Wednesday 22 November 2017

Nicholas Leonard: Politics trickier than economics for Cameron

Nicholas Leonard

British Prime Minister David Cameron has found a new way of coping with the tensions of Downing Street. Having risen to the highest level on the iPad game, 'Angry Birds', he has now moved on to playing 'Fruit Ninja', which offers "touchscreen fruit destroying and social networking smoothie madness", as well as personal guidance from a ninja "sensei", a venerable Japanese-style mentor.

Mr Cameron will be in Brussels today for the EU summit on saving the eurozone. Although the Germans and French are still furious with him for voting against a new treaty last year, Mr Cameron will be in all-out smoothie, networking mode today.

To the intense anger of his anti-Europe right-wingers, he is now ready to endorse a big increase in Britain's loans to the IMF, even if the money is going to be used indirectly for salvaging the stragglers in the eurozone.

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