Selfie-Gate: Cameron Blames Thorning-Schmidt

. . .Many British newspapers featured the shot on their front pages Wednesday. The Sun tabloid offered the headline: “No selfie respect.”

When asked about it in Parliament, Cameron said amid laughter from lawmakers that Mandela brought people together — so he thought it “only polite to say yes” to a request for a photo from Thorning-Schmidt, the daughter-in-law of former Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock. . .

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