British PM David Cameron will be blushing this morning; check this out:
It's every parent's nightmare: To get home from an event and realise that a child is missing. But it can turn out to be a political minefield as well if you happen to be the prime minister.British Prime Minister David Cameron's office confirmed overnight (NZ time) that he accidentally left his eight-year-old daughter Nancy in a country pub after a Sunday afternoon visit.
Whoops! Although the incident happened a couple of months ago, the details have only just become public, to Cameron's embarrasment; read on:
Downing Street said the incident happened "a couple of months ago" as the family was leaving the pub near Chequers, the official country house prime ministers use while in office.Nancy had gone to the bathroom while Cameron and the rest of the family piled into two cars to drive back to the house west of London.Cameron was travelling in one car with his bodyguards and assumed that Nancy was in the other car with his wife Samantha and their two other children. Samantha assumed Nancy was with her father, and they only realised she was missing when they got home.The Cameron spokeswoman 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."Nancy was separated from her parents for around 15 minutes until Cameron arrived to collect her from The Plough in the village of Cadsden, she added.The spokeswoman said Cameron and his wife took responsibility for the incident. "They are their children and they take responsibility for them," she said. "No one is going to face disciplinary action. This was an error."
It was indeed an error. But it was a very embarrassing error for the British PM; one that he most certainly didn't need the public hearing about!