British Prime Minister David Cameron Speaks to ABC's Diane Sawyer

And this is the biggest responsibility I have. In terms of those families, we try to do everything we can in the U.K. to help them. And to, you know, make sure that they can -- they can live a life and try to help them get over their grief. But it is -- you never get over your grief. You never forget something that you've lost. And it is incredibly tough and they are bearing an incredible burden for us.

DIANE SAWYER: Because we're getting to know you for the first time as prime minister, a couple of questions, if I can. We saw incredible campaign videos of you putting dishes in the dishwater, as we know --

DAVID CAMERON: The things we do.

DIANE SAWYER: -- and making the porridge.


DIANE SAWYER: Stirring the porridge. You have a new baby on the way. So what's going to happen with the diapers now and the dishes now?

DAVID CAMERON: Well, there'll be the usual family row about who does what. I mean, I'll try and be a -- try and be a good, hands-on dad. But Sam and I have talked about it and she said, "You know, I expect you to be a bit less hands-on this time -- this time around."

But the good thing is, we live above Number 10 Downing Street, so it is possible. I've always said, it must be possible to be a good prime minister and a good father and a good husband. But September and the arrival of a new one is going to test that, that theory.

DIANE SAWYER: Was it tough for her to give up her job as a creative executive?

DAVID CAMERON: Well, she hasn't given up the job. She's sort of working part-time. And she, I think actually it's working well that she enjoys getting out of Downing Street and being involved in work. She also enjoys what I'm doing, what we're doing together. But she's very much a family person, so the, what she's most protective of is -- is, you know, are we going to get a decent holiday and have some time together, and time with the children.

And that's good, because you know, in this job, there are always a thousand other things you could be doing. And you've got to make sure that you do find time for your family and your children. And for a good reason, which is that, you know, hopefully, one of the reasons you -- you become prime minister is because you've got some -- some balance and some equilibrium and some sort of reasonable judgment you bring to the problems of life. And if you get frazzled and fried and exhausted and forget who you are, then you're going to be a rubbish dad. But you'll probably be a rubbish prime minister too.

DIANE SAWYER: And at the end of the day, what is it, quoting Dr. Seuss, "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better?"

DAVID CAMERON: It's not. That's right. The Lorax, one of my favorite books I read to my children at night. And I sometimes send it to schools when I visit, 'cause I think it's great -- it's good. It's a lot of fun, but it's got a little bit of a moral message in there.

DIANE SAWYER: I did want to ask you about being the youngest prime minister in, oh, what is it in England, 200 years? Nothing, right, to you? And this apparent generational shift. If you just look at Medvedev, Sarkozy, Obama, a whole new group coming in, a post-World War II generation, a post-Cold War generation. What does that mean? What's the most important common denominator of being this new generation?

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