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Cameron denies he snubbed Obama to play tennis

British Prime Minister David Cameron has rejected a claim that he snubbed a phone call from US President Barack Obama to carry on a game of tennis.

Cameron’s schoolfriend Charlie Brooks had claimed the prime minister had been too involved in a match at his country residence, Chequers, to speak to the US president, the Daily Mail reported
Brooks, who studied at Eton with Cameron, said the pair were ‘pretty good friends’.

‘I played tennis with him [Cameron] at Chequers one day. I won the first set easily, then he won the second set, and then someone came up to him and said, “Er ... Mr Obama is on the phone for you, prime minister’. He [Cameron] said, ‘I think we’ve got time for a third set - tell Mr Obama I’ll ring him back’,” Brooks was quoted as saying.

Cameron flatly rejected the claims, insisting he and Brooks had played tennis only once at Chequers, and official logs showed no calls from Obama at any time that weekend.

 Downing Street said officials always scheduled calls between the prime minister and the US president in advance, giving each other at least ‘15 minutes’ notice.   


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