The newspapers had a field day, in
particular the Sun which likened Osborne to Marie Antoinette. ‘Let them eat
pasties!’ was how they summed up his attitude to the proles.
One of the best lines
came from Judith Woods in the Telegraph
“Osborne, who has
a £3 million house in Notting Hill and owns shares in the family’s upmarket
fabric and wallpaper firm, Osborne & Little, isn’t short of a bob or two –
rumour has it, he once tried to pay on the Tube with a real oyster – which
renders him remote to begin with.”
Cameron tried to take the heat out of the row
by claiming he is as normal as the next pasty eating denizen of Cornwall.