I dislike David Cameron for many reasons. He’s out of touch with the common folk, his cut after cut on public spending has left the country worse off, and there is STILL no proof that he took that pig out for dinner before allegedly doing wicked, wicked things with her.
Other than my healthy contempt of the man though, I just kind of ignore him like a scabby elbow: unpleasant to look at and sometimes irritating, but typically forgettable.
Today though, he really took the biscuit. Speaking in front of the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the House of Commons speaker, John Bercow, and the cabinet minister Chris Grayling, Cameron said: “We had a very successful cabinet meeting this morning. We talked about our anti-corruption summit. We’ve got … some leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries coming to Britain.”
It gives me some comfort that the queen did not rise to the bait and the Archbishop of Canterbury looks positively aghast as he himself has worked extensively in Nigeria and defends the current president, but Cameron’s gaffe is inexcusable.
Look, are we as pure as the driven snow? Of course not. Does he have a point? Perhaps he does. But his saying it is inextremely poor form and using it as some sort of means of gaining brownie points from the Queen just show him up to be an overeager pup wagging its tail for a snack from its owner.
Before readers come for me citing my support for Buhari when he made a similar comment, I’ll say this: “Ba mi na omo mi, ko de n’nu olomo.” This is a Yoruba proverb that means “The parent does not really mean it when he says ‘Help me punish my child'”
I can punish my child, but don’t come near my baby. Nigeria is a mess, but by Jove, it’s OUR mess and we will thank sanctimonious pig-shagging toffs to mind their business and deal with their own nation, not least things like why their names are showing up in Panama Papers and just how much money have they got stashed in secret offshore accounts?
The absolutely shameless gall of this man! I hope Buhari responds in a pithy and withering comment to this assault on our national pride.
Shut up, Cameron.
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