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PM Cameron quizzed over his sleeping arrangements in Barnoldswick

Lancashire Telegraph: PM Cameron quizzed over his sleeping arrangements in Barnoldswick PM Cameron quizzed over his sleeping arrangements in Barnoldswick

DAVID Cameron came to East Lancashire yesterday with a surprise birthday card for an 18-year-old factory worker and ended up defending the bed he slept in.

The Prime Minister was on the campaign trail when he visited Silentnight’s Barnoldswick factory and took questions from staff.

He started by presenting a surprised Robert Harrison of Earby with a coming-of-age card and a warning him to take it easy in the pub that night.

Mr Cameron ended up admitting to 45-year-old Karen Morris from Barnoldswick that he and wife Sam did not sleep on a Silentnight bed but another brand bought as a wedding present by his mother-in-law 18-years-ago.

He had harsh words for Nigel Farage’s UKIP and promised that his government had an economic plan that would spread wealth and prosperity to the North-West.

He also backed Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans as Tory candidate for next year’s general election in an interview with the Lancashire Telegraph after his question and answer session at the Long Ing Business Park factory.

Mr Cameron attacked UKIP for representing ‘the politics of anger, not the politics of answers’.

He promised sticking with the Tory party’s economic plan would spread prosperity to East Lancashire to benefit go-ahead firms like Silentnight.

Asked about Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls visit to Pendle on Thursday, he said electing Labour next year would be ‘handing back the keys to the drivers who crashed the car’.

Tackled on Rolls Royce’s plans to axe 122 jobs at their nearby Barnoldswick factory Mr Cameron told the Telegraph: “I think the Conservatives are delivering here in Lancashire and the North-West.

“If you take the overall figure, there are 71,000 more people in work.

“The North-West has done better than any other area in the country in training and employing almost 300,000 apprentices.

“There are good signs of recovery here.

“In terms of Rolls Royce, obviously any job loss is disappointing but if you look across what’s happening in the aerospace sector with BAE Systems and other companies, there’s good growth taking place across the North-West.

“There is a very exciting expansion of BAE Systems in Lancashire and I know that there keen to take some of the people Rolls Royce might be letting go.

“Overall in aerospace in Lancashire I think the picture is good one.”

On whether Mr Evans should stand as a Tory in next year’s general election after his acquittal at Preston Crown Court last month on sex assault charges, Mr Cameron said: “That’s very much Nigel’s decision and the decision of the Ribble Valley constituency.

“Obviously, I’m pleased for him that he’s back in the House of Commons as a Conservative MP.

“He’s got great experience having been deputy speaker, and I’m keen to see him continue.”

Mr Harrison said: “I was surprised and pleased to get the card. I don’t think I’ll be taking it out showing it around. I’ll just keep it safe.

“I haven’t made my mind up how I’ll vote.”

Ms Morris said: “After 18 years, I think it’s about time he bought another bed. I’d be happy to take the order from him.”

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12:39pm Sat 17 May 14

shytalk says...

In Lancashire Cameron is as welcome as a **** in a space suit
In Lancashire Cameron is as welcome as a **** in a space suit shytalk
  • Score: 5

1:08pm Sat 17 May 14

beefnonion says...

Hope the mattress isn't as old as the bed - the dirty git!
Hope the mattress isn't as old as the bed - the dirty git! beefnonion
  • Score: 2

1:34pm Sat 17 May 14

peely says...

Pathetic !
Pathetic ! peely
  • Score: 4

4:39pm Sat 17 May 14

moxhie says...

Cameron promised that his government had an economic plan that would spread wealth and prosperity to the North-West. .

Strange he didn't say what it was whilst he was up in the North-West .
Cameron promised that his government had an economic plan that would spread wealth and prosperity to the North-West. . Strange he didn't say what it was whilst he was up in the North-West . moxhie
  • Score: 3

7:57am Sun 18 May 14

jenkinsroy says...

