Insipidity’s monument

'Nothing for [the British prime minister] Cameron is a ­matter of principle, only of advantage, and short-term advantage at that, his sole discernible goal being that of maintaining himself in power'

‘Nothing for Cameron is a matter of principle, only of advantage, and short-term advantage at that, his sole discernible goal being that of maintaining himself in power’

Why, exactly, is David Cameron such a bore? The answer, writes Dalrymple, is that the British prime minister

calculates the effect of whatever he says upon the polls.

He is

a man as it were without qualities, good or bad, unless to be monumentally dull and boring is itself a bad quality.

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