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David Cameron is a man on a mission. The former prime minister is currently driving a lorry on a 1,000-mile trip to Poland with two colleagues from Chippy Larder, a food bank he volunteers for in his home town of Chipping Norton.


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Posting a photo of himself at the wheel, Cameron said that he is embarking on the 26-hour journey to deliver food parcels and donations to the Red Cross.

He says he and the rest of the population are “stepping up to help our neighbours in their hour of need”.

News of his trip is not out of character. Cameron has always been a big supporter of more foreign aid. This week, he called on the government to “get back” to increasing overseas aid to 0.7 per cent after it was cut to 0.5 per cent by Boris Johnson last year.

Cameron hasn’t exactly covered himself in glory since leaving Number 10. Last year, he was exposed by BBC Panorama for bagging £7 million from shares in the collapsed finance company he lobbied for, Greensill Capital.

Commendable as it is, Cameron’s long-haul expedition could run into problems. As one Twitter user pointed out: “Make sure you’ve got your Brexit paperwork in order Dave. It’s not as easy as it used to be.”