David Cameron yearned to modernise the Tory party but his legacy is one of chaos

The ex-prime minister was brought down by his gambler’s instinct and an elevated sense of superiority and entitlement. 

I was told a revealing story about David Cameron, which is worth retelling again in the week he publishes his long-delayed book about his premiership. One day after a cabinet meeting – this was in the run-up to Cameron’s speech on 23 January 2013 at Bloomberg London, in which he pledged, if the Conservatives won the 2015 general election, to hold a binary plebiscite on the UK’s future membership of the European Union – Ken Clarke, the veteran Europhile, approached the then prime...
source: New Statesman

2019-09-11 19:47
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