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25 February 2010

10 people Dave should fear

Which right-wingers pose the biggest threat to David Cameron?

By Samira Shackle

Labour’s internal divisions have been well documented in recent months: there was the failed coup attempt by Patricia Hewitt and Geoff Hoon, James Purnell’s resignation, and then Alistair Darling’s rather unfortunate “forces of hell” comment on Tuesday evening.

Labour may be trying to close the book on this chapter to focus on the common enemy, but that didn’t stop David Cameron goading Gordon Brown at PMQs yesterday, asking:

Six weeks before an election, with a record Budget deficit, at the end of a long recession, I want to ask why you and the Chancellor are at war with each other?

A fair point, perhaps, but is he too quick to gloat?

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In this week’s special Tory issue of the New Statesman, we’ve picked the ten Tories who we think could cause the most problems for Cameron if/when he comes to power.

From staunch right-wingers to divisive modernisers, these are the ten people Dave should fear.

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