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Shaky Ground

by | 14th, October 2005

‘WHAT is the correct way to stave off questions as to whether you’ve ever smoked cannabis? David Cameron thinks he knows.

A straight up kind of guy

As the Telegraph says on its front page, when asked about his drugs history on BBC TV’s Question Time, the Tory leadership hopeful replied: “I have not answered the question about drugs because I think that is all in the past and I didn’t think you have to answer it.”

Of course, if Cameron has ever smoked cannabis, his judgement may have become clouded in a haze of sweet-smelling noxious gasses.

But more important than what Cameron says is the way he says it – aside from the drugs thing, do we know anymore about what he stands for?

Cameron, as we are constantly reminded, is an old Etonian, and as such is expected to know how to field questions with a gentlemanly air.

Another person may well have stuck two fingers up to their interrogator or else resorted to fisticuffs (see John Prescott). But not Cameron.

And you too can behave in the proper fashion should you attend the new “etiquette college” at Lickleyhead Castle in Aberdeenshire.

This college will not only teach you the correct way to answer a question but also how

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