Cameron ridiculed for hypocrisy and quoting Corbyn out of context

“Bin Laden’s death a tragedy”: Cameron is widely ridiculed as hypocritical attack on Corbyn backfires


Cameron has been subjected to much ridicule this week, after he misquoted the leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, taking his comments out of context, during the Prime minster’s Conservative party conference speech. This led to thousands of people sharing a video of Cameron himself describing Osama bin Laden’s death as “a tragedy.” 

The point was very deftly well made.

Cameron was hoist by his own petulant petard.

Mr Cameron failed to provide any context about Mr Corbyn’s previous comments, neglecting to mention the fact that Mr Corbyn had actually said that the lack of trial for Bin Laden was the “tragedy” not the terrorist leaders death itself.

Mr Corbyn’s original comments had come from an interview with Iranian news channel, The Agenda. During the interview, Jeremy Corbyn, who was actually introduced as an “outspoken rebel in the Labour party’s ranks”, said:

“There was no attempt whatsoever that I can see to arrest him, to put him on trial, to go through that process.

This was an assassination attempt, and is yet another tragedy, upon a tragedy, upon a tragedy.

The World Trade Center was a tragedy, the attack on Afghanistan was a tragedy, the war in Iraq was a tragedy. Tens of thousands of people have died. Torture has come back on to the world stage, been canonised virtually into law by Guantanamo and Bagram.”

However the malicious Mr Cameron made no show of an attempt at quoting Mr Corbyn correctly and instead used the old quote out of context, to mislead people, claiming he felt Mr Corbyn somehow constituted a “threat to national security.”

Even the BBC has called the Conservatives out on this particular propaganda campaign against the opposition leader. See – BBC’s Stephen Sackur accuses Tories of spreading propaganda about Jeremy Corbyn, and of being unaccountable and undemocratic.

Supporters of the leader of the opposition went on to give Prime Minister David Cameron a taste of his own medicine by sharing a clip of the exact moment when he says: “the death of Osama bin Laden was a tragedy”, (shown above,) removing its context, causing mirth and a sense of poetic justice amongst Corbyn’s strong following.

During the Conservative conference, Cameron’s only standing ovation happened during his delivery of the malicious, deeply personal attack, and typical Bullingdon bully boy sneering comments about the Labour leader. It was to vindictively rapturous applause that the Prime Minister went on to say, without qualification:

“We cannot let that man inflict his security-threatening, terrorist-sympathising, Britain-hating ideology on the country we love.”

What does that tell you about the Tories?

Firstly, that they have no use for evidence, truth and fact, as their ideologically directed policies and rhetoric demonstrate time and time again. Secondly, that they most strongly and passionately endorse bullying and ridiculing others who don’t share their fearful little Britain perspective and ever-shrinking small world view.

Yet isn’t it a little odd that the Tories have considered every single Labour leader to be a “Britain hating threat” and a “dangerous commie”, with the exception of Blair, of course, though they are still busy trying to repeal Blair’s policy legacy. Only last year we saw the Daily Mail claiming the same about mild as milk Miliband, using his father, Ralph, to hold up as the dangerous “red under the bed.”

History tells us the Tories are not only nasty, paranoid propagandarising fearmongers, but that they are prepared to go to extraordinary lengths to maintain the status quo, repeating the same pattern of tired lies over and over. See for example, the fake, “leaked” Zinoviev letter, the plot against Harold Wilson, the “enemy within”.

This further embarrassment comes in the wake of the recent #PigGate scandal, where allegations about his past encounters with a pigs head whilst at Oxford University were revealed by the former Conservative donor Lord Ashcroft in his recent biography.


It’s not as if the Tories are well known for telling the truth:

The Conservative’s negative campaign strategy: “share the lies and win a prize”

A list of official rebukes for Tory lies

Cameron’s pre-election contract: a catalogue of lies

The Tory election strategy is more of the same: Tories being conservative with the truth

The word “Tories” is an abbreviation of “tall stories”

11 thoughts on “Cameron ridiculed for hypocrisy and quoting Corbyn out of context

  1. Bravo George Aylett indeed! The internet never forgets; someone somewhere will have/find the information. This is what will do for the tories in the end. You see, if you tell the truth, then you only need to remember one version of events – the true version. If you lie however, then you need to remember two versions – the lie and the truth. You need a good memory to be an effective liar; seems as if CaMORONs’ memory is failing him.

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