"Chillaxing' Mr Cameron?

Witney MP and Prime Minister, David Cameron, has the ability to "switch off" from the pressures of high politics in a way that almost no other MP can, according to a new biography of the Prime Minister.

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Oldest minister too busy to "chillax"

David Cameron, President Barack Obama and others watch Champions League final at G8 summit Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza/PA Wire

The Government's oldest minister has joked he is too busy to spend much time "chillaxing".

Lord Howell of Guildford, father-in-law of Chancellor George Osborne, made his comments in light of recent criticism of the Prime Minister's work rate.

A new biography of David Cameron claims he "chillaxes" on weekends at Chequers by singing karaoke, playing tennis against a machine dubbed "Clegger", indulging in games on his iPad, and drinking three or four glasses of wine at Sunday lunch.

Lord Howell, a Foreign Office minister, was cheered by peers today as he got up to answer questions on a third consecutive topic in the House of Lords.

As the 76-year-old poured himself a glass of water, Lord Howell joked: "I'm not going to have much time for any chillaxing."

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