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Nicholas Leonard: Cameron won't have much fun in the sun

Nicholas Leonard

Published 30/05/2011 | 05:00

British Prime Minister David Cameron and his family are taking a break in Ibiza this week but, in the 24/7 world of politics, there is no such thing as a real holiday and Cameron will be keeping in close touch with his key colleagues back in Whitehall.

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It is only 1,200km from the nightclubs of Ibiza to the underground command bunkers of Colonel Gaddafi in Tripoli. The defence minister, Liam Fox, predicted yesterday that the downfall of Gaddafi is now 'inevitable', though he carefully added that it would take place "sooner or later".

Fox and Cameron are relieved that Russia has come round to their view that Gaddafi has got to go but they are not pinning much hope on the peace mission to Libya today by the South African president, Jacob Zuma.

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