"No child left behind" may have worked for George W. Bush, but David Cameron was having none of it. From The Telegraph:
The Prime Minister, his wife and three children had enjoyed an afternoon meal with two other families at The Plough in Cadsden, Bucks, when they took their eye off their eldest daughter Nancy.
When the family gathered their things and left Mr Cameron shared a car with his bodyguards while Samantha followed behind with son Elwen, six, and daughter Florence, 22 months.
The Prime Minister thought Nancy was in the car with his wife, while Samantha thought she had jumped in with her father. It was only when both cars pulled up to Chequers, two miles away, that they realised she was not there.
A Downing Street source said the "distraught" parents rushed inside and telephoned the pub, where staff reassured them that their daughter had been found alone in the lavatory and was being looked after.
The staff knew who the girl was but had been unable to contact her parents because, as one pub insider put it: “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’."
“You’d have thought someone would have done a headcount or something," the insider told The Sun. "Pub staff found their daughter in the toilet and didn’t know what to do.
“It’s frightening the Prime Minister of Britain can forget something so important as his own daughter.”
Frightening but not surprising, since he has forgotten, among other things, his promise to have a referendum on the EU. And what happened to the “Bonfire of the Quangos”?
Mr Cameron's friends have recently told how he likes to "chillax" at his country retreat during weekends, sometimes enjoying three or four glasses of wine with lunch.
He also unwinds by watching films on television and is partial to an afternoon nap, it was claimed.
The Plough is described on its website as "a traditional old English pub with a warm welcome" and "the perfect stop off point to enjoy a quiet drink, good quality food and a friendly atmosphere, all in stunning surroundings".
It serves "home cooked hearty food" using locally sourced ingredients and boasts a beer garden situated in an "area of outstanding natural beauty", it claims.
Churchill, who “chillaxed” with three or four bottles of wine, would never have used such a ghastly tautology. And he would not have forgotten his duty to protect our country from Islam. Strictly speaking, Cameron has not forgotten this duty – he never took time out from working or “chillaxing” to acquaint himself with the contents of the Koran and Hadith, and so had nothing to forget.
I am all for Prime Ministers relaxing – a meddlesome PM is the last thing we want – so let Cameron cut out one of his many conferences/dinners/meet-and-greet sessions to learn about Islam. Let him learn that everything about that pub lunch – the wine, the “hearty food”, the beer garden and the mixed company – would be strictly forbidden under Islam. As for his daughter, at nine she is old enough to be “married”.