Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM – David Cameron has angrily denied claims from the Liberal Democrats that he has admitted he will not secure a majority at the election. The Lib Dem peer Lord (Paul) Scriven took to Twitter earlier today saying the Prime Minister was “lying” about his chances in the election.
So Cameron has taken to lying on Tory Maj. @nick_clegg told me that Cameron privately admitted to him that the Tories won’t win a majority
— Paul Scriven (@Paulscriven) May 4, 2015
Scriven claimed Cameron told Clegg that he would not secure a majority when the two were together in March. The peer said he had now come forward because of an article he read in the Daily Telegraph in which Cameron claimed he could win.
Appearing on the Victoria Derbyshire Show he said: “If David Cameron is going to lie when he knows in his heart of hearts his private polls are showing that the British people are likely to give no party an overall majority, then so be it.”
“I don’t take back anything I said in the tweet. People are not stupid. The opinion polls show what’s happening, the private opinion polls show what is happening.
“When I read what’s on the front page of the Daily Telegraph, that David Cameron is not telling the truth to try to scare people to vote, then I think that his private feelings do need to be made clear.”
Cameron hit back, telling the Press Association: “I think Nick Clegg is increasingly desperate because he knows the truth, which is there is an inescapable choice. On Thursday people have to choose – would they like me to continue as Prime Minister or do they want Ed Miliband and the SNP, the only other available option?
“My message is if you vote Lib Dem you are in danger of ending up with Ed Miliband, if you vote UKIP you are in danger of ending up with Ed Miliband. It’s only by voting Conservative you can guarantee that I’ll continue as Prime Minister, George Osborne will be back at his desk working on that long-term economic plan.
“And we will continue with the growth and the jobs and the investment like here in Hastings.”
Scriven is known to be close to Nick Clegg as he was his local council leader in Sheffield.