Smiles and Humour

  • Simon Lancaster

Abstract

In September 2014, world leaders descended upon Newport in South Wales for a NATO summit. During a break in proceedings, David Cameron and Barack Obama went to visit a local school. Footage of this was broadcast around the world. I watched it on BBC News. The interviewer went up to one of the schoolgirls and asked what the president and the prime minister had said. She replied: ‘They didn’t say very much. They just smiled.’

Keywords

Prime Minister World Leader Great Leader Humour Test Emotional Part 
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Notes

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© Simon Lancaster 2015

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  • Simon Lancaster

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