The Barclay Brother Beano carries an unsurprising post election piece, headlined thus:
Start behaving more like Nigel Farage and less like a ‘public school toff’, David Cameron told
David Cameron should behave more like Nigel Farage and less like a “public school toff”, according to the Prime Minister’s former local council leader.
The suggestion from Keith Mitchell, former leader of Oxfordshire County Council, underlines the depressingly shallow mindset of the Conservatives. Instead of enjoining Cameron to start behaving like a conservative (which he isn’t) and pursue policies that people in the country want to see (which he won’t), the solution proposed to win public support is to mimic the behaviour of the party whose support among the total electorate in last week’s elections was 6.5%.
Clearly Mr Mitchell hasn’t put very much thought into this. The mental image of Cameron knocking back pints, smoking cigarettes and chasing younger women around is too much to deal with. Far better that we have Cameron behaving like the aloof, ignorant, social democrat enemy of representative democracy that he is, so support for him and his band of self serving Europlastics continues to decline.