February 7, 2013

David Cameron Is Blowing Up the Tories

Peter Oborne, Daily Telegraph

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When David Cameron became leader of the Conservative Party, it was hard to be certain what he stood for, or how he would conduct himself in office. This was because there were two contradictory Camerons. On the one hand, he marked a reversion to a type of politician that was assumed to have become extinct. He came from a similar social and educational background to the men who governed Britain during the Conservatives’ post-war ascendancy: Eden, Macmillan, Douglas-Home. Indeed, he is the first Tory leader since Sir Alec even to have been educated at a public school.

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