David Cameron brings in Michelle Obama and Bill Gates as he guest-edits Big Issue

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.

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