Manu Tualagi does what we all want to do to politicians

You’ve got to laugh really. Hardly worth apologising over, I’ve wanted to do much worse to politicians.



Leicester Tigers and England centre Manu Tuilagi is to write David Cameron to personally apologise for making a “bunny ears” sign behind the Prime Minister’s back during a visit by the triumphant British and Irish Lions squad to Downing Street on Monday.  

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said on Tuesday he had spoken the 22 year-old and said it was right that Tuilagi should formally apologise to Mr Cameron after doing so on Twitter on Monday night.

“It was stupid. He is a young lad but he should know better,” Cockerill said. “I have reminded him of his responsibilities this morning.

“I understand that he apologised on Twitter last night but he is writing a personal letter to the Prime Minister to apologise for his behaviour and rightly so.

“He is in a privileged position and it is a very privileged thing to be able to go down to Downing Street and have that visit. Obviously he meant no harm but given the profile that he has you can’t do that sort of thing.

“He knows as soon as he has does it that he shouldn’t do it but he needs to understand that he is in the glare of the media the whole time and certainly the Prime Minister is.”

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.