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Professor Tim Bale, Cameron woes mount over steel and Panama - with EU vote to come



David Cameron returned from his Easter break to face a British steel industry crisis, the EU referendum and now an offshore tax scandal. While the Prime Minister has said that his family does not stand to benefit from an offshore investment fund set up by his late father, the constant stream of bad news suggests the end of Cameron's leadership may already be in sight – reports Bloomberg. "It's fair to say he was the future once, but he isn't any longer," said Professor Tim Bale. "His standing in the Conservative Party has always been reliant on the fact he's seen to be a winner electorally speaking, and his ratings have been eroded over the past month. But he does have this tendency, like most successful politicians, to bounce back."
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