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Who is the real David Cameron?

An elusive leader, best when things are broken

By Philip Collins   December 2015

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It is both a strength and a weakness of a political personality that we cannot be quite sure who they are. A certain elusiveness means a politician can avoid being fixed and defined by events. Too little definition means a politician has nothing to draw on during the bad times. It is a difficult trick to pull and respect is therefore due to a man who has already been leader of the Conservative Party for a decade…

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