WATCH our attack video: David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners

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“The Tory leader is furious that Labour campaigners around the country are telling the elderly that their free bus passes and winter fuel payments would go if the Conservatives were elected”, reported The Telegraph in March. Cameron slammed the “appalling people” with the temerity to suggest that he wasn’t being straight with pensioners:

“You know you are getting letters from the Labour Party that say the Conservatives would cut the winter fuel allowance, would cut the free bus travel … These statements by Labour are quite simply lies. I don’t use the word ‘lie’ very often, but I am using it today because they are lies.” – David Cameron, 23 March

Dave from marketing returned to this theme during Sky News’ televised debate on 22 April, telling viewers suggestions the Tories would slash entitlements to Winter fuel payments, pension credits and free bus passes were “pure and simple lies”.

“We will keep the pension credit, we’ll keep the winter fuel allowance, we’ll keep the free bus pass. Those leaflets you have been getting from Labour, the letters you have been getting from Labour are pure and simple lies.” – David Cameron, 22 April

The pledges have already been cast as a David Cameron “read my lips” moment. But we thought the cynical mock outrage with which he delivered these fibs merited an attack video. “Pure and simple lies”, Dave?

Free bus passes at 60? Don’t count on it. The pension credit? Chris Grayling wants them “phased out”. Winter fuel payments? Restricted and cut.

Same old Tories. Same old lies.

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  1. WATCH our attack video –> David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

  2. RT @psbook: WATCH our attack video –> David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

  3. RT David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners video http://is.gd/eP4YK – Labour knew; they were right then, and are right now!

  4. RT @psbook: WATCH our attack video –> David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

  5. RT @psbook: WATCH our attack video –> David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

  6. RT @psbook WATCH our attack video –> David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

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  8. RT @mydavidcameron: Short but brilliant video from @psbook: David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

  9. RT @BevaniteEllie: RT @psbook WATCH our attack video –> David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

  10. Fatbury says:

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  11. RT @BevaniteEllie: RT @psbook WATCH our attack video –> David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

  12. Fenrir says:

    RT @BevaniteEllie: RT @psbook David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK <<Labours pure and simple lies to all

  13. RT @andyprg: Video: David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners | Political Scrapbook http://is.gd/eP4YK

  14. RT @BevaniteEllie: RT @psbook WATCH our attack video –> David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

  15. RT @BevaniteEllie: RT @psbook WATCH our attack video –> David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

  16. WATCH the @psbook attack video –> David Cameron’s “pure and simple lies” to pensioners: http://is.gd/eP4YK

  17. RT @mydavidcameron: Short but brilliant video from @psbook: David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

  18. RT @psbook: WATCH our attack video –> David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

  19. Tom King says:

    RT @psbook: WATCH our attack video –> David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

  20. RT @psbook: WATCH our attack video –> David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

  21. @johnprescott We finally got round to doing that attack video! http://is.gd/eP4YK

  22. RT @psbook: WATCH our attack video –> David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

  23. RT @mydavidcameron: Short but brilliant video from @psbook: David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

  24. The @psbook blog has launched a video attacking Cameron on pensioner benefits http://is.gd/eP4YK

  25. RT @mydavidcameron: Short but brilliant video from @psbook: David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

  26. RT @mydavidcameron: Short but brilliant video from @psbook: David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

  27. RT @TimMontgomerie: The @psbook blog has launched a video attacking Cameron on pensioner benefits http://is.gd/eP4YK

  28. Stephen says:

    RT @timmontgomerie: The @psbook blog has launched a video attacking Cameron on pensioner benefits http://is.gd/eP4YK

  29. RT @mydavidcameron: Short but brilliant video from @psbook: David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

  30. RT @psbook: WATCH our attack video –> David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

  31. RT @mydavidcameron: Short but brilliant video from @psbook: David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

  32. You know it’s a Coalition rather than Conservative government, right? All pledges are off in the name of compromise… this is what you get with the hung parliament that “most people wanted”.

  33. Another video unearthed by @psbook of Cameron lying to pensioners abt winter fuel allowance http://is.gd/eP4YK

  34. RT @sunny_hundal: Another video unearthed by @psbook of Cameron lying to pensioners abt winter fuel allowance http://is.gd/eP4YK

  35. Alys Tarr says:

    RT @sunny_hundal: Another video unearthed by @psbook of Cameron lying to pensioners abt winter fuel allowance http://is.gd/eP4YK

  36. RT @sunny_hundal: Another video unearthed by @psbook of Cameron lying to pensioners abt winter fuel allowance http://is.gd/eP4YK

  37. RT @sunny_hundal: Another video unearthed by @psbook of Cameron lying to pensioners abt winter fuel allowance http://is.gd/eP4YK

  38. James Taggart says:

    Can’t really find the evidence to back up your claims in the links provided.

    I’m gonna go ahead and label this a Fail.

  39. James: Dizzy tries this line of argument. See our responses in the comments there:

    http://dizzythinks.net/2010/09/lies-and-more-lies-everywhere.html

  40. Video: David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners … http://bit.ly/am1WOx

  41. 'Read his lips' indeed! – RT @psbook: WATCH our attack video: David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners # http://bit.ly/c2Xuni

  42. RT @psbook: WATCH our attack video: David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners # http://bit.ly/c2Xuni

  43. RT @psbook: WATCH our attack video –> David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners http://is.gd/eP4YK

  44. Bob Piper says:

    Ive just pointed out this quote from Cameron in the Daily Mail to dizzy.

    At his monthly press conference, he said: ‘We will keep what we inherit in all these areas.

    ‘All these things that Labour are saying are complete and utter lies, and they know it too.

    Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1260060/David-Cameron-accuses-Labour-lying-free-bus-pass-cut-claims.html

  45. Laura says:

    Video: David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners …: Impatient? Click here to jump straight to the vid… http://bit.ly/bNL4DZ

  46. Video: David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners … http://bit.ly/cRgkE1

  47. RT @psbook: WATCH our attack video: David Cameron's "pure and simple lies" to pensioners # http://bit.ly/c2Xuni

  48. Dave pledging it up Tory old skool style http://j.mp/bibxHl

  49. John Nor says:

    RT @sunny_hundal: Another video unearthed by @psbook of Cameron lying to pensioners abt winter fuel allowance http://is.gd/eP4YK

  50. RT @sunny_hundal: Another video unearthed by @psbook of Cameron lying to pensioners abt winter fuel allowance http://is.gd/eP4YK

  51. RT @sunny_hundal: Another video unearthed by @psbook of Cameron lying to pensioners abt winter fuel allowance http://is.gd/eP4YK

  52. RT @sunny_hundal: Another video unearthed by @psbook of Cameron lying to pensioners abt winter fuel allowance http://is.gd/eP4YK

  53. @Markfergusonuk @alystarrzan Here is said video! http://is.gd/eP4YK

  54. [...] Further down the list and marginally less egregious: Cameron denouncing as “Labour lies” any suggestion that the Tories would restrict bus passes for the elderly, cut the Winter Fuel allowance, or get rid of the pension credit. After promising to protect all these things on national television, the Coalition has done the exact opposite. [...]

  55. [...] 1. The stupendous Lib Dem betrayal on tuition fees. From categorical pledges to oppose all fee rises, to backing a lifting of the cap to £9,000 a year. Quite spectacular, and utterly impossible to hide. 2. Further down the list and marginally less egregious: Cameron denouncing as “Labour lies” any suggestion that the Tories would restrict bus passes for the elderly, cut the Winter Fuel allowance, or get rid of the pension credit. After promising to protect all these things on national television, the Coalition has done the exact opposite. [...]

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