September 27th, 2012

Fifteen-Love, Actually

They’re having a bit of a nightmare over at Political Scrapbook towers this afternoon. Borrowing a quote from the Racing Post, the lefty blog ran a story that David Cameron had snubbed a phone call with Barack Obama because he was playing tennis with Rebekah Brooks’ husband, Charlie. Funny they weren’t so vocal about Gordon Brown pathetically begging Obama five times for a fifteen minute meeting in a kitchen, or Tony Blair bombing countries on the whim of an American president. In terms of the special relationship, a stand-up-for-yourself Hugh Grant-style approach should surely be cheered…

In any case, it looks like the story has little foundation anyway:


UPDATE: King of spin Damian McBride has another explanation:


  1. 1
    jgm2 says:

    Brown, if Obama was in the habit of making impromptu phonecalls, would have simply spent his entire three years sat in an empty room with a telephone. Just in case.

    Like that Mrs Doyle woman on ‘Father Ted’ when he went downstairs one night , opened the door, turned on the light and there was Mrs Doyle with a tray of tea. Just in case.

  2. 2
    [insert name here] says:

    Was political scrapbook around when the Iraq war started?!

  3. 3
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    I saw the headline and just assumed Bonkers Johnson had been caught at an orgy.

  4. 4
    Some Twat up North says:

    I wonder how much of our booze and food was consumed by the Brooks’ during their 3 weekends at chequers?

  5. 5
    Stan says:

    The Bro Love between Dave & Obama is strong. Neo International Marxists together & all that.

    No way Dave would dis the Pres.

  6. 6
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Northerners always have a problem with strong successful women.

    I would prefer Rebekah to Cameron as PM.

  7. 7
    Steve Miliband says:

    It was probably Barry O’Bama, the local plumber

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Far better if they just got married.
    Ed Millipede thinks so:

  9. 9
    genghiz the kahn says:

    New balls please.

  10. 10
    smoggie says:

    Strong, successful… you mean like Fatima Whitbread?

  11. 11
    Loungelizard says:

    Leave Mrs Doyle out of this she’s a respectable woman!

  12. 12
    Chris Bryant MP says:

    Obama can rod my drains any day!

  13. 13
    crapbook says:

    Exactly . The piece just says “A Mr Obama”.
    With so many half brothers etc it could have been anyone including his Irish dependents.

  14. 14
    Quiet Bat Person says:

    Cameron is ignorant about the Magna Carta. I wonder if he knows we have a Bill of Rights too? His ignorance is worrying.

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Why does the BBC think this belongs under the political section?

    The Milliband sisters are as Mendacious as Mandy.
    Politicians poking their bits into Church affairs will resurrect the hidden strength of inner parts.
    Prepare for Millibattle.

  16. 16
    Anonymous says:

    Invoke article 61 right now – The Act of Lawful Rebellion!

  17. 17
    Fish says:

    You haven’t actually watched the interview, have you QBP ?

  18. 18
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Who gives a flying fuck what fat twat McBride has to say.

  19. 19
    Obama overheard in UN kitchen says:

    Yo! Why that crazy ass Brown dude keep asking for a photocall? That dude be one crazy motherfucker!

  20. 20
    annette curton says:

    Carry on like that Dave (if true) and you will be be the main man!. Peep!, peep! This is the President of the United States on his Blackberry, “Dave!, Dave!, is that you Dave?”, Yes, Hi… look in the middle of a game of tennis at the moment……..bluuuuuur, no signal.

  21. 21
    Plato says:

    Au contraire, Sandra – you couldn’t be more wrong. We like our woman feisty.

    In relation to Rebekah, I would question your use of “strong”, “succesful”, and “woman”.

  22. 22
    Plato says:

    Is revealing that his explanation includes being dishonest.

  23. 23
    Chris Bryant MP says:

    I think Cameron used similar words during the Brooks tennis match.

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    in a pseudo democracy like ours, anything is possible.

  25. 25
    Chris Matthews says:

    These are racist code words and I take away your dog whistle

  26. 26
    Jimmy says:

    You can picture the scene:

    Obama “I’ve had a rough day, i need to relax and take my mind off things. Get me Cameron”

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