Britain’s premier tabloid, The Sun, have their hands on an exclusive scandal today: Prime Minister David Cameron accidentally left his eight year old daughter alone Nancy in the local pub after a traditional Sunday lunch.Cameron and the rest of his family apparently only realised their error when they got back to their home in Buckinghamshire, some 15 minutes later (his wife had been travelling in another car, and both believed Nancy was travelling with the other).
A “pub insider” told the Sun that when they found Nancy in the bathroom, they weren’t sure exactly what to do:
“It’s not like you can look up David Cameron in the phone book and then ring to say, ‘You’ve left your daughter behind’.”
In a final dig, the Sun’s account closes with an account of Cameron’s “chillaxing”, noting that he has been known to drink a number of glasses of wine with his lunch.
Downing Street have confirmed to the Guardian the incident did happen a few months ago, though they refused to confirm whether the Prime Minister was drinking alcohol with his lunch. The timing of the Sun’s exclusive is interesting, given that the government only this morning launched a new scheme to target “problem families”.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles, on BBC radio to discuss the new scheme today, had to dodge a question the parallels between “problem families” and those parents who accidentally leave their children in a pub.
“We’re definitely not talking about that – mainly for my job security,” Pickles said.
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