Just in case anyone thought the long established system of patronage was gone from the British political system, Prime Minister David Cameron stepped in this week to remind us all that rumours if its demise were greatly exaggerated. David Cameron’s hairdresser has been awarded an MBE for ‘services to hairdressing’.
Lino Carbosiero has been cutting the PM’s hair since before he entered Downing Street in 2010, and is credited with the lofty achievement of changing the direction of Mr Cameron’s parting, prompting 2010 headlines about Cameron swinging from ‘right to left’.
In a quite hilarious interview with the BBC News team, Carbosiero scratched about for other things for which to credit the nomination for an MBE. Though we doubt very much that the ‘fight’ to make all hairdressers licensed and regulated is top of the country’s list of campaigns right now.
Here are some of Dave’s finest comb overs…