Can David Cameron and his party relate to ordinary people, given their backgrounds?

David Cameron has a several million pound fortune, an education at Eton and Oxford. Hague and Osborne are from rich families, perhaps half the conservative cabinet are well-to-do types.

Asked By: Simon - 12/7/2009
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I was so pleased about Gordon Brown for saying that - excellent ! after all the crap he's taken... More
Answered By: lilly of the valley - 12/7/2009
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Yes, they can. My children went to minor public schools and are well aware of the problems in society. It doesn't mean that people are blind to society.
Answered By: Buddha - 12/7/2009
Ashcroft and Zac Goldsmith are just regular Joes who just so happen to be due to attend a Magistrates hearing on Wednesday, care to talk about the country David?
Answered By: The Yawn - 12/7/2009
Why not? It never stopped privately educated Labour MPs from being elected; it's just that they were ashamed of it for some reason, which was crazy (or hypocritical).
Answered By: sheetwowsheet - 12/7/2009
Hi O... More
Answered By: erskine - 12/7/2009
what about rich labour party members ? are they included in your question?
Answered By: pin ball uk aboriginal - 12/7/2009
I don't know of many paupers that have attended Fettes college in Scotland, Oh yes of course , that poor boy Tony Blair!
Answered By: ladywoodboy - 12/7/2009
Never ever knock a person just because they have had a good education! That's just ridiculous. It's not who they are or where they are from, but WHAT THEY DO fgs. I was fortunate enough to go to a private junior school, and then to one of the then leading Grammar Schools in the country, for what that was worth... More
Answered By: MamaBas - 12/7/2009
If some "ordinary" people got off their fat arses & done something with their lives instead of envying others , the country might be better off. They would certainly be
Answered By: GEORGE B - 12/7/2009
Their education has little to do with the fact that they dont relate to ordinary people - many rich people with a privileged background manage to integrate very well... More
Answered By: Confused Hal - 12/7/2009
Depends on what you define as ordinary people, say working class and No they wont ever know how to relate because they have no idea about the true value of money. Yet this goes for the vast majority of politicians not just the blues unfortunately.
Answered By: Burt20 - 12/7/2009
Can any of them ,most politicians are so out of touch with the average person in the uk,do they worry how they are going to pay the electric or gas bills ,do they care how much fuel goes up each year or the price of food in the supermarkets,do they worry that their moat is getting dirty ot that the poor little ducks... More
Answered By: MB - 12/7/2009
I don't believe that they can, and they certainly all seem far removed from the real world in many ways. I think someone already hinted prior that REAL people should get off their lazy backsides and join politics, people with real backgrounds that had to work hard for a living and deal with some tricky situations in... More
Answered By: FOXY - 12/7/2009
I fear that Cameron became leader because he looks good in a photo. His advisers are a bunch of his mates from Eton and I have no faith that he or they have a clue about what they are doing. for that matter neither has the current PM
Answered By: KEVIN T - 12/7/2009
You seem to be ignoring that 2/3 of the Labour Cabinet went to public schools too. Gordon Broon should be thinkiing about stones and glass houses!!
Answered By: WESLEY L - 12/7/2009
It's not whether he relates to them, it's whether he gives a shit about them. I have yet to hear one policy from Cameron that will benefit the least well off in society. I also feel he and Osbourne are the biggest dangers to the recovery that we could have. Remember, they are the people that would have let the banks... More
Answered By: Mac the Knife - 12/7/2009
You know when Labour is out of steam and ideas when there resort to juvenile politics of envy ( socialism) its like a child moaning its not fair he has more sweets then me! I don't care if he went to Eton i am interested in grown up politics so want to know what policies he and his party will implement . I personally... More
Answered By: jack lewis - 12/8/2009
This is nonsense and just another muppet believing the Labour press. Yes Cameron and co are privileged but do you honestly think the Labour front benchers were born in the work house and are on £5.50 per hour!! Dont make me laugh, the Labour government are nothing but champagne socialists... More
Answered By: Nick - 12/8/2009
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