James Evans writes for the University of Warwick’s The Boar on why the ‘Cash for Cameron’ scandal shouldn’t surprise anyone:
Less than a year ago, David Cameron told us that lobbying was “the next big scandal waiting to happen”. In hindsight, he was spot on, but at the time, few of us realized he was in fact preparing us for what Nick Robinson so delicately deigned the ‘re-toxification’ of the Tories.
Most of us didn’t expect much from Dave, then. Indeed, if he’d only marginally cut the number of private meetings with multimillionaire donors, we’d have probably been satisfied.
But, fast-forward a few months and now he’s in a lot of hot water. A serious amount of hot water, various journalists clamor to inform us. So much hot water, that we’d be forgiven for coming to the conclusion that David Cameron now primarily resides in some sort of metaphorical political kettle. But why we’ve only so excitedly forced him in there after the most recent revelations, is a mystery to me.
Full article here.