Prime Minister David Cameron his discovered that, like a Dagenham blonde, he has black roots. Appearing on the hit BBC TV show ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ Cameron’s lineage has been traced back to the West African Republic of Cameroon, where his forebears were involved in missionary work.
‘Let me hasten to add they had nothing to do with slavery,’ Cameron said in a TV interview after the show was aired on Tuesday night. ‘Quite the contrary. But it is true that my great grand uncle the Rev. Thomas Smyth went off-piste had a mixed-race child. That wing of the family became the ‘Cameroons’, later shortened to the Camerons. I am proud of that heritage.’
Following the programme Cameron has been papped at a number of rap gigs in what some have condemned as a desperate attempt to appeal to the black vote.
‘No way iz aye compreemizin ma beleefs,’ he said. ‘I has alwayze torked lak dis ya get me?’
Rap Star Jay-Z said the new duet with Cameron, ‘Two Boyz From Da Hood,’ was ‘legitimate’. ‘Dave’s got soul,’ he said in Rolling Stone. ‘But his funk could do with some work.’