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iPrime Minister: David Cameron to get his own iPad app

What would you get the Prime Minister who has everything? Well his own app of course…

The app could come in handy at Prime Minister's Questions...
The app could come in handy at Prime Minister's Questions...
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A NEW APP is being developed that will be specifically designed for Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron, according to reports.

The Times (paywall) reported yesterday that the app could include statistics and information from government departments on issues such as crime, unemployment and other data as well as real time news and Twitter updates.

The idea was apparently hatched by advisors on a trip to America and the app is being worked on by developers in the Cabinet Office. Officials said only that the idea is being discussed, though Cameron’s Downing Street office declined to comment on the details.

Cameron has previously discussed his affection for his iPad, but acknowledged he needed “a little bit of help from someone in IT” to set up the gadget.

He is known to use the tablet to catch-up on the latest news as well as use the TuneIn radio app to listen to BBC radio.

On long haul flights he uses it to watch episodes of The Killing and US drama Desperate Housewives, according to Mail Online.

He and Chancellor George Osborne are both reportedly fans of the game Angry Birds – in which users catapult tweeting birds at wood, glass, stones and other objects attempting to disintegrating them.

- additional reporting from AP

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