From The Anti-Media:
September 29, 2015
The allegations, made by former Tory donor Lord Ashcroft in the unauthorised biography Call me Dave, claimed the British Prime Minister took part in the obscene ritual during his privileged university years as part of an initiation ceremony into the Piers Gaveston Society.
As a source, the book cites a current MP who claims to have seen photographic evidence. Co-written by journalist Isabel Oakeshott and serialised in the Daily Mail, the sensational allegations about Cameron’s lifestyle also include stories of him smoking cannabis and claims the Camerons attended parties where cocaine was openly used.
Since the story broke, Tory MP Mark Field has been blamed for igniting the scandal and spreading the story after admitting to briefing Oakeshott on the book. Denying the pig story, Field issued a furious denial to The Mail on Sunday and vowed to track down those who accused him.
Within minutes of the Daily Mail breaking the political scandal, Pig-gate was entertaining the nation. The sensationalist claim quickly had its own Wikipedia page and the internet went berserk with the hashtags #snoutrage, #oink, and #hameron.
The snoutraged Cameron has now suggested Ashcroft was telling porky pies — driven by revenge to make what he has referred to as “false claims” after he was denied a position in the 2010 coalition government.
Asked about Pig-gate, Cameron said, “Everyone can see why the book was written and everyone can see straight through it. As for the specific issue raised, a very specific denial was made a week ago and I’ve nothing to add to that.”
The Guardian claims Downing Street has said nothing about Pig-gate on record, but that some Conservative sources have described the book’s claims as “utter nonsense” and “untrue.”
A YouGov poll conducted last week showed the majority of British voters did not care about the claims. The online survey, conducted between September 21 and 22 of 2,600 people, revealed that only 25% thought Lord Ashcroft’s claims constituted a “legitimate public interest story” while 62% thought the allegations “couldn’t matter less.” However, social media activity disputes this perception, and a week later, the hashtags are still trending. Many believe that Cameron is telling porkies with his denials and are still wishing every Monday morning could be so much fun.
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