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Are these the seven big ideas of Cameronism?

Lightbulb David Cameron's first podcast as Prime Minister is now online. Listen here. It was recorded on a train journey and the clacketing over rail tracks in the background is very Auden.

The main theme of Mr Cameron's podcast is transparency:

"If there’s one thing I’ve noticed since doing this job, it’s how all the information about government; the money it spends, where it spends it, the results it achieves; how so much of it is locked away in a vault marked sort of private for the eyes of ministers and officials only. I think this is ridiculous. It’s your money, your government, you should know what’s going on. So we’re going to rip off that cloak of secrecy and extend transparency as far and as wide as possible. By bringing information out into the open, you’ll be able to hold government and public services to account.”

Transparency is undoubtedly one of his biggest ideas. What are the others?  The graphics below suggest seven.



Tim Montgomerie


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