A few weeks ago, the Dalai Lama gave an interview to The Spectator where he summed up what he regarded as David Cameron’s policy of not seeing him again, so as to not upset his new friends in Beijing. ‘Money, money, money,’ he said. ‘That’s what this is about. Where is morality?’ A powerful point – and one that we put on the cover of the magazine.
Now YouGov has put his words to the public in an opinion poll, and asked if they are a fair reflection of Cameron’s policy on Tibet and China. The result: 69 per cent said he was right, and just 8 per cent said he was wrong. With President Xi signing deal after deal today, the Dalai Lama can now consider his verdict amply vindicated.