David Cameron: “A bull with no cock”

Mike here describes the way the viewing public on Gogglebox laid into the Conservative Party Political broadcast. Also noteworthy is the way the Tories tried to steal UKIP’s thunder over Europe in order to head off losing heavily to that party. The last word goes to Gogglebox’s Ralph, a German chap with a British wife, who described Cameron as like an ‘ox, you know, a bull with no cock’. I’ve blogged before about the Conservative content and support for Fascism in Italy and Nazi Germany. This too has its parallels in the insult one of the few Italian Liberals hurled at his fellow MPs in the Italian parliament after they supported Mussolini’s seizure of power: ‘Eunuchs!’ Quite.

Vox Political

David Cameron: "Like an ox... a stupid animal." [Image: BBC] David Cameron: “Like an ox… a stupid animal.” [Image: BBC] Gogglebox, the recursive Channel 4 programme – in which, while watching TV, we watch people watching TV – has become a highlight of the Vox Political viewing week; especially when there’s a political item.

This week’s show featured responses to the Conservative Party’s election broadcast. One can only conclude that the Conservatives will have been panicked by the response.

None of the viewers featured on the show had a single good word to say for the Tories. They were unanimous in their condemnation – not only of the Tories’ election plea but also of their record in government over the past four years.

In the broadcast, reading between the lines, the Tories begged us to let them keep their seats in the European Parliament and not to vote for UKIP instead.

They did this – apparently – by stealing…

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