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Old 22-07-2009, 16:54
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One of the more embarrassing periods of David Cameron's life is to return to haunt him as his time as a member of Oxford University's most infamous drinking club is turned into a TV docu-drama. Boris Johnson and George Osborne also stand to be embarrassed by the programme.

A documentary by More 4 will depict just what the group of privileged young men who made up the elitist Bullingdon Club got up to when the Tory leader was a member.

Members of the Bullingdon Club would book restaurants under a false name, drink to excess, trash them and then offer vast sums of money to pay for the damage.

Mr Cameron has gone to great lengths to play down his membership of the Bullingdon. A photograph of him and Mr Johnson posing in the 150-year-old club's flamboyant outfit was withdrawn from circulation after pressure from the Tory leader's office.

The More 4 film, to be shown later this year, is set against the backdrop of the miners’ strike and Margaret Thatcher’s battles with the unions.

Director John Dower said: “We have talked to those who knew them at the time."

Everyone has seen the famous Bullingdon Club picture but we go behind the scenes to see what it was really like.”

Channel 4’s deputy head of documentaries, Simon Dickson, said: “It will examine how Oxford helped shape the country’s two most prominent Conservative politicians.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...gdon-Club.html

http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/...5875-21538219/
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Old 22-07-2009, 17:11
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One of the more embarrassing periods of David Cameron's life is to return to haunt him as his time as a member of Oxford University's most infamous drinking club is turned into a TV docu-drama. Boris Johnson and George Osborne also stand to be embarrassed by the programme.

A documentary by More 4 will depict just what the group of privileged young men who made up the elitist Bullingdon Club got up to when the Tory leader was a member.

Members of the Bullingdon Club would book restaurants under a false name, drink to excess, trash them and then offer vast sums of money to pay for the damage.

Mr Cameron has gone to great lengths to play down his membership of the Bullingdon. A photograph of him and Mr Johnson posing in the 150-year-old club's flamboyant outfit was withdrawn from circulation after pressure from the Tory leader's office.

The More 4 film, to be shown later this year, is set against the backdrop of the miners’ strike and Margaret Thatcher’s battles with the unions.

Director John Dower said: “We have talked to those who knew them at the time."

Everyone has seen the famous Bullingdon Club picture but we go behind the scenes to see what it was really like.”

Channel 4’s deputy head of documentaries, Simon Dickson, said: “It will examine how Oxford helped shape the country’s two most prominent Conservative politicians.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...gdon-Club.html

http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/...5875-21538219/
hey dolly draper can't you just GUSTFU, we get it but we don't care about it, so what is the point of this post, DC was in the bullingdon club what on earth has it to do with us, it the same with GB ect we don't care about their lives before politics that is their business. Your persistent obsession with all things DC is very worrying, i suggest you seek help.
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Old 22-07-2009, 17:15
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If anyone says that when young they were not at times irresponsible, crass and outragous and I will show you either a complete bore or a liar.

Thankfully Cameron is also neither and the public do not care.
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Old 22-07-2009, 17:17
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Should be interesting. I like to think our politicians have had a bit of a laugh in their youth and experienced things that we maybe haven't.

It's a shame people like Gordon Brown had such bitter and twisted younger days though, writing 200-page guides, which openly encouraged students to “use and abuse” the Welfare State.

Kind of gives an insight as to why things are the way they are currently, really.
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Old 22-07-2009, 17:17
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One of the more embarrassing periods of David Cameron's life is to return to haunt him as his time as a member of Oxford University's most infamous drinking club is turned into a TV docu-drama. Boris Johnson and George Osborne also stand to be embarrassed by the programme.

A documentary by More 4 will depict just what the group of privileged young men who made up the elitist Bullingdon Club got up to when the Tory leader was a member.

Members of the Bullingdon Club would book restaurants under a false name, drink to excess, trash them and then offer vast sums of money to pay for the damage.

Mr Cameron has gone to great lengths to play down his membership of the Bullingdon. A photograph of him and Mr Johnson posing in the 150-year-old club's flamboyant outfit was withdrawn from circulation after pressure from the Tory leader's office.

The More 4 film, to be shown later this year, is set against the backdrop of the miners’ strike and Margaret Thatcher’s battles with the unions.

Director John Dower said: “We have talked to those who knew them at the time."

