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"Today’s Tories are obsessed by the BBC. They saw what its attack dogs did to Hague, Duncan Smith and Howard.  Cameron’s cuddly blend of eco-politics and work/life balance, his embrace of Polly Toynbee, a columnist who loathes everything Conservatism stands for, but is a totemic figure to the BBC, his sidelining of Thatcherism and his banishing of all talk of lower taxes, lower immigration and euroscepticism are all part of the Tories’ blood sacrifice to the BBC god."

Wow!  This is what Paul Dacre, Editor of the Daily Mail, has said in a very public declaration of impatience with Project Cameron (and, perhaps, some disappointment that the Tory leadership is no longer fashioning its agenda for the Daily Mail’s consumption?).

ConservativeHome has long noted the Tory leadership’s pursuit of Robinson Man and also last week’s weak response to the BBC licence fee settlement.

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