Friday 28 April 2017

Cameron and Clegg battle for first lick of silver spoon

It is an intriguing, very British and entirely pointless pastime to work out which of the UK's leaders is the poshest, writes Ben Macintyre in London

Cameron and Clegg across the Cabinet table..... But both went to private school, both are rich, both are sons of financiers. Even the hair is similar
Cameron and Clegg across the Cabinet table..... But both went to private school, both are rich, both are sons of financiers. Even the hair is similar

IT is most odd," said my friend, a Frenchman now living, like most sensible Frenchmen, in London. "Your country has given birth to twins. This Cameron and Clegg, he is the same person, no? They are both, how you say, posh?"

"Yes," I explained. "But they are different sorts of posh."

He looked confused: "But both went to private school, both are rich, both are sons of financiers. Even the hair is similar."

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