I'M JUST LIKE YOU, REALLY I AM, I DO THE WASHING UP,
YOU'VE ALL SEEN ME DOING IT. WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.
DO YOU PEOPLE HAVE BATHS, BY THE WAY, IN YOUR COUNCIL HOUSES?
You know, as I travel round the country, in my shirt-sleeves, telling lies to people, they all seem worried about what is happening in Egypt, what does it mean for them, their jobs, well, that's easy, pretty soon a lot of them won't have any jobs, so no problem there. But one of the things I say to people, to reassure them, is that the great difference between myself and our good friend and stauch ally, Mr Hosni Mubarak, is that he's not elected and neither am I. And another striking contrast is that his people are worried about the price of fuel and food and everything, really, and so are ours. The Egyptians have very high levels of youth unemployment, whereas, here, in this country, so do we and the Egyptian security forces are encouraged to actually beat the citizens to death or shoot them, yet here, on the other hand, the Metropolitan police do exactly the same thing. The Egyptians have elections it is true, that are rigged from start to finish, but we won't be having any of that nonsense until we manage to arrange things between Mr bin Clegg's and my own party in such a transparently fair and more equal way that we cannot lose. All in all, I think people can see quite clearly that comparing me with Mr Mubarak is quite mistaken; he is much more advanced a democrat than I. For the time being.
MR BIN CAMERON
AT A GATHERING OF THE WARLIKE AL-BULLINGDON TRIBE