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Cam got a step up, we're left to trip up.

Byline: DM1ST letters@mirror.co.uk @kevin_maguire KEVIN MAGUIRE Stalking the corridors of power

ASPIRATION is misused cynically by a silver spooned David Cameron to shift blame on to those whose lives he blights.

Here is a PM born with every advantage money could buy and a gilded old school tie network to land him cushy numbers.

From a prep school favoured by the royals to the Bullingdon Club via Eton, his is a life of unearned privilege.

A Buckingham Palace flunky put in a word to secure young Dave's first job, heiress wife Samantha's mummy whispering a word into the ear of the boss who gifted Cameron his best paid perch in TV PR.

If life was a 100 metre race, millions of disadvantaged Britons are slowed in the cement slippers of low-wage households where paying the bills is a soul destroying daily worry.

Cameron on the other hand was awarded the biggest of head starts, placed so close to the finishing line he could stumble badly in his golden sneakers and the luck of birth would still make him a winner.

To listen to the Con leader lecture working people on trying harder, aiming higher, is to hear a political heir to Pontius Pilate and Marie Antoinette.

Slippery Cameron mustn't be allowed to wash his hands of responsibility when his austerity regime is walling in our kids. Shutting children's centres opened by Labour deprives thousands of young of a fighting chance. Hope drains away in a zero hours and minimum wage jobs market he champions to feed slave labour to predator bosses.

Students leave university with a degree and debt and, dispiritingly, little chance of a decent start.

While at the top Cameron is entrenching wealth, his millionaires tax cut a nice windfall for the Chipping Norton set.

The Tory toff who surrounded himself with a brigade of Old Etonians fails the "Deeds not Words" test of the Suffragettes.

The nation increasingly sees through him, Cameron's hollow talk of aspiration falling flat in middleincome homes.

It's why he failed to win a Con majority after a global financial collapse and Labour civil war at the end of 13 years. It's why 33% of Britons would never vote for the Cons.

The Tory toff tag is political kryptonite for Cameron, a reason he's ratty whenever I apply it.

Call-me-Dave's unclassy to urge people to dream as he entrenches division.

Nice words merely add insult to the injury of nasty deeds.
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Title Annotation:Editorial
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 18, 2013
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