DAVID Cameron LOOK OUT!
You better put a hard hat on here
you and you party mate the lib dem will be out
in MAY never mine 2015 election OUT NOW.
We round here have had all we can take of your cuts and back door
deals to make money for your party.
And also this man Mr Evans should be on the dole not in a job he as a criminal record now and should not be in politics any more.???
This is another reason to get rid of your party NOW round
here this show you do not give a toss about us out here.
You think you are NOT accountable for your action but I can tell
you are AND YOU BETTER NOT FORGET IT.
AND all your party must not forget it has well including your lib dem
partners in crime .
Also have did you talk to our local M.P. in PENDLE and congratulated
him on his NEW job at Rolls Royce’s I bet you didn't .
have you had words with your party member which you ask I mean them
under investigation for wrongdoings or did you forget about them.???
Are you getting the point of this comment NOW you lot cannot be trusted
any more your back door dealing / cut that do not have to be made/
planning requests granted on the grounds that your party get something
out of it / and you are going still to reinstate a M.P. with a criminal
record /and your party members claiming expenses illegally of the
taxpayer and all you do in the house is sit there and blame LABOUR
when it is your fault by letting them get away with it .
I COULD GO ON BUT BUT I HAVE TO GO AROUND THE BACK OF A
SUPERMARKET FOR SOME FOOD FOR TODAY LEFT OVER IN THERE
BINS YOU AND YOUR RICH MATES IN GOVERNMENT DO NOT SEE
THE REAL PICTURE THEY SAY BUT I FOR ONE KNOW YOU LOT IN
GOVERNMENT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING ON .??
YOU JUST DO NOT GIVE A TOSS ABOUT THIS COUNTY OR THE PEOPLE IN IT .
DAVID Cameron LOOK OUT! You better put a hard hat on here you and you party mate the lib dem will be out in MAY never mine 2015 election OUT NOW. We round here have had all we can take of your cuts and back door deals to make money for your party. And also this man Mr Evans should be on the dole not in a job he as a criminal record now and should not be in politics any more.??? This is another reason to get rid of your party NOW round here this show you do not give a toss about us out here. You think you are NOT accountable for your action but I can tell you are AND YOU BETTER NOT FORGET IT. AND all your party must not forget it has well including your lib dem partners in crime . Also have did you talk to our local M.P. in PENDLE and congratulated him on his NEW job at Rolls Royce’s I bet you didn't . have you had words with your party member which you ask I mean them under investigation for wrongdoings or did you forget about them.??? Are you getting the point of this comment NOW you lot cannot be trusted any more your back door dealing / cut that do not have to be made/ planning requests granted on the grounds that your party get something out of it / and you are going still to reinstate a M.P. with a criminal record /and your party members claiming expenses illegally of the taxpayer and all you do in the house is sit there and blame LABOUR when it is your fault by letting them get away with it . I COULD GO ON BUT BUT I HAVE TO GO AROUND THE BACK OF A SUPERMARKET FOR SOME FOOD FOR TODAY LEFT OVER IN THERE BINS YOU AND YOUR RICH MATES IN GOVERNMENT DO NOT SEE THE REAL PICTURE THEY SAY BUT I FOR ONE KNOW YOU LOT IN GOVERNMENT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING ON .?? YOU JUST DO NOT GIVE A TOSS ABOUT THIS COUNTY OR THE PEOPLE IN IT . jenkinsroy
  • Score: 0

7:35pm Sun 18 May 14

kingbilly says...

jenkinsroy wrote:
DAVID Cameron LOOK OUT!
You better put a hard hat on here
you and you party mate the lib dem will be out
in MAY never mine 2015 election OUT NOW.
We round here have had all we can take of your cuts and back door
deals to make money for your party.
And also this man Mr Evans should be on the dole not in a job he as a criminal record now and should not be in politics any more.???
This is another reason to get rid of your party NOW round
here this show you do not give a toss about us out here.
You think you are NOT accountable for your action but I can tell
you are AND YOU BETTER NOT FORGET IT.
AND all your party must not forget it has well including your lib dem
partners in crime .
Also have did you talk to our local M.P. in PENDLE and congratulated
him on his NEW job at Rolls Royce’s I bet you didn't .
have you had words with your party member which you ask I mean them
under investigation for wrongdoings or did you forget about them.???
Are you getting the point of this comment NOW you lot cannot be trusted
any more your back door dealing / cut that do not have to be made/
planning requests granted on the grounds that your party get something
out of it / and you are going still to reinstate a M.P. with a criminal
record /and your party members claiming expenses illegally of the
taxpayer and all you do in the house is sit there and blame LABOUR
when it is your fault by letting them get away with it .
I COULD GO ON BUT BUT I HAVE TO GO AROUND THE BACK OF A
SUPERMARKET FOR SOME FOOD FOR TODAY LEFT OVER IN THERE
BINS YOU AND YOUR RICH MATES IN GOVERNMENT DO NOT SEE
THE REAL PICTURE THEY SAY BUT I FOR ONE KNOW YOU LOT IN
GOVERNMENT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING ON .??
YOU JUST DO NOT GIVE A TOSS ABOUT THIS COUNTY OR THE PEOPLE IN IT .
well said he is more evil,than hitler
[quote][p][bold]jenkinsroy[/bold] wrote: DAVID Cameron LOOK OUT! You better put a hard hat on here you and you party mate the lib dem will be out in MAY never mine 2015 election OUT NOW. We round here have had all we can take of your cuts and back door deals to make money for your party. And also this man Mr Evans should be on the dole not in a job he as a criminal record now and should not be in politics any more.??? This is another reason to get rid of your party NOW round here this show you do not give a toss about us out here. You think you are NOT accountable for your action but I can tell you are AND YOU BETTER NOT FORGET IT. AND all your party must not forget it has well including your lib dem partners in crime . Also have did you talk to our local M.P. in PENDLE and congratulated him on his NEW job at Rolls Royce’s I bet you didn't . have you had words with your party member which you ask I mean them under investigation for wrongdoings or did you forget about them.??? Are you getting the point of this comment NOW you lot cannot be trusted any more your back door dealing / cut that do not have to be made/ planning requests granted on the grounds that your party get something out of it / and you are going still to reinstate a M.P. with a criminal record /and your party members claiming expenses illegally of the taxpayer and all you do in the house is sit there and blame LABOUR when it is your fault by letting them get away with it . I COULD GO ON BUT BUT I HAVE TO GO AROUND THE BACK OF A SUPERMARKET FOR SOME FOOD FOR TODAY LEFT OVER IN THERE BINS YOU AND YOUR RICH MATES IN GOVERNMENT DO NOT SEE THE REAL PICTURE THEY SAY BUT I FOR ONE KNOW YOU LOT IN GOVERNMENT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING ON .?? YOU JUST DO NOT GIVE A TOSS ABOUT THIS COUNTY OR THE PEOPLE IN IT .[/p][/quote]well said he is more evil,than hitler kingbilly
  • Score: 2

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