So, our 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 Billy raised his hand and said, “If a plane carrying you, Mr Clegg and Mr Milliband was struck by a 'friendly fire' missile and blown to smithereens; that would be a tragedy.”
“Fantastic”, said Mr Cameron, “tell me why that would be a tragedy?”
“Well”, said little Billy, “it has to be a tragedy, because it certainly wouldn't be a great loss, and it probably wouldn't be a fucking accident either!”