Monday, October 09, 2006
And meanwhile, also from Camp Cameron (not intended as a comment on sexual preference) comes this splendid creature, who I am delighted to have discovered and am shocked to have never encountered before, so fabulously Boris-like are his musings.
In a daringly Nazi-esque piece of profile-raising, the aspiring Tory Jacob Rees-Mogg recently described state-educated people as “potted plants”.
It’s a lovely term, but as a state-educated weed of a human being myself, I haven’t the faintest clue what he means by it. His view seems to be, essentially, that us state school thickos are incapable of being politicians. It's just as well, then, that 52 per cent of would-be Tory MPs are privately educated (more than six times the national average).
Despite this imbalance, Rees-Mogg is nonetheless an adamant supporter of fair representation in his party: he says that, in a country where “Ninety-five per cent of the people are white”, the Tory candidate list cannot possibly contain too many “ethnic” people. Of course it can’t. That simply wouldn't be fair, would it?
"The Tory Party...is not there to represent the make-up of the country. It's there to govern the country," he says.
He wants to have a word with Dave. Dave can explain to him all about the need for the Conservative Party “ghetto” to be broken up. After all, the Party needs "[to] turn out young men and women who have experience of life beyond their own community”. Doesn’t it?
P.S. Apart from looking like a sexually-frustrated adolescent Harry Potter, this numpty has a sister called Annunziata.
Sounds, ironically, rather like the name of a South American potted plant.