Was It Something I Said? David Cameron’s Blunder In Front of Queen
Yesterday, Queen Elizabeth II hosted a reception for UK Parliament representatives on the occasion of her 90th birthday. In attendance were Prime Minister David Cameron, Speaker of the House John Bercow, Leader of the House Chris Grayling and The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Whilst being led round the room by the Speaker of the House Her Majesty stumbles upon Mr Cameron and Chris Grayling, “the great axis of powers”.
Mr Cameron goes on to state that he’s been preparing for the upcoming anti-corruption summit being held in London this week. Thereon Mr Cameron seems to forget there’s a camera on him:
David Cameron: We’ve had a very successful cabinet meeting this morning to talk about our anti-corruption summit, we’ve got the Nigerians… actually we’ve got the leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries coming to Britain. Nigeria and Afghanistan, possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world.
Justin Welby: But this particular president is actually not corrupt.
Queen: Is that right?
Welby: Oh yes, he’s trying very hard this one.
Bercow: They are coming at their own expense, one assumes?
I think the above picture says it all, whilst Mr Cameron is probably used to speaking to The Queen candidly in their weekly meetings. In front of the news cameras Mr C should have been a little more careful.
My advice: take a leaf out of The Queen’s book, PM.Filed under The United Kingdom
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