David Cameron with two of his children, Nancy, 13, and Elwen, 11, and two other runners, after running The Great Brook Run together in Chadlington, Oxfordshire, on 28th December 2017. Photograph taken from Twitter.
It is the sort of morning that bears the promise of a warm blossomy spring and aptly so, for a new dawn is on the mind of everybody here, especially the group of old friends sitting on a grassy bank.
In the muddy patch at the bottom of the bank, three-year-old Nancy Cameron is making mud pies while her baby brother, one-year-old Elwen, attempts to consume a snail and her godfather, George Osborne, looking about 17 with his fresh complexion and neatly ironed blue jumper, laughs that we will be hearing more of the little missy in years to come: “This is what an It girl looks like at three.” Samantha, Modigliani-beautiful, with her long pale face and glossy hair, sits gently cradling five-year-old Ivan.
I wonder how Theresa May squares this ‘Christian heritage’ malarkey and her own upbringing as the daughter of a vicar with the sheer cost to the lives and well-being of the poor, the sick, the hungry, the impoverished, the disabled, the oppressed, and the less-fortunate among our society not only that she herself has been directly responsible for in her capacity as Prime Minister and formerly Home Secretary, but also that the party she has devoted her life of public service to has wrought in its history.
If I ever interviewed her that’d be the first goddamn thing I’d ask.
David Cameron with his seven-year-old daughter Florence at a Yoshi Sushi restaurant on 26th November 2017. Taken from Instagram.