Cameron’s Clause Bore

by Stephen Tall on February 28, 2006

From The Daily Telegraph…

“The new Conservative leader is a proper Tory, who believes that the function of the state is to serve the individual, rather than the other way round. He believes in freedom under the law, strong defence, equality of opportunity, security for the old, reward for hard work, freedom of choice and care for those who cannot look after themselves. In all this, we fully support him.”

… of 2nd January, 2004.

The only surprise about yesterday’s announcement by David Cameron of his vision for a “modern, compassionate” Tory party is that the BBC’s political editor, Nick Robinson, persuaded his bosses that his hagiographical ‘scoop’ was in any way newsworthy.

Mr Cameron’s “defining Clause IV moment” this was most certainly not.