David Cameron Fumbles Answers About Tory Homophobia, Pleads to Keep His Disastrous Interview Private

Britain’s Conservative Party leader David Cameron is sorry for being a dick about school children and homosexuality. And now he’s sorry for forgetting his talking points in an interview with Gay Times.

After fumbling with some questions about The Gays and The Tories, Cameron asked the interviewer Martin Popplewell to start the Q&A session over. Popplewell refused. Cameron’s aides begged, They were denied.

Says Popplewell: “I’d just finished the most extraordinary interview of my career and David Cameron’s press team moved in. One pleaded, ‘You won’t show the bit where he asked to stop will you?’ Another added, ‘I don’t think it adds that much.’ We all knew David Cameron asking for an interview to be temporarily halted was the story. I’d been there before with politicians and senior public figures – but not with the man who could be Prime Minister in a few weeks time. The Tory leader had already left the room and I was eager to get out as quickly as possible. I knew what could be coming next. Pleas, arm-twisting and then possibly threats if we didn’t use the video material in a way which would put him in the best light.”

Tory activists yesterday described Mr Cameron’s interview as a disaster – and warned he faced humiliation in the coming TV debates with Gordon Brown and Nick Clegg. One wrote on the website Conservative Home: “Cameron was absolutely appalling. He was made to look a bumbling fool, unable to answer the most basic questions and tried to terminate the interview. Viewers can only conclude he struggles to think on his feet and deal with unprepared questions. Brown and Clegg can’t wait for the TV debates. He has become a liability. Everyone I know cringes when he’s on screen.”

Oh that Mirror, always acting impartial.

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  • Jack

    This makes me laugh so much – people are actually SURPRISED?!

  • Cam

    He did an interview in “ATTITUDE” a British gay mag, and was saying how he is a new Tory and won’t have any dealings with political parties taht are homophobic. The interviewer asked him about the Political Party from Poland that he was dealing with in his voting on issues in the wider politics of the EU and he said “They aren’t homophobic” The interviewer pointed him to several reports by Polish gay rights groups pointing out several times when the leader of the party had made incredibly anti-gay statements and they had the party listed as the most homophobic party in Poland. He just continued to say “They aren’t homophobic” and the interview went on from there and got even more ridiculous.

  • tjr101

    Well at least he gives interviews to the gay media which is a far cry from the conservative extremists here in America. One thing I do admire about the Tories is that they are sensible conservatives, something you wouldn’t see from the GOP.

  • Jack

    @tjr101: They share the same rotten core. The Tories are actually more dangerous because they do a better job of hiding their bigotry – the above video being one of the occasions when the cracks show through. Evil is still evil, even with good PR. At least US conservatives are upfront about their prejudices.

  • Nick

    It is a good thing that the Conservatives at least try to hide their bigotry. You can’t hide it for five years, get in power, and unleash it. At least not without facing a lot of criticism. And the fact that they try to hide it shows the difference between Britain and America. British culture pretty much centres around us being somewhat reserved and euphemistic. Whilst this can be a bad thing, it means the homophobic right in Britain are far less vocal than that of America. And being vocal and unsilenced is key to hammering in the points one may wish to make.
    Whilst I wouldn’t want to defend the Conservatives (It would take a gun to my head to make me vote for them) and do believe they are a homophobic party. It’s important to understand that the Conservative’s roots and many of their current members are rooted in wealth and private education. Homosexual experiences are rife at private schools (even according to many Conservatives!). Considering this and the British Culture or reservation, it would be quite right I feel to say that whilst they generally wouldn’t condone homosexuality, they wouldn’t condemn it as Republicans would in America.
    This all being said, gay equality will go nowhere but gradually downwards if they are in power.

  • Joeyt

    The interviewer, Martin Popplewell is a Tory – used to work for the out gay Conservative MP, Alan Duncan.
    Says a lot about the new “GT” and its politics.

  • Darren

    How can we have a leader that crumbles over the slightest pressure? In the next few years we will be facing issues such as climate change, terrorism, human rights issues around the world, economic stability, just to name a few… David Cameron is obviously ill prepared and under qualified.

    I really hope that he doesnt make it to number 10 then we have a face off with China, North Korea or Iran.

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