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David Cameron

Cameron yet to enact the policies that might define his premiership

For a man known for his “chillax” tendencies, David Cameron’s speech to conference set out quite a programme of hard graft. Much of his message was surprisingly liberal and humane in tone – it is rare to find a subject so sensitive as female genital mutilation mentioned in a leader’s speech – but there were also worrying hints at a less kind strain of thought in his philosophy (and not just an absurdly harsh personal attack on Jeremy Corbyn, rather unworthy of the Prime Minister, if not the occasion) and one that promises much trouble ahead.

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