Is this the sort of man that we want to lead us? Or shall we go for something like this:
The Crewe by-election is extracting the best and worst from the British psyche. The British working classes worship Royalty and the upper classes, yet at the same time they bemoan the fact that they (the toffs) are out of touch with the average working man.
They (the workers) have a chronic inferiority complex and will always defer to anyone who speaks with a “posh” accent but like to think “we’re all the same really”. We are not all the same.
Let’s just spell it out: The working class cannot produce a leader. The working class has only ever produced a handful of decent Members of Parliament and the majority of those attended either Oxford or Cambridge.
Most working class people have neither the vocabulary nor the intellect to lead others and they badly need someone to look up to. Generalisation? You bet it is.
Likewise, the toffs are all chinless wonders with lots of dosh, even the thick ones get to University because they can pay for it and they don’t know what it’s like to be broke. Another generalisation? Yup.
We need leaders who can communicate and who don’t regard politics as a nice little earner. That is a very strong argument for politicians who are of independent means and who , on being elected, will not rip off the system because they have just discovered the triple concepts of the “second home”, red wine at more than £3.99 a bottle and researcher-shagging.
At the other extreme, we have the Pot-noodle eating, tattooed Chav who cannot string a whole sentence together and who is extremely stupid. He thinks that the current MPs salary is a fortune and if elected as MP, will make the most of his perks because, deep down, he aspires to be a toff. After all , he is equipped – he has a Burberry baseball cap!
The choice is ours.
Edward Timpson is a good bloke and will make an excellent Member of Parliament. So his family is loaded. So what? We would all like to be loaded. Those of you who are currently in the financial shit are there because over the last few years of New Labours “virtual” plenty, you were given the opportunity to think that you were loaded. Like a toff.
Labour supporters and canvassers in Crewe are dressing up like toffs in the vain hope that somehow we will all laugh with them. No we won’t. They are all making themselves look like dicks and should stop it.
Spygun was born with a plastic spoon in his mouth and being of European rather than English extraction is mildly amused by the Tom and Jerry antics of the British classes.
Let a semi-outsider spell it out for you: If an individual speaks with an accent; for example a Birmingham, Yorkshire or Welsh accent – he is not necessarily either thick nor working class. Conversely, someone who speaks with a public school accent ( the one where all the words are pronounced properly and arranged into sentences), he or she is not necessarily rich and superior.
We do make lots of assumptions based on too little knowledge. For instance, if someone speaks with a French accent, they are not necessarily a homosexual, garlic-chewing surrender monkey. Mind you…………………
Nearly forgot – this is what we have at the moment:
p.s. Look at Blair’s right hand in the top photo. That confirms it! They are a right bunch.
If you answer YES to TWO of these questions, you are a toff:
1. Have you ever said “Gosh”?
2. Have you ever been to pony camp?
3. Do you know where Antibes and Deauville are?
4. Have you ever read the Tatler?
5. Do your parents have an Aga?
6. Have you been to Cowdray Park?
7. Does your house have a library?
8. Is there a tiara in your family?
9. Can you use a bidet properly?
10. Have you been to Henley and Glyndebourne?
11. Could you go straight to Harrods food hall?
12. Have you ever seen the inside of a Range Rover?
13. Does your name end with the letter “a”?
14. Have you ever found lead shot in your food?
15. Do you have HRH before your name?