David Cameron's New Pledge

The day in politics has seen a flurry of attacks related to David Cameron's apparent change to his proposed spending plans. He has now said that he would wait a year before implementing the significant cuts that the party has already said are necessary (but hasn't yet defined). As such, he brings his party into line with both Labour and the Liberal Democrats in not wanting to choke off a perceived recovery in its first year. This may seem to be a sensible political tack on Cameron's part, but it is hardly going to convince the electorate of his consistency, and it will once again store up trouble with his hardline spending cutters. That diminishing poll lead may be panicking him a little.


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