Monday, 21 April 2008

Telegraphing your plans

The Telegraph has a report of an interview with David Cameron, who is said to have praised several Blarites in an attempt to get them to defect. Andrew Grice blogging in the Independent thinks it's a bad strategy because they are less likely to jump. I think it can only strengthen Gordon Brown to have Blairites portrayed as spiritual Tories.

Further down the Telegraph piece, we are told that:
Throughout a visit to Hastings and Maidstone last week [Cameron] was approached by people complaining about the abolition of the 10p tax band, the influx of foreign workers and the Prime Minister's apparent lack of empathy for the concerns of the ordinary Briton.
I'm sorry, but is the journalist (Robert Winnett) reporting what he saw or naively conveying Cameron's account? It looks very much like the latter. And very good spin it is too.

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