Monday, March 05, 2012

New Cameron Statement: 'I Did Not Have Sex With That Horse, Miss Raisa'

Hey, why not? After a week of ever-changing stories plus his desperate desire to be seen taking on mostly mythical right-wing extremists, who'd bet against him announcing he was involved in a stable relationship?

There's the obvious point that this last week of farce proves yet again that, no, The Dave is not a political genius, but it also exposes another myth. The Dave isn't a victim of inverted snobbery any more than Diane Abbot is a victim of racism. Forget the specifics, consider the general point: The Dave arranged for a public body to supply some pals of his with public resources, then made use of them himself. That'd still be corrupt even if he was scoring free tickets for the dog track or cans of Special Brew.

Apparently, we misheard: he actually said he was the heir to Cherie Blair.

His problem isn't that he looks like a toff, it's that he looks like what he is: an entitled brat who treats the nation's resources like his own toy box. Compared to giving foreign aid to Argentina or destroying the Libyan government with no idea what to replace it with, using the Met as his own personal stable probably counts as letting Britain off lightly.

2 comments:

Henry Crun said...

Forgive me if I'm wrong here, but wasn't the police horse in question retired? Which means if Ms Brooks hadn't stabled said horse, public funds would have been required to keep it until it was ready for the glue factory.

Can't see how Dave would have had any influence over the Met's decision to retire the horse when Tony's favoured commisioner Sir Ian of namesake was in charge at the time.

Strikes ne that the press and others are living up to the adage that there's no molehill small enough that you can't make a mountain of it.

Anonymous said...

"The Dave arranged for a public body to supply some pals of his with public resources, then made use of them himself."
Old police horse are not a resource they are a cost - unless you think they should be sold for dog food.
(And if you want to be the person responsible for the policy, I would guess
that you would have no competition for that role).