For the past few days the media has been abuzz with the news leaked by former Tory Party donor Lord Ashcroft in an unofficial biography “Call me Dave” that our Prime Minister David Cameron took part in a rather questionable initiation ceremony at the Piers Gaveston club during his time at university; sticking a “private part” of his anatomy inside the head of a dead pig. Ashcroft had admitted that he did have a grudge against the Prime Minister having been passed over for a significant job within the government but states that his allegations were not motivated purely by a desire to “settle the score”.
At first the people at Number 10 Downing Street released the statement that David Cameron was refusing to dignify these allegations with a response; a few days later they became more specific in their denial saying they were absolutely not true and utter nonsense and that David Cameron was not even a member of the club to begin with.
The official spokeswoman for the Prime Minister has said that there is a belief amongst the party that Ashcroft made these allegations due to being fueled by a desire for revenge. Downing street has also refused to confirm or deny whether or not David Cameron is going to sue Lord Ashcroft for libel or whether or not the PM knew about Ashcroft’s non-domicilled tax status before it was revealed publicly. Members of the labor party are pressuring the Prime Minister in order to confirm or deny this.
The biography is set to also delve further into David Cameron’s somewhat questionable activities that he took part in during his time at university, that included drug taking.
Whether or not the event actually took place, the internet has been abuzz with rumors, memes and debates on the subject. But it does make a person wonder, if these are the accusations of a scorned man or someone who wants the public to know exactly the sort of man who is running the country.
A person could argue that whilst said initiation ceremony was a disgusting one; it was at a time when he was young and was studying, a time where most young people get up to activities that they look back on with a mixture of fond memories and embarrassment; so even if the events did occur is it really right to penalize someone for an error from their younger days?
Then again as Prime Minister we as the public do have a right to have someone with common sense leading the country; someone who is a good role model for the young. Whatever side of the debate you are on; I sense that David Cameron is going to have to stay away from farms for the foreseeable future…