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Added on: 2nd Jul 2013


David Cameron was visiting a Northern Ireland primary school and the class was in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.


The teacher asked Mr Cameron if he would like to lead the discussion on the word 'Tragedy'..

So,  Britains illustrious leader asked the class for an example of a 'Tragedy'.


A little boy stood up and offered: 'If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field and a tractor runs over him and kills him, that would be a tragedy.'


'Incorrect,' said Cameron. 'That would be an accident.'


A little girl raised her hand: 'If a school bus carrying fifty children drove over a cliff, killing everybody inside, that would be a tragedy.'


'I'm afraid not', explained Cameron, 'that's what we would refer to as a great loss'.


The room went silent. No other children volunteered. Cameron searched the room.


'Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?'


Finally, at the back of the room, little Johnny raised his hand and said:  'If a plane carrying you and Mr. Clegg and Mr. Milliband was struck by a 'friendly fire' missile & blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy.'


'Fantastic' exclaimed Cameron, 'and can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?'


'Well', said Johnny, 'it has to be a tragedy, because it certainly wouldn't be a great loss, and it probably wouldn't be a f**king accident either!'







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