Monday, February 21, 2011

He wants to live like common people

One of Cameron's most sensitive issues is his own, rather privileged background. To be fair to him, he's never had to mix with 'ordinary' people and, by a number of accounts, he is uncomfortable with those who are not perceived as his social or economic equals. As the New Statesman points out, a poll in 2009 found that only 38% of people thought he was in touch and David Davis pointed out that Dave and Gideon "don't actually come from backgrounds where they had to scrape for the last penny at the end of the week." A website is dedicating itself to finding those pictures of Dave looking completely at home amongst us ordinary folk.

You'll never live like common people,
you'll never do what common people do,
you'll never fail like common people,
you'll never watch your life
slide out of view,
and dance and drink and screw,
because there's nothing else to do.

Sing along with the common people,
sing along and it might just get you through,
laugh along with the common people,
laugh along even though they're laughing at you,
and the stupid things that you do.
Because you think that poor is cool.

Common People, Pulp

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