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Was this David Cameron's soapbox moment?

Remember John Major's 1992 soapbox?

Earlier today David Cameron went to Lewisham College and took questions from students. It was lively. Raw. Real. It certainly reminded me of Major's 1992 engagement with voters. It was retail politics. There was nothing stage managed about it. At about eight minutes in Cameron spells out some home truths about freezing public sector pay and spending cuts. A straight talking Cameron is a good contrast with an evasive Brown. If you can't watch it all fast forward to the last minute. It's good stuff.

What do you think?

Cameron is promising to more of these things.

Tim Montgomerie


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