David Cameron has been hailed as one of the Three Lions, whose participation in the England 2018 World Cup bid presentation has given the English bid the edge going into the vote. But while David Beckham is one of England’s greatest ever players and Prince William is the president of the FA, it turns out Cameron doesn’t even like football.
Thanks to Hansard, a Parliamentary speech made by Cameron in 2001 has come to light. The future PM admits he is not a football fan.
He told the House of Commons: “Many of those who have spoken in the debate or have written about the subject are either lawyers or football fans, but I have to confess that I am neither: I am just a novice parliamentarian who is trying to work out whether the draconian powers in the Bill are really necessary.”
In his presentation this morning, the Prime Minister made a point of praising the effectiveness of the British police. Back then he wondered: “Are the police using all the possible intelligence to follow hooligans and to share information with other police forces? Are they doing everything to help the French, Dutch and Belgian police forces to arrest people in those countries instead of Parliament giving our police service more powers?”