Andrew Lansley Receives A Supportive 'Fist Bump' From David Cameron

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The Huffington Post UK   First Posted: 22/02/2012 14:37 Updated: 22/02/2012 15:29

With Ed Miliband going for the coalition over the NHS during prime minister's questions, health secretary Andrew Lansley could be forgiven for being anxious as to whether David Cameron supported him.

However any worries must have been put to rest, for now, after the embattled minister received an unequivocal sign of support: a prime ministerial fist-bump.

No. 10 sources quipped that "It's clearly a positive sign".

Despite all the furore and criticism over the NHS bill, Lansley still has his boss' support. For now.

The PM's fist-bump wasn't the first time male politicians got chummy with each other. In the spirit of their seemingly unshakeable bond, we put together a collection of the great political bromances.

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Nick Clegg and Chris Huhne have known each other for a long time.

Clegg and Huhne fought for the LibDem leadership in 2007. This competition culminated in the embarrassing exchange on TV over Huhne's office putting out a briefing against "Calamity Clegg".

Clegg said he had known Huhne for "as long as I've known almost anybody else in politics". He also attended Huhne's wedding to Vicky Pryce.

It was Huhne's marriage to Pryce, of course, that led to his ultimate downfall as Energy Secretary. Now Clegg is rid of Huhne in government, who knows what Huhne may do on the back-benches...
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