Christmas at Chequers: December 2010
Former prime minister Herbert Asquith once said of the Chequers Estate that it “is what the holder chooses and is able to make of it”. Never was that statement any truer than under the premiership of David Cameron, spanning 2010 to 2016.
Christmas at Chequers: December 1978 and The Winter of Discontent
Labour politician James Callaghan served as prime minister of the United Kingdom from April 1976 to May 1979. It is a known fact that he would spend his Christmas celebrations at the prime ministerial estate of Chequers, but it is the last of his holiday seasons at the country retreat which bore by far the most significance politically.
Christmas at Chequers: December 1945
With the Second World War in Europe having finally drawn to a close in May of 1945, the Christmas of that year was one of hope, despite rationing remaining in force.
Christmas at Chequers: Boris Johnson set for first Christmas as prime minister
December 25 approaches. Thoughts turn toward opening presents on Christmas morning, tucking into a traditional Turkey dinner, eating chocolate and sipping sherry, with eyes and ears nationwide ready to tune in to the Queen’s address to the nation. However, after the advent period of 2019 was dominated by a snap general election, it begs the question: what does the prime minister actually do at Christmas?