Sunday, March 04, 2007

The picture they tried to suppress


David Cameron's supporters are going to extraordinary lengths to suppress a picture of him with fellow members of the elite Bullingdon dining club whilst he was a student at Oxford.


The Daily Telegraph described it thus, "The Bullingdon modus operandi is to book a restaurant under a false name, smash it up, and throw large amounts of money at the upset owners — a form of behaviour which dates back to Victorian times." Sounds like a few ASBO's would have sorted them out.


Now the offending picture of Cameron has been "withdrawn", and in desperation the BBC has had a rather fuzzy impression drafted. No such inhibitions here. Check out the Malcolm Redfellow site (where I got the picture) for a full breakdown of those also in the frame.


As Peter Hitchins told Newsnight, "I think it tells us something about David Cameron that he doesn't much want us to know, that he is not the ordinary bloke that he claims to be. That he is actually much grander and much more aristocratic than he has made out."

8 comments:

miketually said...

I'd never have thought Eton- and Oxford-educated was anything other than a working class hero had I not seen that photgraph. At least he's not making rude hand gestures...

Johnny Norfolk said...

What a pathetic story is this all you have to comment on. Try sorting out your own party before you just slag off others. New Labour New Nasty.

ian holme said...

raw nerve by any chance Johnny?!

Seem to remember the tories were very keen to stress the working class/council estate roots of some of their higher profile members (davis davies?)

Therefore it is only fair to know the background of someone who hopes to be Prime Minister one day........

miketually said...

Are there any stats on the backgrounds of MPs? I'd imagine that there's a higher than average proportion of privately-educated MPs, on both sides of the House.

miketually said...

Didn't the BBc have to get the artist's impression made because the photographers who took the photo withdrew permission for all their school photo work to be used, so the BBC would have been in breach of the copyright law by displaying the image?

In fact, anyone publishing the image is in beach of copyright law...

miketually said...

I just came across the Bullingdon Club Matching Pairs Game (1987 Edition). Thought you might enjoy it.

townliar.com said...

I enjoyed it Mike, whys the flock of seagulls singer in with the mix?

angry mum said...

Its a scandal that all these men from private schools and posh unis run the country. labour should make private education illegal in this country it's sickening that toffs can pay to send their kids to nice schools while all the rest of us have to make do with the comps

Angry mum