4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Written from the inside by an insider - a partisan,
This review is from: Cameron on Cameron: Conversations with Dylan Jones (Hardcover)
I bought this book in a charity sale because I wanted to learn more about the Prime Minister and conversations with him seemed a good approach. However, I also did a quick check on the author to determine from which direction he was writing to discover what I suspected anyway. He is an enthusiast - so that's a plus for Mr Cameron. As Leader of HM's Opposition (as he was when it was written) he was astute enough to have an enthusiast writing a major book about him. That was comforting.
The only review on the dust cover is from the Editor of "The Spectator" who thinks it is an "important book" and essential reading, a "must read". No change then.
The book is not a political tract and - in many ways - is quite light; I found that a little disappointing but it was good to see he was trying to humanise himself for those in the electorate who might read it, his intended audience rather than "political heavyweights". Not everyone has had the benefits of an Oxbridge life and its rarified air.
It does give details of social responsibility, the family unit, reforming prisons and welfare, national transport, crime, multi-culturalism and all the major issues. This is snorkelling rather than deep-sea diving but at least it wets the feet.
I did emerge with a greater appreciation of the Prime Minister but, as I watch him wrestling with one of the major issues which has damaged so many Prime Ministers, our relationship to Europse and the Eurozone, I know having the policies is all very well but, when the front door opens, there is a real world out there.