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David Cameron mistakenly says this will be 'career-defining election'


David Cameron has made another gaffe on the election campaign trail – this time saying how election was a “career defining” moment when he meant to say “country defining”.

Labour pounced on his remarks, claiming it was proof that he “puts his career before the country”. “It’s all about Dave,” the party tweeted.

It is the third slip of the tongue by Mr Cameron in a week after he forgot which football team he supported and also forgot the date of the election – mistakenly saying it was May 9 instead of May 7.

He has already announced he would not stand for a third term in 2020 if he succeeds at this election, which many have seen as a mistake.

If he fails to remain as Prime Minister after the election he would almost certainly be ousted as Tory party leader, so in reality this election this is “career defining” for him but to admit it in public is damaging as it makes him appear selfish.

Speaking to staff at Asda’s headquarters in Leeds, the Prime Minister said: "Whatever your views and whichever party you support, please make sure you do vote on May 7.

"This is a real career-defining... country-defining election that we face now in less than a week's time."

Jon Ashworth, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Office Minister, said: “The problem with David Cameron is he always gets his priorities wrong. He puts his career before country, just as he puts a privileged few before working people.”

Source: Independent

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