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It is often said that untried opposition leaders have a hard task proving they are fit to run the country. Without experience of the pressures of government, they can demonstrate their competence to the voters only by the successful management of their own party. On this test, David Cameron emerges as a boy running for a man’s job, a student politician so lost in his ideological obsessions he cannot produce a morally or intellectually coherent foreign policy.
If you think I am being unnecessarily harsh about an attractive man, consider his willingness as a party manager to allow Michal Kaminski to lead British Conservatives in Europe. It tells us that, once in power, our next prime minister will wander through the swamp of reactionary politics, embracing any reptile he meets on the way.
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