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Mikhail Liebenstein

Is Cameron The New Richard Nixon?

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Last year, there were a number of articles and blogs saying that Cameron could be the new Richard Nixon (in a good way).

http://blogkinnetic....n-good-way.html

http://www.morganpr....k/Nixon_Cameron

http://www.nextleft....ixon-pitch.html

With the whole NoTW saga, one has to wonder whether there will be a "Watergate" moment in the next few weeks?

What are the possible blue touchpaper points? Obviously Cameron's proximity and friendship with Coulson and Brooks/Wade might look bad, but at the end of the day these relationships don't prove anything wrong or illegal was done.

However, I do wonder whether there are any potential scenarios that could blow up, even if not demonstrating actual illegalities, that might still provide enough contamination and fall out for a "Watergate" moment.

If I was a journo with an anti Murdoch/anti Cameron bent, I'd be looking for evidence of the potential outline scenarios below. Obviously these are all hypothetical, but often investigations are based on hunches, most hunches being wrong, but then every now and then a gold nugget is uncovered. Anyway these are the questions I'd be asking:

1) Could some of the NoTW practices have entered/contaminated the Conservative Election Campaign, even if not authorised? Eg getting information on the opposition.

2) Could the NoTW have illegally gathered information on Labour and then directly/indirectly shared it with the Conservatives, this would be a bit like the use of information obtained by foreign torture, the contaminated information would corrupt whoever handled it.

3) Could the NoTW have obtained dirt on the Conservatives prior to the election, but agreed to repress it in exchange for political favours afterward (some possible asks spring to mind).

4) Could the Conservatives have been previously aware of the issues at the NoTW (eg from Police reports), but agreed not to bring them into play through public inquiries etc in exchange for support during the election?

As said, none of the above are known to be true, but the fact I can ask these questions does mean Cameron's proximity to Coulson/Brooks was a mistake.

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Last year, there were a number of articles and blogs saying that Cameron could be the new Richard Nixon (in a good way).

http://blogkinnetic....n-good-way.html

http://www.morganpr....k/Nixon_Cameron

http://www.nextleft....ixon-pitch.html

With the whole NoTW saga, one has to wonder whether there will be a "Watergate" moment in the next few weeks?

What are the possible blue touchpaper points? Obviously Cameron's proximity and friendship with Coulson and Brooks/Wade might look bad, but at the end of the day these relationships don't prove anything wrong or illegal was done.

However, I do wonder whether there are any potential scenarios that could blow up, even if not demonstrating actual illegalities, that might still provide enough contamination and fall out for a "Watergate" moment.

If I was a journo with an anti Murdoch/anti Cameron bent, I'd be looking for evidence of the potential outline scenarios below. Obviously these are all hypothetical, but often investigations are based on hunches, most hunches being wrong, but then every now and then a gold nugget is uncovered. Anyway these are the questions I'd be asking:

1) Could some of the NoTW practices have entered/contaminated the Conservative Election Campaign, even if not authorised? Eg getting information on the opposition.

2) Could the NoTW have illegally gathered information on Labour and then directly/indirectly shared it with the Conservatives, this would be a bit like the use of information obtained by foreign torture, the contaminated information would corrupt whoever handled it.

3) Could the NoTW have obtained dirt on the Conservatives prior to the election, but agreed to repress it in exchange for political favours afterward (some possible asks spring to mind).

4) Could the Conservatives have been previously aware of the issues at the NoTW (eg from Police reports), but agreed not to bring them into play through public inquiries etc in exchange for support during the election?

As said, none of the above are known to be true, but the fact I can ask these questions does mean Cameron's proximity to Coulson/Brooks was a mistake.

I don't think there will be any great watergate moment. Nor will Cameron be ousted early in this term as result of any current goings on. He's a bit boring if you ask me, he's no filthy liar like Bair was and he's no where near as incompetent or retarded as Brown was. Cameron will servive (survive) because the only people that hate him are the lazy left.

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