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John Rentoul: Toff bashing

Posted by Eagle Eye
  • Wednesday, 2 December 2009 at 12:57 pm

Iain Dale, Conor Ryan and Amol Rajan (see previous post), an unholy alliance, all greatly impressed by Gordon Brown's performance at Prime Minister's Questions. So was I. Relaxed, conversational and - blessed relief after such a long drought - with humour.

But there was one line that was too good to use. Brown invoked the name of Zac Goldsmith, the dormantly non-dom Conservative candidate, and said that David Cameron's inheritance tax cut seemed like something "dreamt up on the playing fields of Eton".

Having a go at Cameron's school, chosen for him by his parents: Not Going to Work.

It is a core vote strategy that may appeal to people that would vote Labour anyway; Middle England won't like it.

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squiddlydiddly wrote:
Wednesday, 2 December 2009 at 02:20 pm (UTC)
I completely agree. Those tactics are below him. It's disgusting to refer to things out of a person's control and then use those against them - that's a left principle. He is also looking down on the social and political elite i.e. alienating some of his electorate and most of his peers.
Toffees
pilsden wrote:
Thursday, 3 December 2009 at 11:07 am (UTC)
Also a bit dumb to be extolling keynsian virtues(although showing a lack of understanding)and then slagging off the education establishment that produced the Economist
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