Prime minister publicly denies #piggate allegations

28/09/2015
CommonWeal

David Cameron denies involvement in a ritual involving a dead pig

FOR the first time, Prime Minister David Cameron has publicly denied damaging allegations made by former Conservative donor Lord Ashcroft in his new book.

Ashcroft referenced David Cameron’s alleged involvement a strange ritual involving a dead pig at an exclusive Oxford university society.

But Cameron has now disputed the allegation put against him that, at a Piers Gaveston Society event, he put part of his anatomy in a dead pig’s mouth.

The book, co-authored by journalist Isabel Oakeshott and Ashcroft, made headlines across the world with allegations surrounding the lifestyle of the prime minister, such as claims of cocaine usage in his home.

Cameron was quoted in the Guardian stating: “Everyone can see why the book was written and everyone can see straight through it. As for the specific issue raised, a very specific denial was made a week ago and I’ve nothing to add to that.”

Ashcroft openly admits having “personal beef” with Cameron, following the prime minister’s decision not to elevate him to a ministerial position during the coalition government. However, he insists that the book was not written as a reaction to the fallout.

Cameron told Sky News: “If you do a job like this you do get people who have agendas and write books and write articles and write all sorts of things, but the most important thing is … doing the job.”

The Lord had previously donated millions of pounds to the Conservative Party.

The hunt has now begun for the Conservative MP who claimed to have seen a picture of the pig incident.

Picture courtesy of cartoonist Terry Anderson (follow him on Twitter at @Schism_Schasm )