Wednesday 24 January 2018

Nicholas Leonard: Cameron's off-the-cuff style creates problems

Nicholas Leonard

British Prime Minister David Cameron is on an adrenaline high. But his enthusiasm for instant, off-the-cuff government is creating problems for both himself and his cabinet colleagues.

The Downing Street spindoctors will be relieved when Cameron goes off on his holidays. They are hoping his deputy, Nick Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, will be a lot more cautious.

Cameron loves talking to voters. His PM Direct roadshows have been a hit with the public but, without a script to guide him, he is prone to letting his opinions run ahead of the facts.

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