08/10/2012 09:25 BST | Updated 08/10/2012 09:27 BST

David Cameron Yawns Through William Hague Conservative Party Conference Speech (PICTURES)

It was supposed to be David Cameron's comeback conference, with the party slipping behind in the polls, and the leader losing popular support to his blonde arch rival.

But the prime minister looked like he'd rather be cuddled up in bed rather than watch Foreign Secretary William Hague address delegates in Birmingham.

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Prime Minister David Cameron rubs his eyes watching William Hague


Is Cameron stifling a yawn?

He yawned, drooped his head, rubbing his eyes, looking like a hungover student in an early morning lecture, despite being sat next to William Hague's wife Ffion.

Cameron's speech is expected to focus on his own big achievements - presenting him as the heir to Margaret Thatcher, even claiming his achievements as prime minister outweigh those of the Iron Lady, doing more to reform the education system and tackle pensions.


The Prime Minister appears to be drifting off as he sits among delegates in Birmingham

But perhaps the Prime Minister is trying to emulate Thatcher in more ways than one, with his predecessor famously getting by on just four hours sleep a night.