminals out of the drug scene, said Ross. Dave said ....errrm, he didn't think that was right and the real issue was about caring for the addicts. Obviously not briefed beyond that, Cameron looked immensley relieved when Ross asked him if he could do a 'high five'. That was more like it for the lad... get me off the bloody policy stuff and play at being Ali G. As I say... watch or tape the repeat, it'll be just as good sober.

It's official... Cameron is a useless tosser.