Cameron and the pig: how much did Brooker know?

September 21, 2015 at 4:47 pm (Champagne Charlie, comedy, Conseravative Party, David Cameron, good honest filth, telly, Tory scum)

 Above: a still from Black Mirror’s ‘The National Anthem’ episode, Channel 4, Dec 4 2011
 Charlie BrookerVerified account @charltonbrooker 17h17 hours ago

Perhaps the least prescient line from the script.

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  1. Jim Denham said,

    Brooker got it wrong about the pig as well: in his story the pig’s alive. Cameron has combined bestiality with necrophilia, reminding me of the old joke about “flogging a dead horse.”

  2. pinkie said,

    Apparently Ed Milliband had trouble eating a bacon sandwich. David Cameron had no trouble being eaten by a pig. That’s leadership!

    • kb72 said,

      Anyone called “pinkie” has an obvious personal interest in this matter.

  3. Jim Denham said,

    Perhaps the *bacon sandwich incident” is now explained …

  4. Jim Denham said,

    Comrade Dave writes:

    I think #Piggate has done for David Cameron. He wont go tomorrow but he will not be prime minister this time next year.
    Even if its just portrayed as an early hand over (remember he said this was his last term) it will be about the Pig as surely as Blair was finished by Iraq, Thatcher by Poll tax and Europe and MacMillan by the Profumo affair.

    Obviously this is probably the least worst thing he’s done. But it makes him a laughing stock and undermines his attempt to appear ‘normal’ or sensible opposite Jeremy Corbyn. It reminds people the ruling class are another country and they do things differently there.

    He could perhaps save himself for a while by coming out now and publicly owning this as folly of youth and asking for people to forgive him etc. But the longer he waits the weaker the impact of that will be. I think he has already missed his chance to angrily deny it and style it out.

    It clearly helps Corbyn without him even having to mention it. Though in some ways George Osborne as PM is a more serious adversary (though not as good on TV as Cameron).

    Its funny as fuck but not as important as fighting the anti trade union bill and renewing the Labour movement. Piggate and the story threat of a Coup against Corbyn if labour are elected makes both tasks slightly easier.

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