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Banality bingo

Cameron's speech will do little to undo the Conservative Party's long-term decline

By Robin McGhee  


Do you remember last year’s speech? It was about making Britain an “aspiration nation.” This one was about making Britain a “land of opportunity.” It’s hard to see much difference between these slogans—which is the polite way of saying they are the same and that the Prime Minister doesn’t have any new ideas. This is perfectly reasonable—the basic state of the country hasn’t changed much since last year’s speech—but it gives the usual cheesy monologue a painful sense…

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