Monday, September 3, 2007

Two phrases, a year apart, which give the lie to the "no Cameron lurch" pretence

I only have to read Andrew Rawnsley's weekly column in the Observer to realise why skilled journalists should command a high salary. The man put the dillema of Cameron brilliantly in this week's edition.

Tish and drat. I didn't spot this one. But Rawnsley did. The huge gulf exemplified by Cameron's emblematic "before and after rightward lurch" statements on youth crime:

Before lurch:

"We have to show a lot more love". ("Hug-a-hoodie" speech July 10th 2006)

After lurch:

"Common sense suggests that with young people you need to hit them where it hurts". (22nd August 2007)

Slam dunk!

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