YP Comment: Wish you were here! David Cameron’s holiday hypocrisy

David and Samantha Cameron on a previous holiday to Lanzarote.

David and Samantha Cameron on a previous holiday to Lanzarote.

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WAS it Yorkshire’s loss and Lanzarote’s gain – or vice-versa?

The hullabaloo over David Cameron’s Easter holiday is such that he might not have been the most popular visitor to God’s own county, although he would still have been afforded a warm welcome.

After all, it was the PM who implored the country, via Downing Street’s ‘cut and paste’ love letters, to holiday in flood-hit areas before he opted for the Canaries.

The ‘do as I say and not as I do’ Prime Minister doesn’t know what he was missing. He, and his family, could have enjoyed a stroll over the majestic Ilkley Moor or, if it was too nippy for their liking, ventured to one of the many world class museums and hostelries in a county that is very much open for business.

Mr Cameron might not be leading by example, but at least Yorkshire families – and visitors from further afield – know that they don’t need guaranteed sunshine in order to have the time of their lives and, crucially, support this region’s priceless tourism industry.

If only the Prime Minister realised this. If he did, he might be able to send a ‘wish you were here’ postcard from Yorkshire and do his bit to support a county still recovering from the floods – and his Government’s ambivalent attitude.

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