Camerons in hot water – leave daughter behind at pub
Everyone is making a big deal out of the fact that Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife by accident left their eight-year-old daughter, Nancy, in a pub after having Sunday drink, Downing Street has confirmed. Then on the other hand, if someone else did that, what would have been the outcome, an arrest perhaps?
She is reported to have spent a quarter of an hour at the Plough Inn at Cadsden, in Buckinghamshire, before Mrs Cameron returned to collect her. The couple were upset when they found her missing. This also happened a couple of months ago. The Camerons were at the pub with all of their children and 2 other family members. Upon time to leave, they all left in different vehicles, and it was thought that Nancy was in the same car as Mrs. Cameron.
They discovered she was missing when they all got home, and Mrs. Cameron went to retrieve the girl.
Downing Street said no protection officers would face disciplinary action over the incident, adding that security arrangements were constantly under review.
A spokesman said: “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.” BBC
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles, who is promoting a scheme to give English councils a financial incentive to deal with “troubled families”, was asked on BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast if he drew parallels between them and parents who inadvertently left their children in a pub.
“We’re definitely not talking about that – mainly for my job security,” he replied.
Mr Pickles was also asked about the incident during a BBC News Channel interview, saying: “I’m very glad that Nancy was missing for only 15 minutes. It could happen to anybody. It must be any family’s nightmare.” BBC