March 4, 2010
Mr. Cameron, You're No Barack Obama
New Statesman, New Statesman
The Tories may have appropriated Barack Obama's "vote for change" slogan but they remain the party of the status quo on a host of issues.
The coming general election has long been touted as the "change" election. Each of the three main parties has changed leader since 2005. Hundreds of MPs from all three parties are standing down this year - many as a direct consequence of the parliamentary expenses scandal. Faced with a Labour government exhausted by 13 years in office, the Conservative Party has seized on the idea of change as a cudgel with which to beat its opponents. "Vote for change" is the rather unoriginal campaign slogan unveiled by the Tories on 27 February - presumably on the advice of David Cameron's "guru" Steve Hilton, who was influenced by Barack...
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