I have a hard time following UK politics. All their leaders look alike to me (except for Boris Johnson) and I *still* don’t understand why mumbling “sinjin” over and over again makes for a convincing argument, even after watching a lot of Christopher Hitchens on tv. But I do like this story:
The news came as David Cameron and George Osborne were seen laughing and joking during a ‘raucous’ meal in an expensive ski resort restaurant hours before figures showed the economy is on the brink of an unprecedented triple-dip recession.
Ben Stewart from Greenpeace was dining in the same restaurant, and likened the scene to the ultra-exclusive Bullingdon Club at Oxford University of which Mr Osborne, Mr Cameron and Mr Johnson were all members.
He told MailOnline: ‘It was all good Bullingdon stuff. It was “Oh Boris this, Boris that”, with lots of raucous laughter.
‘I did assume that maybe I needed to phone someone in the City and say “I bet the GDP figures are good”.
‘I asked Osborne about a triple dip recession and he made a face like he was swallowing a wasp and then said “no comment”.’
The Bullingdon club:
The Bullingdon Club is an exclusive society at Oxford University, noted for its grand banquets and boisterous rituals, such as ‘trashing’ of restaurants and college rooms.
The Club’s modus operandi has often been to book a private dining room under an assumed name, as most restaurateurs are wary of the Club’s reputation for causing considerable drunken damage during the course of dinner.
I guess it’s nice to know that we’re not the only country in the world that is often ruled by douchetastic frat boy types.