On “Late night with Letterman”, David Cameron got praised for mentioning Texas and Nebraska. He knew the date of the Magna Carta and the place where it was signed, why it was signed and where a copy of it is now. He spoke eloquently about Wales, the Irish problem, the Olympics, the banking collapse, the Euro etc. He was copiously praised for a “flawless” Olympics. He was warmly applauded for the fact that political advertising is not allowed on TV in the UK. – Really warmly and lengthily applauded. He knew very specific details about Sebastian Coe’s athletic record and the names of both the cats in Downing Street.
This was all in answer to prompting from Letterman which confused the British Empire with the UK, asked questions like “What is the deal on Wales?” and “Northern Ireland is part of England – right?”.
“What is the deal on Wales?” I like that.
I thought Cameron did quite well. In all this rapid-fire chat, he’s got slated for not knowing the literal translation of “Magna Carta”. I would have said “Big piece of paper”. As Cameron confessed he didn’t know, there was a large noise in the background. The sound of his old Eton Latin teacher spinning in his grave. But it’s not a massive fail.
And can I ask: What is the deal on Rule Britannia?
It’s probably fifth on the list of songs that Cameron should know about. Would Obama know who wrote “America, My country ’tis of thee”?
Oh and by the way:
What’s the deal on the cat?