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
Published 18/05/2010 | 05:00
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."