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The Trump Trend

The Trump Trend

Friday 18 November, 2016
Pudding Club members discuss the trend towards Trumpism and whether it will spell the end of Old Etonianism in UK politics.
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pudding-clubLord Noes, General Alarm and Sir Rah Sera started fortifying themselves against the winter chills by lunching at the Club last week on steak and kidney pudding and a therapeutic bottle of 2010 Lavau Gigondas.

“I say” said His Lordship “what an extraordinary win by Terminator Trump”

“Even Arnie couldn’t have terminated Hillary more convincingly” asserted the General “Trump is right up there with Nigel Farage as one of the great men of our time”

“Trump however fails to understand the niceties of politics” warned Sir Rah “so I’m concerned that he won’t treat Theresa like a gentleman”

“Well he’ll be obliged treat her as our number one” observed His Lordship “but it would be preferable if that’s not based on his own sexual appreciation scale of one to ten“

“”I rather think” opined Sir Rah “that the only thing he’ll be groping for once he’s encountered Theresa will be answers and the door”

“After Trump and Brexit” mused His Lordship “one rather fears for the future of politics. Heaven knows what’s going to happen if people continue to vote for upstarts like Trump, Farage and Jeremy Corbyn rather than politicians”

“But I thought Corbyn was a politician” commented the General

“Well he is sort of” confirmed His Lordship “but he’s really not at all the sort of chap that Old Etonians could possibly consider to be a politician”

“Interesting thought” said the General thoughtfully “although maybe politicians are becoming obsolete and politics will become just another career for normal sorts of people”

“That rules out the possibility” remarked Sir Rah “of Boris ever becoming Prime Minister”

“At the upcoming elections in the EU” explained His Lordship “there’s a strong possibility that Marine Le Pen will become the French President and also that Angela Merkel will get rissoled by some silly German Trump-like sausage”

“Wonderful news” declared the General “because with a Frexit and a Gerexit there’d be nothing left to Brexit”

“But it’s going to cause awful confusion” pointed out Sir Rah “if people start voting for the candidates they prefer rather than the ones they’re told to vote for by the political parties”

“Yes I see what you mean” commented His Lordship “it could spell the end of the institutions that have made Britain great like Eton, the Conservative Party and of course this Club”

“But it could also mean” announced the General triumphantly “the rise of the English National Party led by Boris and Nigel”

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Located on the fashionable side of Pall Mall the Club is famous for counting some of the UK’s greatest political intellects among its members. Lord Noes, General Alarm and Sir Rah Sera convene there regularly to create the brilliant insights which David relies on so much to keep the ship of state on course.

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