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Danny Kruger's "fraternity" is little more than a PR exercise. Here's a real Big Idea for David Cameron to get his teeth into

By Terence Kealey   October 2006

Working on the assumption that oppositions do not win elections but that governments lose them, the Tories are hoping that if they are unremittingly nice, if they cycle to work, discard their ties and promise to match Labour’s spending plans, then the swing of the pendulum will sweep them back into office.

They are not fully wrong. Ever since David Cameron was elected on the nice ticket, he has done a terrific job in restoring Tory fortunes. He has learnt from the last three elections that if the Tories threaten tax cuts or make rude noises over Europe, the electorate…

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