David Cameron’s Criminal Past Never Did Him Any Harm – London Rioters May Yet Lead The Nation
“This is criminality pure and simple and it has to be confronted and defeated…If you are old enough to commit these crimes you are old enough to face the punishment”
He was once in a gang. His gang was called The Bullingdon Club. They were a tough crowd. Writing in the Financial Times, Jim Pickard reported on the incident of the tossed pot plant:
David Cameron supposedly retired early to bed before a raucous evening in 1987 in which the Bullingdon Club ran from the police through the streets of Oxford – according to “When Boris met Dave”, the recent TV programme. In fact, I can reveal, the youthful Cameron was most definitely at the party. Unlike most of his friends, however, he – along with Boris Johnson and another student called Sebastian Grigg – escaped capture by the forces of law and order.
Mr Cameron’s apparent capacity to rise almost without trace is neatly embodied in the story of his early brush with the law. The evening had ended with a pot being sent crashing through a restaurant window – sending some of the revellers, including Johnson, the future mayor of London, scurrying for safety while their less fortunate friends earned themselves a night in the cells at Cowley police station.
The Independent also made a report on the Bullingdon Massive, saying they liked to smash things up and then pay for any damage with big notes:
At the weekend, it emerged Cameron was disciplined for smoking cannabis at Eton. He was cautioned by the headmaster, Eric Anderson, but continued taking the drug while studying PPE at Brasenose College. Mr Cameron has refused to comment, saying merely: “Like many people, I did things when I was young that I should not have done, and that I regret.”
Indeed. Now – how can a lad who broke a window be punished..?