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Monday, February 12, 2007



Clive, you old class warrior you. Next thing you know, you'll be donning a Phrygian Bonnet and joing the sans-cullottes at the baricades.

Actually, I think the best thing to do is to recognise that we are all more or less idiots between the ages of 18-21 and especially when we live in an environment almost totally composed of others of the same age.

To be honest I would prefer that type behaviour in my future leaders than someone who displayed Oliver Kammian levels of seriousness - or did I mean pomposity? - at a similar age.


You've rumbled me... But does that make Libby Purves a class warrior too? Sure, I did my share of stupid things at that age (count yourself lucky you were never exposed to my bright green loons...) but the Bullingdon represents more than jolly japes, as far as I'm concerned.


Sorry to say it - but I call bullshit.

To say that he resided in college does not in any way show that he was a first year. I don't know much about Brasenose (except the origin of its name), but I do know that Oxford is very much like Cambridge, and that I lived in college in all three years there.

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