A small but telling tale from Sarah Sands’ vomit-inducing obsequy ‘David Cameron: Born and bred to rule‘ in the Evening Standard.
In a style reminiscent of Private Eye’s Sylvie Krin and without a hint of irony, Sands cites this as an example of how our Dave stands up to racists.
In James Hanning and Francis Elliott’s biography of Cameron, the authors quote an Eton contemporary who was being bullied because he was Jewish. The bullied boy, now a City figure, said: “Cameron was very mature. He didn’t get angry with them ( the bullies) or punish them, because then they would have taken it out on me. Dave said, ‘It’s beneath you both to behave like this’. He was giving half the blame to me, you see, which I now understand was quite brilliant.”
Great! Not only blame the victim but get the victim to praise you for it (and, years later, find a hagiographer to serve as second).
Next stop: Victorian levels of poverty. When they say “Back To Basics”, that means very basic indeed. Workhouses: a fine institution much maligned by liberals … that’s small-l liberals, of course. Cap-L Liberals are now on-side.
Note to Alan Rusbridger and The Guardian: Ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaahhhh (stop, I’m having a heart attack.) Ha ha ha ha hahhhh …
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