The hapless David Cameron, Tory leader and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has probably done more to harm his reputation with the Conservative Party’s middle class core voters than any scandal involving Rupert Murdoch or other corporate puppet masters. Haroon Siddique reports for the Guardian:
David Cameron left his eight-year-old daughter in the pub following a Sunday lunch, after a mix-up with his wife Samantha, Downing Street has admitted.
The couple’s daughter Nancy wandered off to the toilets while they were arranging lifts and they only realised she was not with them when they got home, the Sun said.
The prime minister rushed back to the Plough Inn in Cadsden, Buckinghamshire, where he found his daughter with staff. A Downing Street spokesman said: “The prime minister and Samantha were distraught when they realised Nancy wasn’t with them. Thankfully when they phoned the pub she was there safe and well. The prime minister went down straight away to get her.”
Downing Street said the incident happened “a couple of months ago”. The story could prove embarrassing for the prime minister, coming on the same day as the government relaunches its £450m troubled families programme…
[continues in the Guardian]