A right Cameron cock-up

by Stephen Tall on May 27, 2006

Hat-tip: BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show


[At his speech to Google Zeitgeist Europe 2006,] David Cameron was singing the praises of the Internet, and, notably, “the most exciting new businesses, the ones that capture the spirit of the age.”

Fair enough. He then went on: “Look at craigslist, which talks about restoring the human voice to the Internet in a humane, non-commercial environment.”

So we had a look, and the first thing craigslist said was:

‘You could be having casual sex with a strange within hours. Just follow the four easy steps below, and get yourself shagging today.’

(I’ve not provided the link, ‘cos this blog has some standards. But type into your browser craigslist.co.uk if you don’t believe me.)

Still, it could have been more embarassing: Mr Cameron might accidentally have let slip a policy in his speech.