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British leaders struggle with image of being out of touch

Privileged pasts fodder for satire and voter anger

LONDON — “Posh,” a play based on the drunken antics of a fraternity called the Bullingdon Club that once counted Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne as members, has sold out two runs since opening in 2010.

The show depicts an evening of the so-called Riot Club, a fictitious Oxford University dining society resembling the Bullingdon, getting out of hand as the alcohol flows. The Rioters descend on a pub intent on getting “chateaued,” vandalizing the place, and then paying the landlord for the damage. “I am sick” of poor people, one of the group members says.

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