David Cameron could best be described as an able swimmer on the verge of drowning. He seems to have lost his memory by omitting certain aspects of his tax returns which unfortunately lack the transparency he has so often championed in his campaign to rally the nation against those who deliberately avoid paying UK tax.
The prime minister is finding himself in the worst crisis of his career: his own party is seriously divided and those once close to him are determined to defeat the government in its quest to remain part of the EU.
The rebellion within his ranks is gaining momentum as the date of the Referendum approaches and more people are joining the Brexit campaign. Their aim is to dump Europe and, they claim, to free Britain from Brussels’ dictate which they consider to be overburdening the British economy and lumbering us with open borders and levels of immigration which are, at present, paralysing the European continent.
The attacks on the prime minister do not, in essence, accuse him of tax evasion; they are attempts to muddy the waters so as to put his credibility in doubt as he struggles to keep the nation part of the EU. I suspect that the electorate as a whole supports his determination to stay in Europe with the emphasis that Britain is today the only nation that could bring about the reforms needed to make the union a force to reckon with in a world riven by conflict and perilous instability.
My humble opinion is that despite his misjudgement at times, David Cameron is our best bet to weather the current storm. I can see no replacement within the ranks of the Conservative Party who will fare more convincingly than the battling PM as his fighting spirit remains indomitably unshakable.