I am a bit worried about this Winston Churchill quote now.
Revelations – and I use the term ‘revelations’ a little loosely as things have yet to be proved – do rather cause one to look at it in a new light.
As noted here only a month or so back, when it comes to sex scandals, the Brits take a lot of beating.
Well, you know what I mean.
The drug revelations about David Cameron as a youngster are harmless. It is not a surprise, for someone of that generation – and besides, contemporary and now journalist James Delingpole have dropped some pretty heavy hints along these lines in the past.
And of course he isn’t the first British PM to indulge in marijuana – Disraeli did. So, as an aside, did Queen Victoria. She took it for her period pains.
I’ve occasionally wondered if they ever shared a joint.
“And then, ma’am…we get de Lesseps to dig a canal at Suez! We declare you Empress of India and send a detachment into Afghanistan! What could possibly go wrong?”
[Victoria collapses in a fit of the giggles: then calls for early dinner because “One has the munchies”].
And it wasn’t just Brit PMs on dak.
Eden was bombed on meth at the time of the 1956 Suez Crisis. And Churchill, of course, relied on a variety of artificial stimulants (mostly rather well, it has to be said) to keep going, not only during World War II but in his peacetime premiership.
I can’t think of any British PM, though, who has been said to have engaged, as a youthful or other discretion, in oral sex with a dead pig.
Mind you, I wouldn’t put it past Rosebury.
But anyway, David Cameron will go down in history for this.
If nothing else, he has given the phrase ‘living high on the hog’ a whole new meaning.