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Photo's of Tony & David...

Apparently the photo of David Cameron (the Conservative Leader) during his Bullingdon Club days has been withdrawn/banned in the media. This in itself has brought its existence into more awareness as I'd not heard of, let alone seen it, before this evenings story. (Cameron Student Photo Is Banned; BBC News Online Thursday 1st March 2007)

The Bullingdon Club is " a socially exclusive student drinking society at Oxford University, without any permanent rooms, famous for its members' wealth and destructive binges. Membership is by invitation only, and prohibitively expensive for most. " (Wikipedia Entry). Certainly sounds interesting and I should have a look at its history at somepoint as it has been around for over 150 years so must have some good tales - or atleast plot hooks for storylines :p

Anyway, with my mind intrigued to see this banned article - and fully aware that you can never ban everything on the internet, I decided to have a look and within seconds had uncovered the offending photo of a very dashing young Conservative Leader (#2 in the photo) and also an equally dashing and even better Conservative MP in the form of Boris Johnson (#8).

I don;t know what all the fuss is about as it is no where near as embarassing as the one of Tony Blair (Labour Leader and our, ahem, Glorious Prime Minister) in his university days. Just check out his hand gesture in this one! (Tony is back row third from right)

I would show you one of Menzies Campbell - the Liberal Demorcrat Leader - but unfortunately the camera wasn't invented when he was at university. Sorry.



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Mar. 2nd, 2007 08:47 am (UTC)
Go David!!!!!
I have even more respect for him now, great to know he was a true rebel!
Mar. 2nd, 2007 09:37 am (UTC)
Gosh, look at those dashing young chaps in the top photo!
Mar. 2nd, 2007 09:51 am (UTC)
both photos (but especially that of the tory scum) would make a perfect target for a machine gun. Membership by invitation and prohibitively expensive for most eh? oh well, what can you expect from a tory?

the Blair one I don't know, don't mean to defend him (you know how I hate him too) and they're probably just as posh as the twats above, but at least they look somewhat more laid back, less pretentious, more 'hippy' for lack of a better word in that photo.

Still, I'm sure Comrade Machine Gun could find work to do with that lot as well, but after the tories of course: first things first ;-)
Mar. 2nd, 2007 10:03 am (UTC)
You said it!
Mar. 2nd, 2007 10:45 pm (UTC)
The one with Blair was taken about ten years before the one with Cameron.

So I'm not surprised it's more "hippy" :p
Mar. 2nd, 2007 10:32 am (UTC)
A chum of mine was in the Bullingdon with Cameron - Apparently he's a) astonishingly nice, and b) astonishingly clever.
Mar. 2nd, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
I know someone who was at Eton with him and shares the sentiment.
Mar. 2nd, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
awesome! - had a good guffaw at those!

Remind me again why I pay taxes ;D
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