David Cameron is rejecting the advice of top security officials by insisting on walking around Whitehall, refusing police motorcycle escorts and demanding to be allowed to keep his BlackBerry smartphone.
There is increasing nervousness about the protection of the Prime Minister, who officials believe is making himself vulnerable to terrorists, lone obsessives and cyber-criminals.
Having done this for a week or two he\’ll stop. For security reasons, don\’tcha know.
After all, there\’s no shame in showing you\’re a man of the people, that you really can walk 500 yards across London, but, well, you know, police won\’t let me do it any more.
Point made and back to the back of the limo.
I will, of course, eat my hat if he\’s still doing this on a rainy evening in November. Most unconvinced that I\’ll have to be seasoning the chapeau though.