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UK Opposition Leader Under Fire for Mocking German Accent.

 
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UK Opposition Leader Under Fire for Mocking German Accent.
Cameron in German accent gaffe

Conservative leader David Cameron's polished public image took a battering when he put on a mock German accent when explaining his opposition to ID Cards.

"During a question and answer session in Norwich he adopted an accent last heard on an episode of 'Allo 'Allo and said: "Where are your papers?"

A woman in the audience raised her hand and asked him: "I wonder about the wisdom of you adopting a German accent?"

Mr Cameron told her: "It was meant to be light-hearted."

Earlier one questioner had criticised Mr Cameron's decision to align the Conservatives with a right-wing Polish party in the European Union."
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Video can be see at the original source here: [link to itn.co.uk] [it's linked on the right hand side]
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Or here on Yahoo UK News Page:
[link to uk.news.yahoo.com]
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Also there's a slightly more in-depth appraisal of the story here:
[link to uk.news.yahoo.com]

Cameron in German gaffe

Yesterday, 12:43 pm
Politics.co.uk

By politics.co.uk staff

"Conservative leader David Cameron was guilty of a serious blunder last night when he appeared to do an impression of a Nazi officer when discussing his opposition to ID cards.

While attending a question and answer session in Norwich he asked the crowd "where are your papers?" in an exaggerated German accent.

He was questioned by a woman in the crowd who said: "I wonder about the wisdom of you adopting a German accent," to which he replied that he had intended the comment to be light-hearted.

Mr Cameron was addressing the crowd at the Hewett School to launch his pledge to scrap the controversial ID cards scheme if he is elected to office.

The scheme has come under fire as being both an infringement of civil liberties and a waste of money at an estimated £5 billion especially in a time of recession.

At the weekend new home secretary Alan Johnson was forced to reiterate the government's commitment to the venture amid rumours he was in favour of scrapping it.

Despite rumoured private reservations about the cards Mr Johnson said he would push ahead with their introduction as it was a manifesto pledge which he intended to keep."
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I dunno about anyone else but I thought it was pretty amusing.

Last Edited by CelticLegends on 06/16/2009 08:12 PM
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06/16/2009 08:15 PM
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Re: UK Opposition Leader Under Fire for Mocking German Accent.
Yes folks, the UK is so perfect and it's politicians so unblemished that this is newsworthy.
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06/16/2009 08:34 PM
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Re: UK Opposition Leader Under Fire for Mocking German Accent.
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Re: UK Opposition Leader Under Fire for Mocking German Accent.
Yes folks, the UK is so perfect and it's politicians so unblemished that this is newsworthy.
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Sacrasm, a.k.a. the lowest form of with aside, it may have been a random choice of accent/stereotype, or he may have been being sarcastic himself, or maybe he just reads infowars. com.

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Re: UK Opposition Leader Under Fire for Mocking German Accent.
"Lowest form of wit aside"

Or second lowest, second only to grammatical and types errors.

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