British politics: Machiavelli’s memorandum to Cameron| The Economist

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This is an excellent, MUST READ article from the Economist. It’s written as a memo from Machiavelli to David Cameron. Check it out!

British politics: Machiavelli’s memorandum | The Economist.

The article proposes how David Cameron can strengthen his chances of winning the next election, deploying some of Machiavelli’s legendary, five-hundred-year-old, black art.

The article picks up many of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for David Cameron.

Personally, I still struggle to see David Cameron as an effective leader but recognize that with an ineffective opposition he still stands a chance of becoming Prime Minister again after the next election – perhaps with another coalition with the Liberal Party.

Let me turn this to an open question:

Do you think that David Cameron has the strength of character and the stomach to deploy Machiavelli’s black art?


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Project Red Alert – Lord Ashcroft Polls

Labour's logo from 2000 - 2007. Updated versio...

Labour’s logo from 2000 – 2007. Updated version of mid 1980s logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excellent and MUST READ article from Lord Ashcroft, sharing his own research into the Labour Party’s challenges for the next general election in the UK.

Project Red Alert – Lord Ashcroft Polls.

Personally, I endorse much of Lord Ashcroft’s conclusion that Labour still has some major problems to win the next election. In my view, all three of the major political parties have a credibility gap with the public. Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with my own political views.

If I were a betting man (which I’m not), I would put a wager on the next Government being a coalition led by Labour with the Liberals as junior partners.

Any thoughts?

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