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David Cameron attacks ‘career psychopath’ Dominic Cummings

19 June 2014

There must be an election in the offing because the PM was out and about last night looking for a manifesto. He addressed Policy Exchange’s (PX) annual summer bash in Westminster College Gardens. It was a gag a minute. He cracked rotten jokes about pig semen, and claimed that he was one of the founders of PX — adding that he only sat around eating pizza while the brainboxes came up with ideas which he then stole. How the people stared.

He thanked Policy Exchange for providing his government with most of its backroom brains and spinners. Comedy Dave joked the path from ‘policy wonk, to special advisor, to career psychopath’ was well trodden — an attack on Gove’s ex-advisor Dominic Cummings no doubt — before quickly pointing out Cummings hadn’t even been a PX man. Then he began to heap praise on Cummings’s old boss, the ‘brilliant’ and ‘radical’ Michael Gove (another PX founder), which points to the Education Secretary’s rehabilitation after recent storms and rows.


Dave’s speech didn’t go well in all corners. When the PM reached his rabble-rousing bit about tackling extremism, boos mysteriously echoed across the cloisters. Some of the boys from Westminster School didn’t approve of his hard line stance and made their views known out of the dormitory windows. Thankfully, the PX crowd rallied behind our great leader and drowned them out with cheers.

Mr S is old enough to remember the days when you got champagne at this sort of shin-dig. Dave was busy telling the crowd that the economy’s recovering. Surely the Tories can end their ridiculous bubble ban?

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  • Smithersjones2013

    Comedy Dave joked the path from ‘policy wonk, to special advisor, to career psychopath’ was well trodden

    Indeed I’m surprised he didn’t tell the one about the Oxford conditioned PR Clone who went from career psychopath to politician to party leader to Prime Minister to cupid stunt without ever achieving anything of note?

    Of course with that one the joke’s on the British people……

  • Mynydd

    Mr Cameron’s problem, he stole the wrong ideas.
    Mr Gove’s problem, he employed the wrong man.
    Policy Exchange’s problem, wrong ideas, wrong man.

  • Michael H Kenyon

    Career psychopath? In Westminster? Whoda thunk it? The pots and kettles need an introductory agency.

  • The Masked Marvel

    Less free booze means less groping of young male interns while gossip columnists are lurking about.

  • Frank

    I am surprised that Dave thinks it appropriate, as the PM, to make cheap attacks on the comments by an ex-spad – must have got under his skin!

    • HookesLaw

      On the contrary it shows Cameron is not afraid to support Gove and happy for Cummings to spout off all he likes.

      • Wessex Man

        under his skin, under your skin, may it long continue Hooky babe!

    • Colonel Mustard

      I’m not. The one thing you can expect from this Twitterer of a PM is his promiscuity when it comes to publicly voicing his opinions about just about everything, including much that is trivia.

  • HookesLaw

    So he did not actually attack Cummings then? Despite the headline ‘no doubt’.
    Cummings of course deserves all the attacks he gets.

    To drearily drift on to champagne – because ‘no doubt’ you cannot think of anything better – is terribly shallow even for you Mr Steerpike.

    • HookesLaw

      BTW – I am at home at the moment in my semi retirement and I have just noticed that More 4 has the estimable Kirstie on at the moment. More to the point she is followed by Raquel in One Million Years BC. An excellent combination you might think (no more public service announcements from me for a while). Certainly Ms Welch’s grunts are likely to make more sense than Mr Steerpike’s attempted adroitness.

      • Wessex Man

        oh dear.

      • Smithersjones2013

        One Million Years BC? Remembering your adolescent years are you? Fantasise as much as you like if I remember rightly Welch is not to keen on rabid old dinosaurs in the film…….

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