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Coalition: Cameron’s bold ideas

Cameron’s ideas are bold. He must fight for them

By Janan Ganesh   May 2011

“Leading the most daring government in the rich world”: Cameron delivers a speech to social entrepreneurs at London’s Somerset House

And to think we had him down as a middle-of-the-road kind of Tory. Cameron’s years in opposition lulled many into underestimating his radicalism. There was his consensual tone, his Butskellite matching of Labour spending plans and a policy on the NHS that, as surreal as it seems now, renounced structural tinkering. Even something about his ruddy cheeks and gilded backstory promised the kind of patrician managerialism perfected by Harold Macmillan.

Cameron is leading perhaps the most daring government in the…

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