David Cameron has confirmed that he does not own a pair of red trousers or a pair of “chunky corduroys” and makes sure he doesn’t change the way he speaks.
The Conservative leader was quizzed on Radio 4’s Women’s Hour about whether he suffers “inverted snobbery” from people who think he went to inaccessible schools and spends time with an elite group of people.
Mr Cameron, who went to Eton and then Oxford, said that he “wouldn’t say I suffer” and that he was “proud” of his “loving parents” who sent him to the best schools they knew.
However, he admitted, he did wonder if his full name was “the Old Etonian David Cameron” for a while.
Pushed on the negative image that his “Chipping Norton set”, a group of influential people in the media and politics who live in Mr Cameron’s constinuency of Whitney, creates for his public persona Mr Cameron said that he did not think voters “obsess” about his image.
However he was quick to establish that he does not own the “raspberry” coloured trousers that are assocated with a certain social class in Britain.
So much so that a popular blog was launched to track the regularity of their appearances in certain circles. A blog Mr Cameron won’t be appearing on