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Therese Raphael

Cameron Is Clean. No One Cares.

It's a bad time for a U.K. leader to be associated with the Panama Papers.

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron didn't lie. He's not accused of being a tax cheat. Unlike his Icelandic counterpart, he didn't have financial holdings that presented an obvious conflict of interest. Even so, he's in trouble.

Cameron is under attack for revelations that he benefited, albeit legally, from shares in a fund his stockbroker father had set up in Panama. Cameron is unlikely to lose his job, as Iceland's Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson did, but his reputation is taking a hammering. That's no small problem so soon before a critical vote on European Union membership, in which he is asking Britons to trust his judgement and vote to remain inside the bloc.