Thursday, January 05, 2006

The Cameron Maelstrom

I have a new post up at Oncemore.

Naturally, David Cameron is keen to impress the electorate as new Conservative leader but he needs to be careful. Too many photo shoots and policy announcements so soon after his victory could backfire badly. There is no need to rush policy announcements or immediately seek a dramatic new direction for the Conservative Party. New policies should be allowed to develop and mature over time. Will he rue rash policy reversals such as the recent abandonment of his "Patient Passports" policy having only drafted it last year? Has David's previous marketing experience at Carlton placed too much emphasis on short term results at the expense of longer term ambitions?

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