How many houses does David Cameron own?
Simple enough question. The answer is:
"I own a house in North Kensington and… in the constituency in Oxfordshire and that is, as far as I know, all I have."
He then started to get confused, said he might own four homes after all, and pleaded: “Do not make me sound like a prat for not knowing how many houses I’ve got.”
Firstly, how can a bloke run a country if he doesn't even know how many houses he owns? Perhaps because he's got so many, or because his estates are so big he looses count of how many he has on the land.
Secondly, why is he so unsure? I'd imagine that his vast estates, and those of his wife, may not go down too well with voters, especially as he's trying to present himself as the mate of the everyman, Dave Cameron, innit?
So much for his honesty eh?
It also shows his obsession with sound bites and how he will be percieved. Blair was attacked for being good at it, Brown for being bad at it. Can't win eh?
Good work Next Left:
"The fact that David and Samantha Cameron are worth an almost-entirely-inherited £30m, according to financial expert Philip Beresford, isn’t in itself damning. Franklin Roosevelt was very rich, but became a great crusader for the poor. But Cameron is advocating policies that will benefit his tiny class of super-rich Trustafarians at the expense of the rest of us. He is committed to spending billions on a massive tax cut for the richest inheritees, paid for by the bottom 94 percent of us – and now he has announced his enthusiasm for a bogus economic theory that will justify shovelling far more of our money their way."