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Former PR Executive David Cameron Is Britain’s New Prime Minister

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Former PR executive David Cameron has already begun work as Britain’s new prime minister, where he will lead a coalition government of his right-wing Conservative Party and the leftist Liberal Democrats.

Cameron spent seven years as a PR executive for Carlton Television, now part of ITV, the oldest commercial television network in the UK.

Not surprisingly, some journalists don’t have fond memories of working with Cameron during his PR days. From a February 2010 Guardian story on Cameron’s PR background:

One senior business journalist who dealt with Cameron extensively describes him as ‘thoroughly unpleasant’ and not a very efficient press officer: ‘A good PR man will tell you stuff and give you insights and he never did that – which is why Carlton had rings run round it.

[Image: New British Prime Minister David Cameron greets leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg. Via AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis]

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