Sunday, September 20, 2015

David Cameron and the pig

This evening Twitter is alight with news that the new biography of David Cameron by Lord Ashcroft and Isabel Oakeshott alleges that, when a student, the prime minister did something unsavoury with a pig's head.

It's interesting how the people on my timeline who normally moan about the 'Daily Fail' are happy to believe it tonight.

Anyway, I posted the photograph above when I first heard news of the planned biography. Somewhat prophetic, it turns out.

I posted it because Oakeshott's previous book had been a collaboration with Vicky Price. And look how that ended up.

I also wonder whether Ashcroft, who fell out with Cameron after he was not offered the major job he felt he had been promised, is an admirer of Lyndon Baines Johnson.

There is a famous story about LBJ. This version of it comes from a Democratic Underground board:
Legend has it that LBJ, in one of his early congressional campaigns, told one of his aides to spread the story that Johnson's opponent fucked pigs. The aide responded "Christ, Lyndon, we can't call the guy a pigfucker. It isn't true." To which LBJ supposedly replied "Of course it ain't true, but I want to make the son-of-a-bitch deny it."


stylescreamer said...

We've already witnessed the extremly distasteful things Cameron will Do for publicity, just more of the same frm a spoilt brat incapable of doing a DECENT job?

Anonymous said...

I have no idea why anyone would speak to Oakeshott anonymously. If we learnt anything about her from the Huhne trial, it's that when push comes to shove she will not protect her sources.

Frank Little said...

I understand that Ashcroft is pushing G.Osborne for the top job. He clearly has not been a regular reader of Private Eye, or he would have known that Osborne is open to salacious reports about his younger private life, backed up by photographs.