Following his purchase of a second-hand car for his wife, the Prime Minister’s negotiating skills have been compared to those of a mug punter on a car dealer’s forecourt by those campaigning for an OUT vote.
Michael Gove claimed that the car was clearly a wreck and that Cameron should have simply walked OUT of the garage in Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire. However, Cameron apparently remained IN the workshop to try to negotiate a series of improvements. According to Gove, the improvements achieved through several days of talks were only superficial at best and that the price remained too high and not worth paying.
Although Boris Johnson’s assertion that Mr Cameron would end up paying millions of pounds for the car appears to be somewhat exaggerated, there is nevertheless evidence that the garage owner ‘saw the PM coming’. However, that may have been partly due to a call from the PM’s security team saying, ‘A bloke called Dave might be interested in the Micra’.