Friday 23 February 2018

Nicholas Leonard: Sleep-deprived Cameron in for tough week

Nicholas Leonard

Wednesday is National Stress Awareness Day in Britain. If the organisers want to find a classic example of someone subjected to excessive stress around the clock, the place to look is Number 10 Downing Street.

David Cameron's young daughter, Florence, is not yet sleeping through the night so he is taking turns with his wife, Samantha, to feed her in the small hours. The disruption to the prime minister's sleep patterns coincides with a sharp increase in the pressures on him during his 12-hour working day.

His biggest problem this week is to sort out a vicious argument that has broken out within his ranks over the way the coalition government should respond to the escalating threat from terrorism.

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