A coolness in the Tory coalition?
Once again, a telling detail from James Forsyth’s column in the forthcoming issue of The Spectator:
When one senior Tory backbencher went to see the Chancellor recently, he was surprised that he constantly referred to the Prime Minister as ‘Cameron’.*
I have been reading Alastair Campbell’s diaries, with its extraordinary narrative of mutual hatreds, tantrums and people being impossible to work with, so perhaps I am sensitised.
I would have expected him to stick to “Dave” as in opposition, or “Prime Minister”. But “Cameron”: that is rude.
*All right, it is not great grammar, but the story is revealing. As Andrea Gill points out in the comments, the first “he” is the senior backbencher and the second “he” is the Chancellor, who referred to the Prime Minister as “Cameron”.Tagged in: george osborne
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