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:

Doh!

UPDATE: King of spin Damian McBride has another explanation:


26 Comments

  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.

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  2. 2
    [insert name here] says:

    Was political scrapbook around when the Iraq war started?!

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  3. 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?

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  4. 5
    Stan says:

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

    No way Dave would dis the Pres.

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  5. 7
    Steve Miliband says:

    It was probably Barry O’Bama, the local plumber

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  6. 9
    genghiz the kahn says:

    New balls please.

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    • 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 18
    I don't need no doctor says:

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

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  9. 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!

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  10. 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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