Do any conservatives still think Cameron is one of them? Boy, are you gonna be in for a rude shock one day!
As Cameron unveils his grand plan for education - which seems an awful lot like Labour's grand plan for education to me - he also reveals that he can't understand why people still send their kids to private schools.
“I think it’s crazy that we should pay lots of money for private schools. We all pay our taxes. You should have really good state schools available for all.”
Well, the thing is, Dave "we" don't pay lots of money for private schools - only those who can afford it do. The vast majority of taxpayers pay lots of money for shitty state schools. Seriously, though, if Dave was a true conservative he'd understand why people do spend lots of money to send their kids to private schools - and thank God so many do, it saves the state a small fortune.
And it's worth pointing out that most of us did have access to really good state schools at one time - they were called "grammar schools" which used to rival public schools for the quality of pupil they turned out (and still do where still exist).
I'm not going to tell Cameron or any conservative why he, as a conservative, should understand why people send their kids to state schools - but here's a small clue. It's about choice, me old mucker. Cameron's claim that he will send his kids to state schools reveals a lot about him.
Conservative Party leader David Cameron has pledged to send his three children to state schools if the standard is high enough ....
Right. His eldest kid is a special needs school, right? The next one has just started primary school I believe - so she'd be about 5 years old, yes? So let's see - the next election has to happen in the next 18 months or so and let's assume Cameron wins. That means he'll have around a whole parliamentary term to get the "standard high enough" before his daughter goes to St Bogg's Standard Comprehensive - and he's not sure if he can do it?
Dave's plan for education is go good even he doesn't have any confidence in it.