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The View from 22: reaction to David Cameron’s speech

10 October 2012

David Cameron appears to have done a successful job of reinvigorating his party and bringing it together once more. The Spectator team in Birmingham are gathering for a View from 22 podcast later today but for now, we’ve spoken to politicians and media commentators to gauge their view on the Prime Minister’s speech today:

Chris Grayling MP — Justice Secretary

Mark Reckless MP 

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Philip Blond – Director of ResPublica

Peter Oborne – Telegraph columnist

Tim Montgomerie – Editor of Conservative Home

Michael White – Assistant Editor of The Guardian

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  • Nora

    I used to be an avid watcher of autumn party conferences. I have now-days however only a perfunctory interest in the goings-on. I wonder why this is the case and I’m afraid the answer is that deep-down I can no longer be seduced by this sort of rhetoric. Perhaps, I’m just getting too old. I’ve decided I’ll not vote at the next general election.

    • Matthew Whitehouse

      miserable old sod

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