Out of touch ‘toffs’.
Posted by Big John on April 25, 2012
So Tory ‘toffs’ Dave and George have been labled by one of their own backbench MPs as .. “two arrogant posh boys who show no remorse, no contrition and no passion to want to understand the lives of others.”
Blimey ! .. Did anyone ever doubt it ?
It’s nothing new. Our governments have nearly always been led by the ‘poshest’ of the ‘posh’. In fact up until the early 20th century every Prime Minister was a member of the elite aristocratic class, and you can bet your life that none of those Dukes, Earls and Marquesses would have known the price of a pint of milk.
It’s probably true that the Battle of Waterloo was “won on the playing-fields of Eton” and even more true that the governing of this country has often been planned from ‘behind it’s bike-sheds’.
Although I would like to see a Prime Minister who had been in a ‘proper’ job at some time, I feel that it is more important that he should be an experienced ‘statesman’ who inspires confidence, and not one like “relaxed” Dave, who after a turbulent month has vowed to …
… “learn some important lessons” !