This illustrates exactly the worrying dichotomy between David Cameron’s worldview and that of the ordinary, right-thinking, people of the UK.
He thinks a share in thousands of acres of arable land, worth £77,000 at current prices, is ownership of “a field”, and he thinks it is acceptable to mis-describe it as such during an investigation of his family’s financial affairs.
It isn’t. And it isn’t.
Perhaps he’d understand that better if all his holdings were seized and a police investigator went through them, line by line, explaining what they really are.
Samantha Cameron’s stepfather Sir Reginald Sheffield owns a portfolio of land in North Lincolnshire. Mrs Cameron owns a £77,000 stake his Normanby Estate Holdings, the Daily Mail reports.
The paper states “it is Samantha’s connections which help to push the family into the financial stratosphere”, citing Sir Reginald Sheffield’s £20 million property portfolio including the “family seat” Normanby Hall.
Mr Cameron previously said his wife didn’t own any properties but “owns a field in Scunthorpe”.
The paper states the PM was referring to “several thousand arable acres in North Lincolnshire belonging to Samantha’s wider family. Farmland in the area is worth more than £5,000 an acre.”
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