When is a Whig a Tory? When Dave says so…

Answer: when Team Cameron says he is… This elegant video starts with a seminal quote from that great Tory Irishman, Edmund Burke… then goes on to claim that the Whig Prime Minister William PItt the Younger was himself a Tory… That’s taking the principle of historical co-option too far: although he briefly led a weak coalition government towards the end of his life, he was never such thing… H/T Quietz

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty