Cameron Speaks

The Tories attempted to remove their 2010 pre-election speeches and press releases from the internet. The robots.txt file got changed to politely ask any web scraping bots to forget any earlier copies of their website. This removed previous copies of their website from many internet archives such as the Wayback Machine. Fortunately the British Library has kept copies..

So, for your convenience, here’s an archive of all the speeches made by David Cameron pre-electon in plain text format.

But what to do with this archive? We decided to build a Markov chain driven Cameron-Bot that spouts nonsense speeches in a barking, authoritative, mechanical voice.

Because that’s what the world needs.

You’re welcome.

Note – We built this a good few months ago, just after the story about the speeches being removed broke, when maybe it would of been more culturally relevant, but never got around to blogging about it. But then again why believe a fucking thing we write.