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David Cameron: I can run U.K. on my Blackberry

World leaders are part of the still-existing minority of Blackberry users.
By Aileen Graef   |   Aug. 21, 2014 at 6:12 PM   |   Comments

LONDON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is receiving some criticism after he said he could run the country from his Blackberry.

Cameron was about to go on vacation -- one that ended up being cut short -- when people voiced their concern over tensions in Iraq and the government.

"Wherever I am in the world I am always within a few feet of a BlackBerry and an ability to manage things should they need to be managed," said Cameron. "And indeed as I have done on I think almost every holiday that I have enjoyed over the last few years."

His critics weren't satisfied. Labour MP John Mann said the prime minister's flippant attitude was a sign of his inability to lead.

"Government by BlackBerry is not any kind of Government," he said.

Cameron is not alone in his Blackberry reliance. U.S. President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt all use the dated phones.

Obama also has been criticized for his vacations. He has been in Martha's Vineyard for the greater part of the past two weeks. After speaking on the beheading of American journalist James Foley, pictures of the president golfing were splashed across media outlets, causing his critics to lash out.

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