Prime Minister David Cameron took time out from dealing with the crisis in the Eurozone and the phone-hacking scandal to guest-edit this week’s edition of the Big Issue .
The Conservative leader visited the magazine’s offices in Vauxhall, South London, spoke to a group of vendors about selling the magazine and met editorial staff.
Cameron explained his reasons for accepting the invitation to guest-edit the title, writing: ‘First and foremost because it’s a great magazine and it’s a great honour to be asked to edit it.’
He added that the magazine has ‘given homeless people a way of taking back control over their lives and is a fantastic example of how we can reduce dependence on state hand-outs. This is entirely in keeping with my political philosophy, so it’s quite a natural fit.”
Features in Cameron’s issue include an interview with Michelle Obama and a feature written by Microsoft founder Bill Gates.