David Cameron reignites intern row

In an interview published in The Telegraph, the Prime Minister said he would continue helping friends by offering their children internships, saying he was “very relaxed” about the situation. He even disclosed that he had invited a neighbour in for a work placement at his office.

The comments undermined his deputy, the Liberal Democrat leader, who recently said internships for the well-connected were one of the major forces preventing social mobility in Britain.

In the interview, Mr Cameron gave the most personal insight yet into his life as Prime Minister, just under a year after taking office.

He talked about a recent visit he made to the grave of his son, Ivan, who died in 2009 and said welcoming Baroness Thatcher to No10 was like an “out of body experience”. However, Mr Cameron admitted that not winning an outright majority at last year’s election had disappointed Tory supporters.

His decision to disagree publicly with one of Mr Clegg’s most high-profile policy interventions is likely to anger Liberal Democrats, who already resented Mr Cameron’s recent attacks in the debate on the Alternative Vote.

In an interview published in The Telegraph, the Prime Minister said he would continue helping friends by offering their children internships, saying he was “very relaxed” about the situation. He even disclosed that he had invited a neighbour in for a work placement at his office.

The comments undermined his deputy, the Liberal Democrat leader, who recently said internships for the well-connected were one of the major forces preventing social mobility in Britain.

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