posted on Aug, 12 2006 @ 06:23 AM
Perhaps the reason is
It might just be that TB (no doubt in daily if not hourly contact with the various parts of government and the security services during this
'alert') decided that the best course of action was to project an image of calm
(and demonstrate the actuality of 'cabinet' government in this Labour government; it's a reality that, once again, totally refutes the critics
repeated ridiculous claims of 'control freakery'
But let's be honest, whatever they had done would have been cause for someone to howl from the gallery and try to score a few cheap political points,
If he stayed on longer than he did (as it was he did delay going on holiday) it would be taken as a sign of his supposed being a 'control freak' and
if he goes it's abandoning the country.
Tough at the top, eh?
Personally I quite like the idea that our political leaders get away from it all (accepting that they don't really anyway) at least a little.
No-one can accuse TB of taking 'the dubya' version of holidaying and being away for huge chunks of the year on vacation.
I quite like it that TB enjoys some non-politically obsessed 'real life' with his own 'real family'.
They live in enough of a 'bubble' as it is.
Better that than a stressed out and distracted PM quietly suffering a series of personal crisis from a family not getting any attention.