British politics just had a very WTF week
April 8, 2016 - Uncategorized
LONDON — It was certainly one of the weirdest (and most difficult) political weeks for Prime Minister David Cameron, from a massive leak of documents implicating the offshore funds of his late father to Lily Allen publicly calling for his resignation (don’t lose your chill now Dave).
Then there’s whistleblower Edward Snowden urging Britain to rise up and take to the streets Iceland-style and Danny De Vito (yes, really) backing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Here’s a look at the most bizarre events from the past five days…
The big Cameron tease.
Over the space of four days the Prime Minister issued four partial statements to explain his family’s tax affairs after the Panama Papers story broke. Then on Thursday night, he finally admitted that he did own shares in his father’s offshore fund and sold them for £30,000 ($42,300) before taking the top job. Read more…