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David Cameron is under fire for eating a hot dog with a knife and fork

Such decisions can be game changers in an election campaign…

BRITISH POLITICAL PARTY leaders are criss-crossing the country with just a month to go until the general election, meaning the likelihood of them doing silly things has shot up.

Yesterday, prime minister and Conserative party leader David Cameron was in Dorset in the south-west of the country for what The Independent says was “an intimate family barbecue”.

But this being election season, there were a number of political journalists and photo agency snappers there to capture the event.

All was going swimmingly in the glorious British sunshine until shocking photos emerged of Cameron tucking into a hot dog… with a knife and fork.

Britain Election Source: AP/Press Association Images

As you might expect, the reaction hasn’t been great given most self-respecting human beings eat a hot dog with their hands.

It gets worse as the BBC’s political correspondent Carole Walker reports:

But some suspect that Cameron’s controversial decision not to get his hands dirty has to do with this unfortunate and viral picture of his rival, Labour leader Ed Miliband, grappling with a bacon sandwich last year:

After all, it’s not as if Cameron hasn’t been in this situation before.

When he was being all pally with Barack Obama in 2012, he ate a hot dog the normal way. The right way.

Obama Britain NCAA W Kentucky MVSU Basketball Source: AP/Press Association Images

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