Want to follow David Cameron’s ‘hug-a-hoodie’ advice but not sure where to start…? Well, I’ve found just what you’re looking for at our local Deeping St James Exchange gift shop.
Among the coffee mugs decorated with pictures of Priory Church, and tee-shirts celebrating our village, there’s something called an urban hoodie for sale with a Christmas discount.
It looks as if it needs a good hug.
Conservative Leader David Cameron said in the summer that we should all hug-a-hoodie. Last week he went even further and urged us all to love-a-lout.
In a bizarre speech, the man who wants to be in charge of running our country went totally soft on crime: Cameron said society needs to show a lot more love to young criminals in order to steer them away from crime and misbehaviour.
Personally, I think he’s lost the plot. Crime has fallen here in Lincolnshire and across the country, but we still have too much crime on our streets, particularly anti-social behaviour.
Cameron’s idea that we could cut violent crime if only we took time to cuddle criminals is dangerous nonsense and demonstrates his scary lack of leadership and judgement.
I don’t think anyone who advocates hugging hoodies or loving louts can be trusted to run our country.
But you don’t have to take my word. Former Sunday Express editor and Conservative Press Secretary Amanda Platell wrote in the Daily Mail:
…what is becoming increasingly clear is how utterly out of touch Cameron is with the harsh realities of life for millions of families in modern Britain…I wasn’t at all surprised to read in The Telegraph that Cameron’s Love-a-Lout speech was written by his fellow old Etonian, Danny Kruger.
…You’d have thought Cameron could have some sympathy for the ordinary, decent people who they have victimised.
But no. In true Sunshine style, he sees the criminals as the real victims.
Sunshine Dave - a marketing confection lacking all conviction.
I reckon the pair spent too much time day-dreaming at Eton and not enough in the real world.
But I’m sure they’d appreciate an urban hoodie from the dsj-exchange gift shop which they could hug to their heart’s content.
It’s green, which is of course one of colours Mr Cameron is trying to be.
So far, he’s proved to be very green in one place: behind his ears.