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UK PM David Cameron has been enjoying a bit of sunshine during the Easter school holidays, and yet another parliamentary recess. If it gets you cross to know that politicians have so many paid days recess from work, and the means to travel abroad frequently, news that Cameron was stung by a jellyfish no doubt added a smile to your tired, pale, care worn British face.
Unlike Brits, who he keeps telling need to tighten their belts and endure austerity measures cheerfully, Cameron was on no cheap package holiday. He is on a luxury holiday to the Spanish Island of Lanzarote.
Cameron was swimming in the sea off his Lanzarote resort when a jelly fish stung him on the arm. He reportedly fled the sea yelling in pain.
He had been warned by locals but chose to ignore the advice. According to a Guardian blog "the PM was warned that "there's loads of jellies down there" as he approached the sea at Arrieta beach, and prudently removed his children from the ocean. But he waded in himself, subsequently emerging "shouting in pain", one local told the Daily Mirror.
Perhaps Mr Cameron wanted to make a point. Either way watching others leave the sea, listening to the warning, removing your kids from the water and then getting back into the sea yourself is just bonkers.
Apparently David Cameron has been stung by jellyfish in the past but he has not learned any lessons.
According to the Independent "One Briton on Lanzarote remarked that the traditional cure for a jellyfish sting is to urinate on it. But a Downing Street source told the paper that the sting had not required treatment."
I imagine volunteers were queuing up, just in case.