Saturday, 20 October 2012

When David Cameron protested against the cuts

David Cameron today criticised Ed Miliband's decision to join the protest against the government's "crippling" cuts to public services.

This apparently shows that Miliband is not a serious politician.

However, Cameron seems to have forgotten his own days as an anti-austerity warrior.

Back in 2007, David Cameron launched a campaign against threats to close accident and emergency and maternity units across the UK.

He told the BBC that:

"people simply do not understand why maternity units and accident and emergency units are being shut down when accident and emergency admissions are up and births are up."

He promised that he would have a "bare-knuckle fight" with the government to save them.

The Tories even drew up a list of 29 units they would fight for.

So how has Cameron's bare-knuckle fight gone?

Well of the units on that list:


And it's not just those on Cameron's list. Elsewhere:


Oh and, here's a video of Conservative favourite Boris Johnson marching in 2008 alongside banners saying "Save Queen Mary's [A&E] or die" 

Queen Mary's A&E has of course now closed.

The Conservatives: one time anti-austerity warriors:

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