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Nicholas Leonard: The arrival of the Camerons' daughter couldn't have come at a better time for them

Nicholas Leonard

Published 30/08/2010 | 05:00

THERE were 1,890 babies born in Britain last Tuesday but only one of them was of any use to the Downing Street spin doctors. The arrival of the prime minister's daughter, Florence Rose Endellion Cameron, could not have come at a better time for them.

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They badly needed the 'happy families' media coverage of David Cameron and his new baby to offset the utterly unexpected news that for the second time in the past few months a government minister has 'come out' as homosexual after years of pretence.

The statement from the prisons minister, Crispin Blunt, was so unemotional compared to the impact of its content that it read as though it had been written for him by a computer programme.

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