David Cameron’s Canary Island break

British prime minister opts for rural tourism in Lanzarote during Easter vacation

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 16 ABR 2014 - 14:50 CET

David Cameron and his children in Lanzarote earlier this week. / Javier Fuentes (EFE)

David Cameron is currently enjoying a holiday in Lanzarote. The British Prime Minister and his family are easy to spot on the beaches of this Canarian island: just look for the gaggle of journalists and photographers respectfully stationed a safe distance away.

The Camerons, children Arthur, Nancy and Florence, along with his wife Samantha, are staying in a converted farmhouse close to the capital of Teguise, but have been seen out and about in the town, with minimal security arrangements, enjoying coffee at pavement cafes and eating in local restaurants.

“The nice thing is that he has chosen rural tourism rather than just heading for the beach,” says Christian, who runs the hotel. It is thought to be the Cameron's first family holiday in the Canaries, although they have visited Ibiza and Mallorca before.

The short break has been covered extensively by the British media. The Guardian believes that Cameron’s low-profile approach (the family flew out on low-cost airline Ryanair) is part of a strategy designed to make him appear more down to earth than the rest of his government, and it suggests that this image of an ordinary middle-class family man goes down well with the British electorate in the run up to next year’s general elections.

But behind the scenes, Cameron is reported to be following events in Ukraine closely, and has spoken with Downing Street every day, as well as talking by phone to Angela Merkel.

RELATED CONTENT

Comentar Normas

Para poder comentar debes estar registrado en Eskup y haber iniciado sesión

Darse de alta ¿Por qué darse de alta?

Otras noticias

Últimas noticias

Ver todo el día

El Súper Tazón…o la esquizofrenia militarista tras un balón

El Super Bowl regaló desde un homenaje a los “Panteras negras” hasta una celebración al militarismo más profundo de EE UU

La transición energética alemana y algunas reflexiones estratégicas

Una de las economías pionera de la transición que nos debe llevar a un nuevo paradigma es la alemana

El nacimiento de unos gemelos de gorila, una esperanza para la especie

EFE

Nacen por primera vez en un área protegida de la República Centroafricana, donde esta especie se encuentra amenazada

EL PAÍS RECOMIENDA

Los hombres acaparan dos de cada tres nuevos trabajos

Xosé Hermida Madrid

La calidad del trabajo femenino se deteriora aún más

Malí resiste... desde la música

Mercedes Goiz Bamako

Los sonidos de África vibran en Bamako, que celebra su primer festival como gesto de coraje frente al yihadismo

Lo más visto en...

» Top 50


Webs de PRISA

cerrar ventana