British PM David Cameron follows through with All Blacks bet

British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted this photo of his Kiwi cufflinks
British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted this photo of his Kiwi cufflinks

British Prime Minister David Cameron has worn a set of Kiwi cufflinks in the House of Commons after losing a bet with John Key.

Mr Cameron promised to make a charity donation to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal and wear the cufflinks if England lost to the All Blacks last weekend.

After the match, which world champions New Zealand won 30-22, Cameron said: "@johnkeypm A bet's a bet - I'll be making a donation to Christchurch Earthquake Appeal and wearing Kiwi cufflinks. #ENGvNZ."

Mr Cameron has worn the cufflinks today.

The All Blacks pose with the trophy after the QBE International match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium. Photo / Getty Images.
The All Blacks pose with the trophy after the QBE International match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium. Photo / Getty Images.

Mr Key has developed a habit of making sporting bets with other leaders.

After a bet with former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard in 2010, he had to stand in front of the Australian flag at his weekly post Cabinet press conference because the Warriors lost the NRL Grand Final to the Manly Sea Eagles.

However, the All Blacks granted him revenge soon after that by beating the Wallabies.

Another bet on that game meant Gillard had to eat a New Zealand apple and praise it fulsomely. That bet took a long time to fulfil. It was soon after the World Trade Organisation ruled Australia had to allow New Zealand apples to be imported.




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