It’s been a funny old day in the social media sphere. To put it bluntly, never has so many tweets been tweeted concerning a pig!
Okay, the pig (deceased) in question was allegedly connected with a (or should that be to a) certain Mr D Cameron. Also known as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Also, the alleged incident did take place many years ago and possibly, if it happened, whilst certain personages were extremely drunk.
And who hasn’t done something they later regretted whilst under the influence of several bottles of Chateau De Porcine? I cannot claim any great innocence in this matter. No, I haven’t stuck my whinky into a dead pig’s gob but I have embarrassed myself and ended up liberally coated in my own vomit. That’s one of the reasons why I have’t been drunk since I was 25 years old. (Yes, that’s over 24 years ago)
If you haven’t seen the fun then I suggest you pop over to Twitter and check out the #piggate hashtag to see the fun. Some of the jokes, witty remarks and images will have you splitting your sides with laughter. Unless you’re a Tory Party spin doctor. If that’s the case then you’re probably going prematurely grey and suffering symptoms equivalent to an angina attack.
My own observations of what’s been going on are as follows:
1. If the piggy based event never happened then why doesn’t David Cameron just put out a blanket denial? The mealy mouthed comments about not wanting to dignify such an accusation just sound like a pathetic attempt at muddying the waters. That isn’t going to cut the mustard. It’s also not going to calm the social media storm of pig based humour that’s doing the rounds.
2. The mainstream media, especially the BBC, seem to have wanted to avoid this story. Perhaps the social media sphere is better at selecting what the people want rather than editors and producers in their corporate ivory towers?
3. Is this a case of what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander? Jeremy Corbyn has been targeted with some of the most hysterical political invective I’ve ever seen. Cameron is getting a taste of similar personal attacks and I’m sure he’s enjoying it as much as the Bearded Labour Wonderman.
I suspect that these accusations that have emanated from the unauthorised biography of David Cameron are only the start of an avalanche of material that will interest and titillate the masses for days to come.
PS According to Amazon, the biography is launched on the 12th of October. Don’t forget to reserve your copy.