Okay. #piggate has gone on for long enough and I’ve laughed more than most, so let’s pause for a moment about what it’s all about.
A billionaire ploughed millions into the Tory party and was promised a ministerial job (allegedly) and then didn’t get one. He then proceeds to write a book, outing Cameron as a pig fucker and coke fiend (along with a list of other tawdry activities). This surely raises a bigger question about the power and role money plays in politics. A warning of the risk you face of challenging money after they bank roll you to power.
With no rousing rejection of the story by the press secretaries, it makes me wonder what else this guy has on Cameron and also makes a mockery of Cameron’s tweet that Jeremy Corbyn and Labour are now a threat to national security. What’s more dangerous? A man with a vision of a more just world or a man with a history of being balls deep in a dead animal and potentially being controlled by all who knew?
It was Don Corleone who said keep your friends close but keep your enemies closer. This week we see why. Perhaps David Cameron should have paid more attention to the teachings of the Don.
Cameron might be many things, but a firefighter he is not.
For a start, he would have seen his offices shut at Downing Street and Westminster with the DCLG building being downgraded to a post office. He would have had a reduction in his staff of 20% and his state of the art, chauffeur driven cars would be procured at a much lower spec and spend most of their time in workshops for repair. His suits would now be procured from Primark and he would have had a pay freeze for 6 years. At 48, he would have 12 years left to access his pension, or be just over 7 years away from losing it for failing a fitness test that he has less than 50/50 chance of passing.
Yes Cameron might be many things, cowardly, scheming and duplicitous, but a firefighter he is not. Remember that when you head to the polls.
If you want to know what firefighters really think of Cameron, read this.