Friday, July 27, 2007
Cameron's great mistake is copying Blair's vulgar junta
"There was everything for an honourable Tory to dislike about the Blair junta — the meretricious vulgarity, the intellectual dishonesty, the cheap demagoguery, the sheer deadly emptiness at the heart of New Labour. Anyone who thinks those words exaggerated will find them amply confirmed by reading incomparably the most damaging book ever published about Blair, which is Campbell's diaries. Cameron could do worse than study what Catherine Bennett has rightly called that monumentally lowering book, and say to himself and his colleagues: this is everything we must not be." —Geoffrey Wheatcroft: "