Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ivan Cameron, 2002-2009. R.I.P.

Ivan Cameron, the eldest son of British Conservative Party leader David Cameron, died suddenly this morning. He was only six years old.

Cameron's son was severely disabled at birth suffering from a combination of epilepsy and cerebral palsy. Out of respect for Cameron, Prime Minister's Questions was cancelled today.

I was not aware that Prime Minister Gordon Brown also lost a young child. His daughter was born premature and died 10 days later early in 2002.

It is well known that Brown and Cameron viscerally dislike each other. One wonders if their mutual contempt will soften in light of this tragedy. Brown spoke with compassionate eloquence today in the Commons. ( If this event doesn't mend relations between the two in some way then nothing will.

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