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25 May 2010

Cameron’s 1922 U-turn shows he will always back down in the end

This is no heir to Blair.

By James Macintyre

Interesting that David Cameron has backed down, as is his wont, to the right wing of the Tory party over his attempts to instal frontbenchers on the backbench 1922 Committee.

In his attempts to impose party discipline, Cameron has been compared to Tony Blair, but Blair would not have caved in in the face of a few protests.

I said Cameron was having his post-election “Clause Four moment” belatedly. It appears I may have spoken too soon.

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