Cameron drives landmark BMW Mini

David Cameron has driven Cowley's 2,000,000th new Mini off the BMW production line.

The Prime Minister hailed the Oxford plant as 'a British manufacturing success story' even as he drove the vehicle on to the assembly area floor, having slightly overshot the corner. He had to reverse to complete the manoeuvre.

The Oxford plant has been manufacturing the new-look Minis for the last 10 years.

Mr Cameron said: "There are lots of great things you get to do as Prime Minister, but one of those things you don't get to do is drive a car.

"For over a year now, I haven't driven a car, so I can't tell you what pleasure it's going to give me to get into the 2,000,000th Mini."

He added: "Minis have been a fantastic success story, not just for Oxford but for the UK.

"For me personally, it's a bit of a thrill because I don't get to drive any more - even though it was only 20 yards."

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