Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Cameron attacked by a shadow


Michael Ancram has never been one of the better known Tory MPs. He's fought for the leadership, coming bottom of the poll, and as Shadow Foreign Secretary, such was his low profile that he became known as the man who put the 'shadow' into shadow foreign secretary. Admittedly, those were quiet times, as then PM Tony Blair determined on an invasion of Iraq, presented dodgy dossiers etc. But it is this same Ancram who has suddenly decided to present a 30 page pamphlet attacking Cameron for failing to adopt a more Thatcherite legacy, and generally proving to be another unhelpful news item for Mr. Cameron. Ancram's motives are obscure, but his quick dash into the limelight is unlikely to have any more impact than his longer stint as shadow foreign secretary.

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