Nicolas Sarkozy: how a once popular president became a toxic brand | World news | The Guardian

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This is really interesting article from the Guardian. Check it out!

Nicolas Sarkozy: how a once popular president became a toxic brand | World news | The Guardian.

Sarkozy reminds me of Tony Blair, both being elected with enormous majorities and a clear mandate for effective change. Historians will debate the actual deliverables but for me, both have been a major disappointment.

On the other hand, based upon his record to date, one can perhaps ponder about the toxicity of David Cameron‘s brand, should he seek to lead the Conservatives at the next election?

The coalition’s performance: Pulled hither and thither | The Economist

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This is an interesting article in this week’s Economist. Check it out!

via The coalition’s performance: Pulled hither and thither | The Economist.

I particularly relate to the following quote:

 The Sunday Times, whose daily equivalent is perhaps the newspaper taken most seriously in Downing Street, called the prime minister “weak and shifty”.

I also endorse the article’s conclusion, namely:

 The state could look very different by 2015. But it will require more strategic discipline than the government has shown so far this year.

For me, I would ask David Cameron, where is the Government’s:

  • Vision?
  • Strategy?
  • Transformation successes?

So far, most areas of policy seem rather botched and where radical change has been identified, there has been ineffective delivery.

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