What's the girl thinking?
More and more I despair at the actions of our Prime Minister. Surely he must have realised that the choreographed table tennis stunt was distasteful and not what is expected of British Prime Ministers. Whilst I realise in this day and age that photocalls are an essential part of self-promotion from PMs, I expect Britain's most senior representative to act with dignity and not behaving like a schoolboy.
Why do British Prime Ministers have such a desperate desire to impress any president of the US? When did we become so insecure? Any relationship the US has had with Britain has been advantageous to them and everything the US government undertakes is calculated in terms of dollars, not relationships.
We are involved in two wars. I wonder how the family and friends of those who have lost their lives in these wars feel about seeing the two men responsible for the war operations, cavorting like teenagers instead of behaving like statesmen when in the public eye.
In an attempt to show the world they are 'just like us' the two leaders have shown how superfluous they are to the serious aspects of government. Then again, every business needs a chief salesman.
A badly judged photocall indeed.