Cameron’s unborn child ‘like Beckham’

By politics.co.uk staff

The prime minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland believes his unborn child is a boy with the kicking skills of David Beckham.

David Cameron and his wife Samantha have deliberately avoided finding out whether the new baby is a boy or a girl.

He told the Sun newspaper they believe the couple’s fourth child is a boy “because it is kicking furiously”.

He added: “It has got a right foot like Beckham.”

Mr Cameron is on holiday in Cornwall after taking a break from public speaking, spending his final week answering questions from the public in a series of ‘PM direct’ events. Beckham lets his boots do the talking.

2010 is set to be a happier year for the Conservative leader’s family life, after his six-year-old son Ivan died after struggling with cerebral palsy and epilepsy last year.

The Camerons have two other children – six-year-old Nancy and four-year-old Arthur.

The prime minister, whose choices over which aspects of the state to save will have a crucial impact on the ongoing comprehensive spending review, suggested the decision-making process over which name to pick for the new baby did not fit with British political traditions.

“It’s like North Korean democracy,” he explained. “There are talks but she will decide.”