HAS Dave fallen out with one of his Shadow Cabinet members?
The picture carried in today’s Daily Mail seems to suggest this is so. In fact, so desperately did Dave want to avoid talking to Shadow Chief Secretary Philip Hammond during a Tube journey yesterday, he even pretended to read a copy of The Guardian!
But perhaps he’s standing because there weren’t any spare seats near Hammond? Fair enough assumption. Ah, but lookie here…
Now, if one were the cynical type (which I’m not, obviously), one might conclude that in fact Dave was simply posing for photographers and felt more comfortable standing. But surely he wouldn’t – nay, couldn’t – be so calculating?
Last week we had the “hey guys – I’m just the same as you, yeah?” picture of Dave shopping in Woolies. Now we have him on the Tube dutifully ignoring a colleague (well, okay, I concede it’s normal to ignore members of the Shadow Cabinet in public). So what’s next in Dave’s Grand Photographic Tour of Normality – a picture of him and Sam doing a car boot sale?
Who’d be surprised?