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Alt Ref NoMRD0397
Artist or CreatorMartin Rowson
Title or CaptionPrime Minister? Chancellor?
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Mirror
Date20 Jan 2014
FormatDigital
Embedded text or transcriptThis bunker operated by Serco - No unauthorised admittance
Person DepictedCameron; David (1966 Oct. 9-);
Osborne; George (1971-)
Implied textCompanies: Serco Group plc is a British government services company based. It provides public and private transport, traffic control, aviation, military and nuclear weapons contracts, detention centres and prisons and schools. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
NotesNews: "Duck and dive Dave is more PR than PM. Today is the 216th day since David Cameron deigned to subject the great office of Prime Minister to public scrutiny at an answer-any-questions press conference in Britain. The Conservative leader suffers a chronic public accountability phobia, a former spin doctor who survives by ducking and diving. Tony Blair and Gordon Brown endured ordeal by monthly interrogation, fixing a date in Downing Street and responding to whatever issues were thrown at them. Cameron's different. Perhaps it's his thin skin, bridling at the merest hint of criticism. Maybe the PM realises he has a record of incompetence, failure, weakness, prejudice, cruelty and broken promises which is impossible to defend. The likelihood is that it's both. The Cameron way is to grant the occasional one-to-one interview with a single TV or radio journalist, Downing Street controlling the agenda with a spin doctor discussing questions with a producer in advance. When audiences are granted to newspapers and magazines, Cameron again authorises them only on his terms. ... " Kevin Maguire, The Mirror
Subjectsbarbed wire
mirrors
prime ministers
Chancellor of the Exchequer
press conferences
Copyright contact detailsmartin.rowson1@ntlworld.com
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GB/BCA/8128Cameron; David (1966 Oct. 9-)1966 Oct. 9-  
GB/BCA/8134Osborne; George (1971-)1971-  
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