Canberra lambasted for having a dead heart

By Daniel McPhee, The Australian

When David Cameron, Prime Minister in 2007, described Australia as "Britain's best friend" this week, it should not have surprised anyone that his comments came to a shuddering halt at some point later in the day when a spokesman for Tony Abbott said his leader had never expressed such sentiments and that the Prime Minister was "an Australian citizen바카라". It was a statement that seemed too close to the truth, even for Canberra.

This was because the Prime Minister appeared to have lost track of what had caused the anger. It was on 9 March 2007 that David Cameron had a private dinner in St John's Wood to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Anglo-Saxon Convention. Although he was the first sitting Prime Minister to visit the site, the Prime Minister later said "there were a few people who were here to celebrate the anniversary" before moving off to meet the Queen.

One of them was his close friend and former political ally, Tony Abbott. The President of Australia was there too, so he and the Prime Minister were together for the meal in St John's Wood.

However, Mr Abbott did not express similar views when they first met in the White House as the Prime Minister was still serving as the Chancellor of the Exchequer as the Bush Administration was struggling with the effects of the financial crisis.

A month later, during the leadership contest on 17 April 2007, while Mr Abbott was still in office, the Prime Minister had a very different view. Mr Abbott was then serving as Leader of the Opposition and said: "I have great respect for David Cameron.

"I know Tony and he has done man바카라y good things."

"Mr Abbott," Mr Cameron told reporters on 7 May 2007, "has always been a brilliant political thinker and great tactician, with an abi우리카지노lity to put common sense, compassion, honesty and humility before anything else."

So what was the issue in question in 2007?

One of the many reasons for Mr Abbott's failure to show solidarity with the Prime Minister at the dinner, as noted above, was the fact that he had been elected on a policy platform of more than doubling Australian defence spending while Mr Abbott was the Opposition leader.

In other words, the Prime Minister did not want Mr Abbott to have that much more of his own money that he would have used to provide education for more Australians. This was an issue which he tried to hide in the press room.