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With a ciggie in one hand, a cocktail in the other and hugging a Corbyn supporter, meet our ex-PM David Cameron in full chillaxing mode

August 6, 2017 9:23 PM
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Having run the country for more than six years, he prides himself on his multi-tasking abilities.

So former Prime Minister David Cameron wasn’t worried about taking on more than he could handle as he balanced a cigarette, a drink and a rather enthusiastic Jeremy Corbyn fan all at the same time.

In fact Mr Cameron looked perfectly at ease as he juggled all three as he attended the upmarket Wilderness Festival near his Oxforshire home.

Despite previously claiming to have been ‘relatively successful’ in quitting smoking, he appears to have taken it up again.

But it appears he hasn't quite lost his political competitiveness, as he and his wife Samantha also managed to spoil a Labour councillor's selfie by photobombing in the background.

Activist Vanessa Price, 47, took a picture of herself with husband Steve at the well-healed event.

But she got a shock when she looked back to find a familiar face the background - staring straight into the lens.

Dressed in a black jumper with his hair neatly styled, the old Etonian stuck out against the crowds of glitter-clad revellers.

He was watching Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit along with Samantha and their daughter Nancy.

Mrs Price said: 'He didn't look like he was enjoying the music but Sam seemed to be having a nice time. He was looking around, looking a bit bored.

Ironically Mrs Price is a Labour councillor who had campaigned against Mr Cameron's policies in his constituency, Witney, Oxon, but had never set eyes on him before.

The town councillor from Stroud, Gloucestershire, said: 'I live near here and I'm a Labour councillor, I've helped with demonstrations in Witney and stood outside his offices but never set eyes on him.

She joked: 'People have been saying it looks like a Photoshop job, or like he's wearing a mask.

'I've have love to have seen Jeremy Corbyn at Glastonbury but to see David Cameron at Wilderness, he certainly isn't wowing the crowds.

Mrs Price has been to the trendy Cotswolds festival, known for it's yoga classes and glamping, three times before.

Tickets, priced at £189.25 for general adult camping, worked out per day at more expensive than Glastonbury.

Headliners included Grace Jones and reggae legends Toots and the Maytals, and there were thought-provoking talks from the Sunday Papers Live and the Tate Britain.

She said: 'I'd say it's mostly people in their 20s and 30s, it's a more upmarket sort of thing. He looked out of place.

'We love the festival because of an area called The Forum'where they have political debates - Vince Cable was suppose to give a talk but cancelled because he is now too busy.

Mr Cameron is thought to be no stranger to partying in fields after footage emerged on YouTube apparently showing him at an illegal rave in the 1980s.

And his trip to Wilderness Festival coincided with fellow Conservative George Freeman announcing a radical new direction for the party.

It was not clear if Mr Cameron was a part of the initiative, reportedly backed by 10 MPs, and described by Mr Freeman as like 'a 'first rave, you'll remember who you brought'.


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