Cameron's competition state: The Conservatives under David Cameron

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Abstract

We on the centre-left must try to put ourselves at the forefront of those who are trying to manage social change in the global economy. The old left resisted that change. The new right did not want to manage it. We have to manage that change to produce social solidarity and prosperity.

(Tony Blair, speech, Washington, 6 February 1998)

We face a new world in so many different ways and the old politics is failing and change is required. New world, old politics failing, change is required. That is what we have got to be about today. And you know there has been quite a lot of talk of lurching and I can tell you we are not going to be lurching to the left, we are not going to be lurching to the right. We are just going to provide the good solid leadership that this country needs.

(David Cameron, speech to the 2007 Conservative Party conference, Bournemouth, 2 October 2007)1
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Conservatives under David Cameron
Subtitle of host publicationBuilt to Last?
EditorsSimon Lee, Matt Beech
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter8
Pages109-108
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780230237025
ISBN (Print)9780230575646
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2009

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