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Some might say Tom Pride’s brief take on David Cameron’s speech scores over Vox Political’s, in that it has both brevity and humour. He writes:
Presumably David Cameron didn’t mean to say this in his speech today:
“This party is the trade union for children from the poorest estates and the most chaotic homes; this party is the union for the young woman who wants an apprenticeship; teenagers who want to make something of their lives – this is who we resent.”
Still, I’m sure Freudian analysis would make much of his slip of the tongue.
Alternatively, it illustrates very clearly the distinction between breeding and class.
Tom’s ‘nutshell’ summation of the speech is also well worth remembering – so why not cut it out and paste it wherever you think it’ll be useful? Here it is:
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