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The audacity of Dave

Far from being a Blairite clone, argues Peter Oborne, David Cameron has the potential to bring truly radical change to the culture of British politics—but only if he dares to stick to his convictions

By Peter Oborne   December 2008

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For the first half of the 20th century, we journalists understood that our role was to report politicians on their own terms. We did not try to interpret, still less challenge. On the contrary, it was understood that the role of a parliamentary correspondent was to set down and describe the words and actions of the leading statesmen of the…

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