Sophie Wilkinson | Contributing Editor | Tuesday, 24 March 2015

David Cameron Won’t Be Your Prime Minister For Any Longer Than 5 Years

David Cameron Won’t Be Your Prime Minister For Any Longer Than 5 Years

The Debrief: Apparently terms are like Shredded Wheat: two are wonderful, but three might just be too many

Big political news today comes in the form of David Cameron pledging to not be prime minister beyond the next term.

In a BBC interview (in his kitchen, which has become the new battleground for politics – because we all have kitchens and aren’t these fusty old politicians now totally relatable?), he said: ‘There definitely comes a time where a fresh pair of eyes and fresh leadership would be good and the Conservative Party has some great people coming up – the Theresa Mays and the George Osbornes and the Boris Johnsons.

‘The third term is not something I’m contemplating. Terms are like Shredded Wheat: two are wonderful, but three might just be too many.’

Now, after wondering for a couple of seconds who on earth, in this post-gluten free world, actually eats Shredded Wheat, we started to wonder; what does this mean for politics?

Well, it means that a vote for Cameron this election is very much a vote for the Conservatives as a whole, and that Cameron might have lost some power in his latest comments.

It was after Tony Blair said he wouldn’t do a fourth term that he lost his authority, some say.

What else did we find out in the interview? Cameron likes thighs. Chicken thighs, that is. He took the interviewer down to the butchers in his Oxfordshire constituency, presumably to show himself as a normal kind of guy, and told the butcher: ‘I like the thighs because they are very juicy.’

Perhaps not all is lost – between the kitchen, the Shredded Wheat endorsements and the thighs, he can be a TV chef next!

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