Danny Breslin

How it is…

A decade of spin stops now, Mr Cameron


They say a week is a long time in politics. But for over a decade, at least one aspect of our domestic political landscape hasn’t changed a jot. Now, as much as then, the NHS gives every Tory leader a major case of the heebie jeebies. And no wonder. How – when you’re unashamedly anti big state – do you convince the electorate that its beloved national health service is really safe in your hands?

Back in 2006, Gordon Brown resided at Number Ten, David Cameron was his fresh-faced rival, and Jeremy Hunt – well, Jeremy was probably hard at work honing his lambada. Mr Cameron chose to use his 2006 Conservative Party conference speech to hard sell his NHS credentials. At the time the father of a severely disabled son, as the BBC pointed out in their coverage, he stated: “When your family relies on the NHS all of…

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May 29, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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