By Anthony Seldon, Peter Snowdon
Five years within the making, ‘Cameron at 10’ is the gripping within tale of the Cameron premiership, in line with over three hundred in-depth interviews with senior figures in 10 Downing road, together with the leading Minister himself.
As nightfall descended on eleven may possibly 2010, David Cameron entered 10 Downing road because the youngest top minister for the reason that Lord Liverpool in 1812. He stood on the head of the 1st Coalition executive in sixty five years, with the rustic in dire financial straits following a deep monetary crisis.
From the early heady days of the Rose backyard partnership with the Liberal Democrats to the main bitterly contested basic election in years, ‘Cameron at 10’ highlights 40 dramatic moments in a really turbulent interval in British politics. The e-book comprises all of the highs and lows at the family entrance in addition to supplying revealing insights into the top Minister’s relationships with overseas leaders, rather the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama.
With exceptional entry to the ‘inner circle’ of politicians and civil servants that encompass the top Minister, from Chancellor George Osborne and previous Deputy best Minister Nick Clegg to all of Cameron’s own workforce, this is often the main intimate account of a serving major minister that has ever been published.
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The team debate whether Cameron should visit Germany or France first. 12 This sounds better, Cameron thinks, sensing here is someone with whom he will be able to relate. He is enjoying his new toy. He looks up from the telephone to see aides anxiously pointing to their watches. He is running late for his address to the Conservative Party. He is driven the short distance to the House of Commons accompanied by the special protection officers who have been at his side in the weeks leading up to the election and will now accompany him for the remainder of his premiership, and indeed the rest of his life.
FEATHERSTONE, LYNNE – Minister for the Home Office, 2014–15. Parliamentary Under-Secretary for International Development, 2012–14. Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Equalities, 2010–12. LD. HERBERT, NICK – Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, 2010–12. WEBB, STEVE – Minister for Pensions, 2010–15. LD. Office of Deputy Prime Minister (All Liberal Democrats) ASTLE, JULIAN – Special Adviser, 2010–15. COLBOURNE, TIM – Special Adviser, 2010–13. Deputy Chief of Staff, 2014–15. MACKENZIE, POLLY – Senior Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister, 2010–15.
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Cameron at 10: The Inside Story 2010-2015 by Anthony Seldon, Peter Snowdon