After brutal slaying of Drummer Lee Rigby the Prime Minister also visited a hippy market during his controversial holiday on the party island of Ibiza.
While Britain remained on terror alert last week after soldier Lee Rigby’s brutal killing, we can reveal David Cameron was trying hard to serve.
But not in his role as Prime Minister. Instead the PM spent his controversial Ibiza holiday polishing up his tennis strokes as well as visiting a hippy market and “chillaxing” at a villa owned by a pal.
The only heat he seemed to be feeling was the sunny variety as he topped up his tan on a week-long family break on the party island with wife Samantha and their children.
Just three days after chairing a meeting of Cabinet emergency committee Cobra following the Woolwich slaying, Cameron and Samantha posed for photos in a bar overlooking the stunning Benirras beach.
After finishing their coffees, the couple strolled to the sand where they spread out on sun loungers with Nancy, Elwen and Florence.
Famed for its sunsets where drummers come and perform, it is a haven for people living the hippy lifestyle.
Meanwhile, back home the grief-stricken family of another drummer boy were readying themselves for a visit to the spot in South East London where Lee, 25, was butchered.
But the tension at home failed to fluster our laid-back PM. Tanned and relaxed Cameron spent a day playing tennis doubles with friends at a nearby club.
He spent Wednesday trawling through the island’s famous Punta Arabia Hippy Market – and even stopped to have a photo taken with a club DJ and promoter.
Bob Masters, who runs soul events on the island, posted the snap on Facebook. He wrote: “I asked if he was going to Mambo, but he said he didn’t like dancing much... doh.”
Friends of his on the site responded angrily. Many questioned what Cameron was doing while the country was close to crisis.
The hippy market is a mecca for people who live “alternative” lifestyles.
Stalls selling clothes and crafts are dotted around and visitors can even dress up as hippies and have a photo taken against a psychedelic background.
Today Cameron is due to fly home to a country still rocked by the horror of Lee’s slaying.
And on top of that, he faces the embarrassment of one of his MPs being embroiled in a cash-for-access scandal
Patrick Mercer has quit the Tory whip after being accused of lobbying for undercover journalists in return for £4,000.