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The Telegraph

It seems all is not well in the Conservative party:

The Conservatives need to prepare for life after Mr Cameron. He is not going anywhere in a hurry. But he is now easily at least half‑way through his time as Tory leader. By this autumn he will have been in the post seven years, and once he has fought the next election he has no desire to go on and on, believing that staying too long in office did the reputation of his predecessors considerable harm. He will not seek a Blair-style peripatetic existence in retirement – in five years or so, he will probably want to retreat into rural England to enjoy seeing his children grow up.

In the interim, those waiting for him to have an epiphany on Europe, the economy or tax are destined for disappointment. Mr Cameron is highly competitive and pragmatic, pleased to have got the top job but not gripped with a desire to take the country in a particular direction.

When the moment comes for the Tory party to choose a successor, modernisation and those most associated with it, such as Mr Osborne, will seem even older hat than now. What will be needed is muscular Conservatism and leadership that can properly free up the economy, inspire growth and negotiate a new relationship with the EU. From the promising recent intake of MPs, or perhaps from the older guard, will have to come someone capable of building a winning Tory coalition of interests that encompasses core Conservatives and aspirational Britons who want their country turned around. A new Tory MP, depressed by the Budget, expressed his party’s dilemma well: “Now we have to find our Thatcher.”


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

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