David Cameron’s former director of strategy Steve Hilton recently wrote in The Spectator that Glastonbury is not merely a ‘left-wing utopia’, arguing that it operates in accordance with conservative principles. Mr S, who attended the festival this weekend, suspects Hilton may need to rethink this theory.
As Natalie Bennett, Ken Livingstone and Charlotte Church took to the stage to preach their anti-austerity message, David Cameron made his own appearance in Shangri Hell, the festival’s main after-hours party area.
The Prime Minister had the dubious honour of having his voice played on speakers in the party section, which was covered in political posters about the dangers of cuts. Somewhat predictably the Tories took a bashing, with one poster showing Cameron with devil horns.
The organisers also had a novel idea about how to deal with non-doms:
Who needs a political demonstration against cuts when you can have it included in the price of a £225 ticket!