Everyone has seen the famous Bullingdon Club picture but we go behind the scenes to see what it was really like.”

Channel 4’s deputy head of documentaries, Simon Dickson, said: “It will examine how Oxford helped shape the country’s two most prominent Conservative politicians.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...gdon-Club.html

http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/...5875-21538219/
Who cares? Plenty of Labour politicians have pasts they'd rather forget. Pauli my friend, you need to get help. Labour are finished for a generation, maybe more. They only became electable through having a leader that looked, sounded and acted like a Tory. Now they have Brown and the polls reflect what people think of him. Until they make Purnell leader to carry on Blair's legacy they will languish in the darkness.
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Old 22-07-2009, 17:21
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hey dolly draper can't you just GUSTFU, we get it but we don't care about it, so what is the point of this post, DC was in the bullingdon club what on earth has it to do with us, it the same with GB ect we don't care about their lives before politics that is their business. Your persistent obsession with all things DC is very worrying, i suggest you seek help.


Plenty of people care, hence the reason why they are making a drama about it.

Most politicians have their past trawled over, I see no reason why Mr Cameron should be an exception. You may wish him to be, but unlucky, son, he's not going to be.

Once tho Tories get into power they are going to be torn apart by the press. Get used to it, otherwise you'll give yourself high blood pressure.

The program might be interesting or funny watch, you never know. Being the obvious fan boy of Cameron you are, I've no doubt you will be taking a sneaky peek.
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Old 22-07-2009, 17:25
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Who cares? Plenty of Labour politicians have pasts they'd rather forget. Pauli my friend, you need to get help. Labour are finished for a generation, maybe more. They only became electable through having a leader that looked, sounded and acted like a Tory. Now they have Brown and the polls reflect what people think of him. Until they make Purnell leader to carry on Blair's legacy they will languish in the darkness.
I don't care about nu Labour, they are finished, I can't stand Tony Blair.

The Tories can be critised you know and will be ripped apart once in power, get used to it now.
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Old 22-07-2009, 17:27
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The Tories can be critised you know and will be ripped apart once in power. This place will be flooded with anti Tory threads: get used to it now.
Ahh, but the joy of knowing there's nothing you can do about it for the next five years.

It'll almost make up for the previous 12.
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Old 22-07-2009, 17:28
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Plenty of people care, hence the reason why they are making a drama about it.

Most politicians have their past trawled over, I see no reason why Mr Cameron should be an exception. You may wish him to be, but unlucky, son, he's not going to be.

Once tho Tories get into power they are going to be torn apart by the press. Get used to it, otherwise you'll give yourself high blood pressure.

The program might be interesting or funny watch, you never know. Being the obvious fan boy of Cameron you are, I've no doubt you will be taking a sneaky peek.
NO ONE CARES, you need to take care of your heavily pregnant wife than spend you time continually writing on here.
about things that are again noting to do with YOU, i reckon i done far worse things as a teen than DC like i am sure you did, only i'm not bitter and twisted about my teen years, are you?.
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Old 22-07-2009, 17:32
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Should be interesting. I like to think our politicians have had a bit of a laugh in their youth and experienced things that we maybe haven't.
I agree that it could be a fun docu-drama, perhaps even interesting.

I'm not sure totally vandalising restaurants, then throwing daddies money around to cover your back, is the sort of "fun" most people associate with their youth though.
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Old 22-07-2009, 17:33
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Shouting doesn't make something more true you know.

The program is going to be on TV, get used to it, it won't go away.
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Old 22-07-2009, 17:40
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I'm not sure totally vandalising restaurants, then throwing daddies money around to cover your back, is the sort of "fun" most people associate with their youth though.
True, although I bet plenty will wish that, deep down, they could have done similar.
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Old 22-07-2009, 17:42
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Shouting doesn't make something more true you know.

