BEFORE the explosive Panama Papers, David Cameron was already in the midst of the worst few weeks of his career. We chart how in just four short weeks the Government has come unstuck, and how the Prime Minister is now hurtling towards an EU referendum that could become more about his leadership than Brexit.
March 9 - The Conservatives suffer their first defeat in Commons over changes to Sunday Trading
March 16 - George Osborne delivers his eighth budget. Within hours disability campaigners raise concerns over changes to Personal Independence Payments (PIP).
March 17 - Disquiet on reforms to PIP is led by Tory back bencher Andrew Percy who said they are going to hit ‘exactly the wrong people’
March 18 - Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith resigns from the Cabinet
March 21 - Tories don’t fight Labour amendments to their budget on the tampon tax and solar panels being exempt from VAT due to risk of further defeat
March 24 - David Cameron goes on holiday to Lanzarote with his family after encouraging people go to the flood hit north for their Easter holidays
March 30 - Tata Steel pull out of their UK operations while Business Secretary Sajid Javid is on a trade mission to Australia, and took his daughter along too. He is embarrassingly ordered back to the UK to deal with the unfolding crisis.
April 4 - The Panama Papers are released. These 11.5m files from the database of the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca are shared with the Guardian and the BBC. They show Mr Cameron’s late father Ian Cameron used the firm to hold offshore
The Prime Minister’s spokeswoman said the issue was a‘private matter’
April 5 - The Prime Minister denies he has shares.
April 6 - The Prime Minister denies he has shares or that he and his immeidate family will benefit in the future.
April 7 - He announces that he and his wife did hold £30,000 worth of shares in an offshore trust with Blairmore Holdings but sold them before becoming Prime Minister in 2010 and paid all UK tax due on them. Calls for him to resign or pay money back on any profit followed from Labour deputy leader Tom Watson and other members of the party.
Mr Cameron is now expected to publish his full tax returns after promising to do so four years ago.