Thursday, May 13, 2010

Old school reunion

Contrary to what some people believe, I'm not a class warrior, and this apart, I'm generally feeling pretty positive about the Cameron-Clegg coalition thus far. But there must be some truth in the suggestion that the two former public schoolboys' shared social background made it easier for them to deal with eachother than with gruff old, state school educated Gordon, and this spoof report from the Daily Mash hits the nail on the head.

The coalition deal was finally sealed yesterday evening during a hastily arranged phone call between David Cameron and Nick Clegg where they compared notes on the daughters of minor aristocrats that they had felt up at charity balls in the 1980s.

The Prime Minister's spokesman said: "We knew we had a workable, four-year deal when David and Nick both realised they had probably fingered the Hon. Charlotte Brampton during the same Henley Regatta."
Sheer, er, class.

free web site hit counter


Ted Foan said...

What is funny is all the wounded Labour luvvies who have seen their dreams of a permanent socialist paradise shattered now reverting to these puerile and, frankly, sad attacks on Cameron and Clegg's so-called "class". The only people who perpetuate the class system are these same luvvies. Time to re-think what you are in politics for. Do you really want a society that is more equal or do you just want to continue with the Labour client state? Make your mind up time.

But please don't just spout on about "progressive politics"!

Stephen Rouse said...

"puerile and, frankly, sad attacks on Cameron and Clegg's so-called 'class'"

Firstly, as a soft public schoolboy myself, I thought it was pretty funny.

Secondly, it's nothing to do with class, it's what you do thereafter. The left's greatest intellectual hero is an old Etonian. But once he left school, George Orwell made a deliberate effort to understand those less fortunate than him. He lived among them and he wrote brilliantly to expose their plight. Show me the David Cameron essay with the empathy, the insight and the passion of "The Spike". Cameron's concept of Down and Out in Paris and London would be travelling second-class on Eurostar. That's why he is mocked - not because of where he went to school.

G Eagle Esq said...

Perhaps Paul might profitably reconsider his suggestion that such an unPleasant "Spoof" is :

"Sheer, er, class"

How would Paul like it if a National NEWS-Paper published such unTruths about his Youthful acquaintance with "Charlotte Brampton"

Back to the Port