Monday 22 January 2018

Jury told to ignore Cameron's 'support' for TV chef

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron

Gordon Rayner

DAVID Cameron was criticised by the trial judge for his "regrettable" comments about being part of "Team Nigella".

The jury at Isleworth Crown Court was told to ignore the Mr Cameron's comments that he is a "massive fan" of Ms Lawson, made in an interview with 'The Spectator'.

Judge Robin Johnson told the jury: "The defendants feel aggrieved, as the comments, although they do not specifically deal with matters in this trial, are favourable to Ms Lawson. The fact that they may feel aggrieved is not without justification.

"You will realise that what public figures say or feel about a witness in this case can have no bearing on matters that you decide."

In an interview conducted after Ms Lawson gave evidence in court about her drug use, Mr Cameron was asked if he was a member of "Team Nigella", as her supporters describe themselves on social media sites.He said: "I am. I'm a massive fan, I've had the great pleasure of meeting her a couple of times and she always strikes me as being a very funny and warm person."(© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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