Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

Druggie Dave Tries Blair's Denim Ball-Muggers

Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

Druggie Dave Tries Blair's Denim Ball-Muggers

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* I half expect David Cameron to promise that a Tory government would be "whiter than white" as he reverts to the Tony Blair opposition script and pledges to clean up politics. We all remember what happened after that. I hear Druggie Dave also tries to dress like his role model these days. Our Tory toff was seen squeezed into jeans as tight as the ball-mugging pair that threatened to castrate the then premier as he stood stiffly beside George Bush at Camp David. A snout mumbled how Dave looked distinctly uncomfortable in circulation-restricting denims at a Sunday party in the country where he clinked glasses with motormouth Jeremy Clarkson and the Sun editrix, Rebekah Wade. So injurious were the jeans that he vanished mid-afternoon and reappeared in less stressful slacks. Say what you like about Blair, but he never needed to change his trousers when the going got tough.

* Esther "Me-Me-Me" Rantzen's quest to turn Westminster into I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me in There! has TV crews chuckling. The preening, self-styled saviour of democracy demands they film her with the lens tilted down on her head, to avoid pics of a sagging chin. Such vanity would leave Rantzen feeling at home on the green benches, as long as she can find Luton on the map.

* Ministers caught flipping homes are blaming Peter Hain for their humiliation. It was the one-time leader of the House who persuaded the cabinet in 2004 that a minister's main home could be in the constituency instead of London. …

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