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October 03, 2006


James Hellyer

Meyer's attempt to compare David Cameron's strategy with Lady Thatcher's is almost entirely bogus. In public Lady Thatcher supported Ronald Reagan. In public she was sympathetic to South Africa. It was behind closed doors that she made her opinions heard. As Pik Botha recently noted, it was that these concerns were raised privately by a friend that led them to be taken seriously.

By contrast, Cameron has made his criticism of America and Israel public. This gives the impression not that he's a "candid friend", but rather that he's playing to the gallery of public opinion.

Oberon Houston

I think Cameron was stating how things should work, not making a critisism, but rather talking about the word James.

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