by Adeniyi Abdul
Critics of David Cameron can now add his parenting to the list of things they don’t like about the British Prime Minister, as it has been revealed that he left his 8 year-old daughter in a pub. Cameron and his wife Samantha had been having a family lunch at the Plough Inn, near Chequers on Sunday with their children, Arthur and Nancy, who ended up being forgotten in the toilets when her parents left.
A Downing Street spokesman confirmed the incident, saying: “The prime minister and Samantha were distraught when they realised Nancy wasn’t with them.”
“Thankfully when they phoned the pub she was there safe and well. The prime minister went down straight away to get her.”
“Sam thought the PM had Nancy, the PM thought Sam had Nancy,” he said. “They take responsibility for their own children. No one is going to face disciplinary action.”
The spokesperson however declined to answer, when asked if Cameron had drunk alcohol with his meal, simply saying: “He had gone with friends at lunchtime, with a number of families with children, and they left in various different vehicles.”
“As you know, the prime minister is a very busy man but he always tries to live as normal a life as possible with his family,” he said, adding that the incident had taken place “a couple of months ago.”
Workers at the pub were however described the incident as “frightening” and could not understand how a Prime Minister could forget his own daughter. “You’d have thought someone would have done a headcount or something,” a source told The Sun.
“Pub staff found their daughter in the toilet and didn’t know what to do. It’s not like you can look up David Cameron in the phone book and then ring to say, ‘You’ve left your daughter behind’.”
“It’s frightening the prime minister of Britain can forget something so important as his own daughter.”