Cameron: some of the charges against Kaminski are “absolutely not true”

David Cameron has again defended his European allies, claiming some of the charges against them are "absolutely not true", saying he "wouldn't join" extremists.

David Cameron defended his European allies once again last night, claiming some of the charges levelled against them are “absolutely not true” and insisting he “wouldn’t join up” with parties that were racist or homophobic.

The allegations of extremism about the Tories’ European partners are well known, and have been covered extensively by Left Foot Forward. UK Gay News, however, have unearthed new evidence of homophobia against Michal Kaminski’s Polish Law and Justice party.

They are planning a clampdown on gay websites, with one leading MP claiming they would “monitor homosexual websites because we are dealing with the promotion of the so called ‘positive paedophilia’.” Speaking at Metro’s Cameron Direct question-and-answer session yesterday the Tory leader said:

Some of the stories that have been written about them are absolutely not true. It made perfect sense for us to leave the grouping we were in. I have a very high regard for Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel for example, but we disagreed about the future of Europe.

“I wouldn’t join up with parties that were racist, homophobic or extremist in any way.”

Mr Cameron also defended his plans for marriage tax breaks and said he wouldn’t be afraid of standing up to President Obama.

17 Responses to “Cameron: some of the charges against Kaminski are “absolutely not true””

  1. Shamik Das

    More defending the indefensible RT @leftfootfwd: Cameron: some of the charges against Kaminski are “absolutely not true”: http://is.gd/6AM4O

  2. Garry Dent

    RT @leftfootfwd: Cameron: some of the charges against Kaminski are “absolutely not true”: http://is.gd/6AM4O #torystories

  3. Tim Nicholls

    RT @leftfootfwd: Cameron: some of the charges against Kaminski are “absolutely not true”: http://is.gd/6AM4O < "Some"…? Reassuring!

  4. Ben Cooper

    RT @leftfootfwd: DC – some of the charges against Kaminski are “absolutely not true”: http://is.gd/6AM4O Another day, another #CameronFail

  5. David Galea

    Progressives should end this smear campaign. Stop fighting dirty.

    You want a federal Europe. You want Britain to give up its national sovereignty and become part of a country known around the world as Europe. Right?

    Then fight like real men and concentrate on the issue. Stop throwing metaphorical sludge and slime and smear at an innocent man. It weakens your case, that you use these low methods.

  6. Liz McShane

    David – I think Britain has more chance of becoming the USA’s 51st state than losing its ‘sovereignty’ to the EU!

    Do you really think that either France of Germany et al have no national pride and want to lose their sovereignty as well?

    This scaremongering about losing our so-called sovereignty is really laughable!

  7. Michael Szollosy

    You keep telling yourself that, Dave: http://bit.ly/6Y83ks Cameron: some of the charges against Kaminski are “absolutely not true”

  8. tony

    Mr. Pieta (MP for Polish Law and Justice Party in Poland)bandied around some dubious statistics from Britain.

    “I am not saying that every gay is a paedophile, but let us consider the example of Great Britain where from 20 to 43 percent of uncovered cases of paedophilia are homosexual instances, while gays make only 1% of society,” he said.

    He sounds pretty homophobic to me.

    Any actual verifiable statistics to refute his assertion anyone?

  9. Joe

    Well said Liz! Conservatives should stop ‘fighting dirty’ and be plain about wanting leave the EU and the consequences it would bring.

    The EU can only enhance our otherwise limited sovereignty in the face of US and Asian competition; it has acted as an engine of prosperity and common understanding. The common market is the lynchpin of our economy, the cost of being in the Union is low, and the importance of the decisions it makes to our economy (whether we’re in or out) demand that we have a say in shaping it. Anybody who really sees a threat is suffering for a bizarre persecution complex.

    Why abandon it to a pathetic little-englander fantasy?

    As for some of David Cameron’s Eurosceptic allies, it’s quite obvious what kind of people they are, and that such people share the Conservatives European instincts is both worrying and quite telling.

  10. David Galea

    “Conservatives should stop ‘fighting dirty’ and be plain about wanting leave the EU and the consequences it would bring.”

    The Conservative Party wants to be part of the EU. Personally I think we should leave. You think David Cameron wants to leave? Haha, you have no idea how much he is on your side 🙂 Four of his shadow cabinet are ex SDP for example. And a few of his biggest fans in the media are ex-SDP too. Aren’t the gang of four heroes for progressives?

  11. David Galea

    “David – I think Britain has more chance of becoming the USA’s 51st state than losing its ’sovereignty’ to the EU! ”

    Say if it were true, would you still support our membership of the EU?

  12. Joe

    I can’t imagine what a federal EU superstate would look like; it’s too far into the realms of rightwing loony fiction for any of us to speculate.

    I’m also not sure the gang of four are ‘heroes’ for progressives, more like a historical cautionary tale. I think David Cameron is instinctively eurosceptic, smart enough to know withdrawal is nonsensical, but using the issue of Europe as red meat to his UKIP leaning supporters when he veers towards his compassionate rebranding which would otherwise put them off.

  13. David Galea

    “I can’t imagine what a federal EU superstate would look like; it’s too far into the realms of rightwing loony fiction for any of us to speculate.”

    You should do more research into that. I think you don’t know the true position of your own side. 🙂

    “I think David Cameron is instinctively eurosceptic, smart enough to know withdrawal is nonsensical, but using the issue of Europe as red meat to his UKIP leaning supporters when he veers towards his compassionate rebranding which would otherwise put them off.”

    You understand the Conservative position very well.

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