Over the last eight months, I have looked into the question. My full report, “Cameron’s Caledonian Conundrum”, is published today.
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John Moseley also had a treat for me in the form of two poems written by Philip A. Nicholson, a fellow British airman but also a little-known war poet.
We cannot afford to run a core vote strategy of our own. But with a broad appeal we have the opportunity to hold onto wavering Tory voters, and attract new ones.
Being in optimistic mood, I have high hopes that the PM will get it right.
A tip from Iain Dale: if you see a journalist around the place, why not go and talk to them?
I must say I like the Socialist Workers’ new nautical-looking banners. In the breezy sunshine, their demonstration looked like a leftist regatta.
If you’re worried that I’m about to switch sides, don’t be. It’s good to be back on home turf
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