Top drawer Oxford/Etonian ‘booze and posh nosh’ old boys network that is a sort of post grad version of the Hellfire Club or the highbrow, parent-funded, independent school equivalent of The Freemasons.
Membership of this all male Lord Snooty brigade ‘officer’s mess’ demands the purchase of (and compulsory wearing of) a certain blue suede jacket which each costs around £3500, the consummation of very rich and expensive food and wines, the occasional appearance of female strippers and the destruction of certain property by the close of the evening, with no questions asked.
Such are the alcohol-fuelled shenanigans of the ‘Bullermen’ that many a sporting event over the centuries has been decided on the casual tapping of a blue and white tie to the judges or the pointing to a strand of blue ribbon which hangs from one’s straw ‘boater’.
Such was the din emanating from one ‘Buller’ meeting that it ended up with its own ASBO. No doubt the tapping of the aforementioned tie meant nothing at all to the common as muck police officers on duty that evening.
I only mention all of this because it might be something to reflect on the next time you hear David Cameron, George Osborne and Boris Johnson telling you to pull your socks up and get out there and work for nothing. They all being members of said ‘Bullingdon Club’ and having experienced such student high jinks themselves.
It must be quite a comfort knowing that these particular ‘Bullermen’ still have their blue tie, £3500 jacket, posh nosh and old boys network with which to lap up all the cream and tell lesser wealthy present university students to shut their faces from time to time.
Almost makes you proud to be British doesn’t it.
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