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4 February 2010

In this week’s New Statesman: Cameron

Nightmare on Cameron Street. Jon Cruddas interview. Top 10 political speeches.

By Jon Bernstein

 

We devote the cover of this week’s New Statesman to an imagined future where David Cameron is Prime Minister. Nightmare on Cameron Street by Dominic Sandbrook picks up the gory story of a Conservative administration in 2015. Meanwhile, David Blanchflower uses his Economics Column to question some of the party’s real-life, recent thinking. He writes: “George Osborne said Britain faces an ‘albatross of debt’. We do not.”

Elsewhere, Jason Cowley, NS editor, talks to Jon Cruddas MP. On the splits within Labour, the leadership contender says: “We must not repeat the Blair/Brown thing generationally.”

In The Critics, Ryan Gilbey has a trying time with Invictus. “It is the fate of great men to become the subjects of mediocre movies,” he notes.

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Finally, a web exclusive. To complement Sophie Elmhirst’s essay on the art of political speechwriting, we name the ten greatest postwar political speeches. We don’t expect you’ll agree with all of them, so join the debate online now.

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