The program is going to be on TV, get used to it, it won't go away.
NO ONE CARES, i don't have to get used to anything and it will go away because i'm not interested, you clearly have an agenda and you clearly are starting numerous threads to punt it, I would put more into my rebuttals of your posts as i normally enjoy a good debate but you replying to my posts is the equivalent of being savaged by a dead sheep.
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Old 22-07-2009, 17:45
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In a similar way Alistair Darling has a past

Before joining the Labour Party at the age of 23 in 1977, Darling was a supporter of the International Marxist Group, the British section of the Trotskyist Fourth International
— Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alistair_Darling

John Reid was alsso a member of the Communist Party when at University

Look in many politicians lives or anyones lives come to that and it is amazing what can be dug up. It is not what they did oin the past but what they do now is what matters to me.
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Old 22-07-2009, 17:48
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That is total rubbish, for a start off David Cameron cares:

A photograph of him and Mr Johnson posing in the 150-year-old club's flamboyant outfit was withdrawn from circulation after pressure from the Tory leader's office.

Embarrassed now?

Deal with it, stop shouting, it will be on TV and people are allowed to discuss it.

It is not for you to censor what people can and can't discuss. If you don't like it, can only muster up insults to try and gag people; simply choose to not participate.
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Old 22-07-2009, 17:48
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Obama wrote a book about doing Cocaine in his youth, didn't seem to harm his career too much.
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Old 22-07-2009, 17:50
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Look in many politicians lives or anyones lives come to that and it is amazing what can be dug up.
We know, they all have their past trawled over (it is part of being a politician). These people did a show on Tony Blair a while ago.

There is no reason why David Cameron should be treated any different (his past not allowed to be talked about).
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Old 22-07-2009, 17:53
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There is no reason why David Cameron should be treated any different (his past not allowed to be talked about).
I agree, it should happen and I'll watch it.

It won't lose him any votes, as the only people who will be 'horrified' (*yawn*) by it will be those who have an irrational hatred of anyone with any money - or 'posh' people - and who won't ever have voted for Cameron in the first place.
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Old 22-07-2009, 17:57
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That is total rubbish, for a start off David Cameron cares:

A photograph of him and Mr Johnson posing in the 150-year-old club's flamboyant outfit was withdrawn from circulation after pressure from the Tory leader's office.

Embarrassed now?

Deal with it, stop shouting, it will be on TV and people are allowed to discuss it.

It is not for you to censor what people can and can't discuss. If you don't like it, don't participate.
NO ONE CARES.

So why should i be embarrassed? is there anything for me to be embarrassed about? NO.

I do not have to deal with anything mate, and actually i'm not stopping anyone from discussing/censoring it, i gave you my opinion Derek Draper so you deal with it. Do not even try to continue to bait me mate it will not work because i am not going to be handed another DS holiday because you baited me into an argument again.
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Old 22-07-2009, 17:58
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I agree, it should happen and I'll watch it.

It won't lose him any votes, as the only people who will be 'horrified' (*yawn*) by it will be those who have an irrational hatred of anyone with any money - or 'posh' people - and who won't ever have voted for Cameron in the first place.




Ah you mean Pauli89 then
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Old 22-07-2009, 18:00
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Hey Pauli (son ),

I've got used to it and I know it's not going away. I also know no-one cares and it wouldn't surprise me to see Cameron's personal ratings increase as a result. Then again, More4 peaks at about 250,000 viewers and I can't see them peaking with this show so maybe the increase will be limited. Maybe you can start a campaign to get it onto a main channel or perhaps your 'email contacts' can persuade Meddlesome to sanction it as a PPB for New New Labour?
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Old 22-07-2009, 18:01
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I think that people dismissing Statesman Dave's criminal acts as "merry japes" shows how class ridden this country is.

And imagine (yes you'd have to really imagine) if it had been Broon doing similar. The usual suspects would be saying that he shouldn't even be an MP let alone PM.
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Old 22-07-2009, 18:04
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I think that people dismissing Statesman Dave's criminal acts as "merry japes" shows how class ridden this country is.
If he smashed something up and it was all replaced/repaired, it's hardly the worst crime ever.

And imagine (yes you'd have to really imagine) if it had been Broon doing similar. The usual suspects would be saying that he shouldn't even be an MP let alone PM.
Brown has spent the last two years proving he should never have been PM, although his behaviour in his early years convinced me he should never have been an MP, let alone PM.

You can't write a manual about how to rip off the Welfare State and then head up the damn thing... although, you can in the UK, obviously.

The interesting thing will be whether the public still votes Cameron in after this - after all, we never had a say about Brown's early communist/State exploitation leanings, did we?
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Old 22-07-2009, 18:06
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If he smashed something up and it was all replaced/repaired, it's hardly the worst crime ever.
Still a crime though
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