School photographers Gilman & Sloane have withdrawn permission for a photograph of David Cameron to be used in the media reports the Guardian.
The picture which shows the Opposition leader and Boris Johnson, currently Shadow Minister for Higher Education in their youth dressed up like Lord Snooty as members of Oxford University’s Bullingdon Club had been used in the media to counter the Tory Party’s claims for Cameron to be a man of the people.
The night on which the picture was taken is remembered by Johnson by ending ‘with a number of club members crawling on all fours through hedges of the botanical gardens trying to escape police dogs and the cells’.
Despite the willingness of the newspapers to pay for the image Gilman & Sloane have withdrawn it from sale for ‘commercial reasons and not due to any form of pressure’.
Rumours that the Conservative Party have paid a substantial sum to bury the image of the Eton old boys are said to be completely unfounded.