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.