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Not David Cameron’s finest hour

21 July 2010

5:24 PM

21 July 2010

5:24 PM

David Cameron has just made a quite spectacular mistake. Talking to Sky News he said:

‘I think it’s important in life to speak as it is, and the fact is that we are a very effective partner of the US, but we are the junior partner’. ‘We were the junior partner in 1940 when we
were fighting the Nazis.’

The obvious problem with Cameron’s remarks is that, as any fule kno, the Americans did not enter the war until after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The error is even odder
given Cameron’s penchant for war movies, he’s watched Where Eagles Dare 17 times
apparently.

This howler from Cameron following Clegg’s Iraq gaffe at PMQs, means that this has not been a good day for the Coalition. 


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