Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Cameron backs off 1922 Committee changes

As the arguments about the 1922 Committee dragged on into a second week and continued to lead to much harumphing in the Tory press, David Cameron has backed down over voting changes. This seems sensible as the safety valve of the 1922 committee was more sensible than an increase to increase central control. Such a role is the job of the whips office. Fraser Nelson argues that this is a sign of his Cameron's adaptability and much 'explanation' that what happened was not what was intended. Personally think it is an example of how Cameron's often goes for a bold and grand gesture but lacks a command of the detail, poor at the follow-up and wavers when faced with blowback.

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