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UK and North American politics. => A look at British politics in the light of the decision to leave the EU. => Topic started by: John on July 13, 2016, 03:21:27 PM

Title: Could this be the real reason David Cameron has stood down?
Post by: John on July 13, 2016, 03:21:27 PM
Could this be the real reason David Cameron has stood down?

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The Camerons decided to send their eldest child Nancy to a state secondary school – presumably to appear more in touch with the public – but Arthur, 10, has different ambitions altogether.

A source close to the Prime Minister’s family told the Times that Dave ‘wants to send Elwen [Arthur’s second name] to Eton but can’t do it while he’s in Downing Street’.

Considering how hard Cameron has worked to shed his ‘posh toff’ image (with arguably mixed results), deciding to make his son follow his steps and join the £11,478-per-term school would probably send him back to square one.

Since Arthur would need to join the exclusive school in September 2018, the PM – if reelected – would have to stand down after completing just over three years of his second term.

And according to the Eton admissions office, “boys must be under ten and a half years old to be registered” – which means that Cameron must have more than the elections on his mind.

Arthur turned 10 last month, so the decision would have to be taken before July.

http://metro.co.uk/2015/03/26/david-cameron-could-stand-down-as-prime-minister-as-early-as-2018-5121306/#ixzz4EIZFb0Gl
Title: Re: Could this be the real reason David Cameron has stood down?
Post by: ShiningInLuz on July 13, 2016, 04:43:34 PM
Could this be the real reason David Cameron has stood down?

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The Camerons decided to send their eldest child Nancy to a state secondary school – presumably to appear more in touch with the public – but Arthur, 10, has different ambitions altogether.

A source close to the Prime Minister’s family told the Times that Dave ‘wants to send Elwen [Arthur’s second name] to Eton but can’t do it while he’s in Downing Street’.

Considering how hard Cameron has worked to shed his ‘posh toff’ image (with arguably mixed results), deciding to make his son follow his steps and join the £11,478-per-term school would probably send him back to square one.

Since Arthur would need to join the exclusive school in September 2018, the PM – if reelected – would have to stand down after completing just over three years of his second term.

And according to the Eton admissions office, “boys must be under ten and a half years old to be registered” – which means that Cameron must have more than the elections on his mind.

Arthur turned 10 last month, so the decision would have to be taken before July.

http://metro.co.uk/2015/03/26/david-cameron-could-stand-down-as-prime-minister-as-early-as-2018-5121306/#ixzz4EIZFb0Gl
It will certainly be interesting if events turn out that way.
Title: Re: Could this be the real reason David Cameron has stood down?
Post by: Carana on July 13, 2016, 04:48:07 PM
That couldn't possible have been taken out of context, could it?




Almost all entrants to Eton arrive at age 13 and stay for five years. Admission at age 16 is possible for a small number of candidates, however, and there are two entry routes: see Sixth Form Scholarships and Sixth Form Entrants.