Tony Caplin, a crony of David Cameron, is the latest casualty at 10 Downing Street.
Put in charge of a £60 billion quango by the PM himself, he was dramatically fired over Easter after it was revealed that he was declared bankrupt in May 2012 for not paying his taxes.
You might well say that David Cameron is at least accident prone, or most likely a man hard to define.
He seems to have no tangible beliefs in anything apart from what he considers to be politically desirable in order to remain in power.
He surrounds himself with people who are no threat to his leadership and merrily makes statements that in the main do not advance his standing as a political heavyweight.
On the contrary, he pokes his nose in trivial matters that make him look ridiculous and out of touch with real issues that concern the nation.
Expediency to him is more important than principles. He changes tact and embellishes a policy which he believes will win him votes.
In fact, despite being the head of a coalition government that is likely to run its proper course, he still remains an unknown quantity and is only credible up to a point. That’s thanks to a Labour party who are yet to learn historical lessons as opposed to dogmatic policies that have passed their sell by date.
Jan Moir writing in the Daily Mail on Good Friday described, in my opinion, what the majority of people think but are reluctant to say for fear of appearing to be letting the side down as far as the Conservative party is concerned.
Here’s what she had to say:
‘I know that David Cameron needs some quality time with his family. I know that his hairless knees and hideous curd-coloured calves need their annual airing before they petrify, like tree stumps, under his Westminster suits.
I know he believes in God, even if God might have a job believing in him.
Yet the fact that he is out in Lanzarote does fill me with foreboding. With UKIP marching on his flanks, jets being readied for Russia, an election in the offing and the Scots massing on the border, I hope he knows what he’s doing.
It is nice that he can relax – but can we?’
Of course we can’t. There are many other things that I personally find disturbing. How can he pretend to be religious when he made a mockery of the sanctity of marriage by championing the gay marriage legislation?
Simon Heffer, whose views I respect, wrote the following in his column on Saturday:
‘Does the emergence of David Cameron as a religious figure – something unknown when, against the teaching of all known churches, he spearheaded the case of homosexual marriage – have anything to do with the imminence of the euro-elections, and the realisation that many traditional Tories won’t be voting Conservative?
I’m reminded of an old Private Eye cover, just before the 1979 election, showing James Callaghan, the then prime minister, and two of his grandchildren. One says: “I didn’t know Granddad believed in God.” The other replies: “Once every five years he does.”
Mr Cameron’s cynicism is nauseating, and I trust no one is taken in by it.’
This religious fakery of having the cake and eating it is appalling to say the least.
Even Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is having sleepless nights over gay marriage while Lord Carey, the former Archbishop, in a hard hitting article accuses politicians of having treated shabbily the sanctity of marriage.
Yet David Cameron seems to be proud of all his misdeeds and expects the public to catapult the Conservatives to a new mandate under his leadership.
Dream on, I say, for the omens are not encouraging.