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.