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Belatedly, a quick comment on David Cameron's reply to a question asked him in Kazakhstan that he would want to be Harry Potter. In your dreams, Dave. It was widely reported that he then said people in Britain would cast him as Voldemort. Powerful evil wizard? In your dreams, Dave.

What he actually said, apparently, was ""I suspect people in Britain might want to paint me in a different role but I'll let them do that". Well, since you suggest it ... how would Dodgy Dave and his chum Georgie fit into the HP world?

Well, we have a career politician who seemed affable enough when not faced with any serious problems, but turns nasty when criticised, and has shown an unprincipled tendency to operate solely on the basis of what he thinks will keep him in the top job. He has a sidekick who seems to take a smirking relish in devising spiteful ways to kick those who are already down, especially when they're not his own "sort" -- a group who consider themselves a natural elite.

Yes, I think we're looking at Fudge and Umbridge here, aren't we?

Date: 2013-07-08 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melusinahp.livejournal.com
Definitely Fudge. That's the first thing that popped into my mind.

Date: 2013-07-08 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] michaelho.livejournal.com
Beat me to it, both of you. (But who would be Ludo Bagman?)

Date: 2013-07-08 09:27 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-07-09 09:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lokifan
Someone who was probably up to dodgy collaboration with an evil dictator yet somehow avoided criminal charges? Spoilt for choice!

I do like Boris, though, if you go for 'dodgy type who the public love despite many reasons not to'.

Date: 2013-07-10 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] michaelho.livejournal.com
He looks the part too!

Date: 2013-07-08 10:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tree_and_leaf
Absolutely!

Date: 2013-07-09 06:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jesspallas.livejournal.com
That seems fair enough to me. ;p

Date: 2013-07-10 06:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lazy-neutrino.livejournal.com
I think he has also failed to deal with the problems facing him, so I think Fudge is definitely a good match. I approve of this post ;)

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