Biggest Stories of the Decade – David Cameron’s pig related escapades

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Undoubtedly, one of the biggest stories of the past decade was the famous “piggate” scandal surrounding former Prime Minister, David Cameron.

“Piggate” was a story that appeared in ‘Call Me Dave’, an unauthorised biography of Cameron involving his antics with a dead pig whilst a student at Oxford University. Apparently Cameron did not just play around with the pig, but actually went the whole hog by putting what was described as “a private part of his anatomy” into the dead pig’s mouth as part of an initiation ceremony.

The story was said to have come from an MP who had been at Oxford at the same time as Cameron. However, Cameron called the story “utter nonsense” and insisted that the anonymous MP in question was telling porky pies. Cameron’s response to the situation may appear misguided, even “ham fisted” in retrospect, as the Prime Minister said that he was too busy running the country to dignify the situation with a response, also taking a break from his Twitter account. That break was probably for the best as his first tweet since the allegation was met with a barrage of pig-sex related abuse; the UK Prime Minster was effectively being hog-roasted by all of Twitter.

In fact, it was only this year that Cameron really went into depth about the accusations in his autobiography For The Record, where he assured that he didn’t put his porker into the dead pigs mouth. However, despite speculation, it is unlikely that we will ever find out whether the story is really true or not, and whether David really was a dirty pig after all.

Last modified: 5th December 2019

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