Monday, July 12, 2010

David Cameron in ... police escort?

It's hard to believe that I haven't been in London since last November. We travelled in from Sussex to central London this morning to wander around a museum or two, and allow Littl'un to see some of the sights.

The view of Westminster (the tower holding Big Ben) as you come up the stairs on the way out of Westminster tube station

There's an imposing view as you come up the steps out of Westminster tube station.

David Cameron passing by near Parliament

When he came to power as the new Prime Minister in early May, David Cameron suggested that a police escort was unnecessary, and that he would take his chances in the London traffic. The police protested, and the story disappeared from the news agenda. As we crossed the road this morning from Parliament across towards Portcullis House, police outriders appeared, blowing their whistles to warn and control the pedestrians and clear the road for PM's car to pass. It definitely looked like David Cameron sitting sideways as the car swooshed around the corner. Half the size of escort that used to accompany previous PMs ... so some sign of recession!

Police outrider escorting David Cameron part Parliament

1 comment:

Coke_Shy_Hero said...

Lucky s.44's on its way out or ye'd be doing bird in the tower for those photos! ;-)