Support 100 years of independent journalism.

  1. Politics
21 February 2011

David Cameron pretending to be common

A new website collects images of the Prime Minister getting outside his comfort zone.

By Samira Shackle

David Cameron is said to find it galling that he is seen as being “too posh” to be in touch with the lives of ordinary voters. A 2009 poll showed that just 38 per cent of people thought he was in touch. David Davis raised heckles last month by saying that Cameron and George Osborne “don’t actually come from backgrounds where they had to scrape for the last penny at the end of the week”.

That this impression remains is not for want of trying on Dave’s part (remember this interview that he gave during the election?).

A new blog has collated images of Cameron attempting to assimilate with common people. It’s well worth a look if you fancy a laugh, or just tips on how to stand out like a sore thumb.

We’ve got a couple of our own suggestions to add to the mix:

Sign up for The New Statesman’s newsletters Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. Quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics from the New Statesman's politics team. The best of the New Statesman, delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. The New Statesman’s global affairs newsletter, every Monday and Friday. A handy, three-minute glance at the week ahead in companies, markets, regulation and investment, landing in your inbox every Monday morning. Our weekly culture newsletter – from books and art to pop culture and memes – sent every Friday. A weekly round-up of some of the best articles featured in the most recent issue of the New Statesman, sent each Saturday. A weekly dig into the New Statesman’s archive of over 100 years of stellar and influential journalism, sent each Wednesday. Sign up to receive information regarding NS events, subscription offers & product updates.
I consent to New Statesman Media Group collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy

cameron

cameron