Is it right to criticise David Cameron for taking a holiday?
This morning the Mail Online and others attacked David Cameron for “swanning off” for a holiday in Ibiza whilst the nation is “struggling” and the press claim “Britain is on high terror alert”.
Nadine Dorries MP rightly responded suggesting it was ludicrous that such a “ridiculous” story could be printed:
“I think Cameron could actually get back from Ibiza to London quicker than if he was in Cornwall”.
“I think he is entitled to a holiday, he’s entitled to be with his family. I actually want the Prime Minister to be refreshed, feeling happy because he’s had holiday time with his kids and his wife and come back and be a refreshed Prime Minister”.
Cameron cannot win. If he didn’t take a holiday, the media would label him a “stiff”. They did just that to Gordon Brown, who was photographed on a British beach in his suit. If on the other hand, he holidayed constantly, he and his wife would be pilloried and lambasted like the Blairs.
Ms Dorries (for once) is spot on. Get the PM a beer.
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