Fraser Nelson

Meeting McCain

Meeting McCain
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John McCain is doing Europe tomorrow: Brown for breakfast, Cameron for afters and Sarkozy in Paris in the afternoon. It's significant that he's setting aside as much time for Cameron as Brown. In Bournmouth 06, Cameron hailed McCain as the next president of America - not a claim he (or anyone) would have repeated in Blackpool last October. But Cameron was right first time, and his initial bet has paid dividends.  Normally, American presidential candidates resist being photographed with Opposition leaders, but I understand McCain is happy to pose with DC. Let's see if footage of them together makes the news tomorrow.

UPDATE: McCain arrived a little early (I wonder why…) and I bumped into them both as I came into the Commons. While the cameras are focused (and there was no audio), Cameron had to do that hand-waving thing. McCain knew the game and nodded dutifully. CentreRight has the pics which show the visibly more relaxed tone to the meeting with Cameron (and five of his closest friends).

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Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.

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