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David Cameron needs to up his profile

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It seems when our illustrious leader, David Cameron, is away on his hols, he really can feel like an ordinary person again. That’s because he is not recognised as the UK’s Prime Minister if today’s story in the Daily Telegraph is anything to go by.

Mr Cameron and his wife found their waitress was too busy to bring their cappuccinos over to their table and so asked the PM to collect the coffees himself. Quite rightly David Cameron did not reward her dreadful service with a tip (very Tory-like behaviour!). The terrible waitress in question, Francesca Ariani, said she did not know who the man forced to serve his own table was.

Is this just ignorance from the young lady or does DC need to get out more on the international stage?
When you think France, you can see Sarkozy; Germany: Merkel, Italy: Berlusconi.  Britain: hmmm…
Now, I’d be pushed to recognise the Portuguese prime minister or even the Spanish leader for that matter but I like to think we operate on higher political plains. Perhaps not.

It wouldn’t have happened in Thatcher’s day!

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Author: gavinmaclure

IT professional; political blogger, former Conservative councillor

2 thoughts on “David Cameron needs to up his profile

  1. When you think France, you can see Sarkozy; Germany: Merkel, Italy: Berlusconi because you are politically aware. There's plenty of people in Britain like Francesca Ariani, who wouldn't recognise Sarkozy, Merkel or Berlusconi.

  2. Usually in Italy, if you order your coffee at the bar, you collect it yourself: if you order at the table, the waiting staff bring it to you, but that costs more. I suspect some such confusion…

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