Who on earth is Lord Ashcroft?

September 21, 2015 4:09 PM

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LONDON — For Lord Ashcroft, revenge is a dish best served steaming, sizzling hot. His new biography of David Cameron, “Call Me Dave,” contains plenty of juicy gossip: guests taking cocaine at dinner parties in the Cameron home; the future leader’s student habit of getting stoned and listening to Supertramp; the claim that Lynton Crosby, architect of the prime minister’s unexpected election victory, doesn’t really rate him.

But none of it compares to the allegation that, as part of an initiation ritual into Oxford University’s debauched Piers Gaveston Society — named for Edward II’s probable lover and, incidentally, an anagram of “not pig-averse”— the future PM inserted his private parts into the mouth of a severed pig...

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