Readers will probably be aware that David Cameron wrote to Julia Gillard, his Aussie counterpart, to congratulate her on her decision to introduce a carbon tax.
Courtesy of Edward Spalton comes notice of this open letter to David Cameron:
"30 July 2011We DC, what say you................? Bearing in mind of course that you, personally, don't believe in giving the people a voice and that the only reason you agreed to a referendum on the voting system was to stop your pet poodle from slipping his leash?
Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP
10 Downing Street
London SW1A 2AA
Dear Mr Cameron,
It is reported that you have written to the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Julia Gillard MP to give support to her government's proposals to implement a carbon tax.
It is strange that you have felt it to be your business to interfere in the internal politics of another country, particularly as the matter is yet to be debated in our parliament and is a proposal that polls indicate to be very unpopular with the Australian people.
You should be aware that Australia is a completely independent and sovereign nation and that it has been around a hundred years since Britain dictated policy in this country. Furthermore, you must know that the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy requires a government, particularly a minority one, to have a mandate to introduce any law which has the potential to dramatically increase our cost of living. In your words as quoted: an 'ambitious package'. In fact, because of the specific promise made by Ms Gillard at the 2010 election, it can be said that the Australian government has a mandate NOT to implement a carbon tax.
You, yourself, sought a mandate by way of a referendum by the British people before implementing change to your electoral Act. If you did feel yourself compelled to meddle in our politics surely it should have been to suggest that the Australian government follow your own example in seeking the will of the people on major change?
Australian Monarchist League"