08 September 2009

Cameron shows Labour how to do it

There is no question that Alan Duncan had to go after saying in the summer that MPs were having to survive “on rations”.  In a perfectly timed move, Cameron replaces Duncan with Sir George Young, chairman of the Commons Standards and Privileges Committee, on the day he makes a speech on cutting cost of politics.

It is worth noting the smoothness of the operation.  Duncan is sacked last night, Young’s appointment is leaked to Nick Robinson and the story then runs strongly on Today, making the headlines.  Cameron comes over as not only ruthless but clever.

A case study on ‘how to do it’ as opposed to ‘how not to do it

The Tory Party (with Andy Coulson) 5 New Labour (without Alastair Campbell) 0

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