August 23, 2012

Is It Time for Cameron to Ditch Osborne?

Martin Kettle, The Guardian

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Even the most ruthless prime ministers affect dislike for cabinet reshuffles. "I'm afraid the truth is that these events are always very bad and perhaps the worst of all the duties of a PM," Harold Macmillan confided in his diary in 1962 as he prepared to sack his chancellor in a reshuffle that has become infamous as the night of the long knives.

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