Cameron’s Invisible Veneer

Rant at the Independent after a BBC Radio 4 interview questioned the difference between rioting youths and the destructive and arrogant behaviour of his Bullingdon Club days:

Sirs,

So, David Cameron is made to feel uncomfortable in a BBC interview that asks about his Bullingdon Club past, and replied that we all make mistakes in our youth that we regret.

No we “all” didn’t!

Cameron is in no position to judge the morality of others, since the entirety of his moral position is a manufactured PR image. The true Cameron *is* the infamous Bullingdon photograph. That is all there is, all there ever has been and all there ever will be. His discomfort at answering questions about his Bullingdon past has nothing to do with embarrassment or regret, but everything to do with his failure to come up with a plausible excuse.

Blair was well known for being ambition wrapped in a thin veneer of caring, Brown’s was even thinner. Cameron has dispensed with the veneer entirely.

Yours,

Paul Harper

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