The upper class can kiss my…

By DeusExMacintosh

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Tory leader David Cameron has defended expenses claims for his second home and said he would do the job for “half the money, twice the money or no money”.

But Mr Cameron denied he had used the expenses row as a way to get rid of long-serving “grandees” in his party. He told BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show: “What we have done is not perfect but at least we have paid the money back.”

Mr Cameron also said he had called for future MPs’ expenses to be published without blacking out large sections.

The Conservative leader has been the subject of press reports about his claims for mortgage interest on his constituency home in Witney, Oxfordshire. But he insisted that he was in politics to serve the public and said he hated the fact that UK politics had been “dragged through the mud”.

BBC News

That’s right, the old Etonian millionaire-of-the-people is in it for the satisfaction of public service.

And there’s more news of the meritocracy…

Prince William has been made an honorary barrister – but promised not to practise, “except for the odd speeding ticket”. In a ceremony at London’s Middle Temple he was also called to the Bench, the ancient Inns of Court’s governing body.

His “proud grandmother”, the Queen, who could not attend because of another engagement, sent her good wishes…

The second-in-line to the throne is the sixth member of the Royal Family to be made a Royal Bencher, following in the footsteps of the Queen Mother, and his mother Diana, Princess of Wales.

BBC News

Congratulations, you were BORN! Well done! What an achievement.

4 Comments

  1. Posted July 17, 2009 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    I might be wrong John, but I reckon you have an aristo festish.

  2. John Greenfield
    Posted July 17, 2009 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Adrien

    Actually, it’s called “having a clue”, period. 😉

  3. Patrick
    Posted July 17, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    ‘Personally I reckon the Republic is inevitable. And I think we should take a looong time to design it.’
    Amen to that. I couldn’t believe last time how we were going to rush out this dandy republic that wouldn’t change anything at all of our largely unwritten system of government…my arse!

    Then I worked out that we were only doing it this way because a) it gave Howard the best shot at defeating it, and b) the latte set were so happy to be doing something (‘really meaningful’)quickly that they didn’t notice (or perhaps were too stupid to notice in the first place) that they were getting stitched up.

  4. Posted July 18, 2009 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Then I worked out that we were only doing it this way because a) it gave Howard the best shot at defeating it, and b) the latte set were so happy to be doing something (’really meaningful’)quickly that they didn’t notice (or perhaps were too stupid to notice in the first place) that they were getting stitched up.
    .
    Indeed. Howard played that one brilliantly. And people like Turnbull couldn’t see the trees for their own ego.

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