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Britain’s prime minister ate a hot dog with a knife and fork, and it’s a problem

Britain’s prime minister ate a hot dog with a knife and fork, and it’s a problem

On Monday, David Cameron did something very brave. The British prime minister, facing what is likely to be an extremely close race for reelection May 7, went to a voter’s garden and had a meal. Braver still, he allowed the British press to take photographs of him eating the meal.

It sounds strange, but in Britain’s election season, food-eating has become political. And it didn’t take long for Brits to notice that Cameron was eating wrong: He was using a knife and a fork to eat a hot dog.

The implication behind all these comments is that Cameron isn’t a normal human being, who would presumably eat a hot dog with his hands. That’s a little unfair, of course, but there’s a little truth to it: Cameron is the son of a stockbroker who can trace his lineage to royalty. His education epitomizes the upper class of British life: schooling at Eton College, followed by a degree from Oxford University, where he was a member of the infamous restaurant-trashing Bullingdon Club.

Now, he leads a political party synonymous with the upper echelons of Britain’s class system. Even his fiercest supporters might have to begrudgingly admit that Cameron isn’t an “average” or “normal” Brit. He’s posh.

Read More:Britain’s prime minister ate a hot dog with a knife and fork, and it’s a problem – The Washington Post.

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