In a new book to be published tomorrow, ‘Cameron on Cameron’, the Conservative leader states his belief that he will be as radical a social reformer as Margaret Thatcher was an economic reformer. He recognises that what Margaret Thatcher did for the economy was more than necessary it was vital in presiding over Britains economic revival and he claims that should he be elected Prime Minister he will embark on his own brand of Thatcherite reforms for society. He states his belief that society needs an overhaul as strong as the one Thatcher presided over on the economy in orrder to secure its long term longevity.
In the book, Cameron says: “I’m going to be as radical a social reformer as Mrs Thatcher was an economic reformer, and radical social reform is what this country needs right now. Margaret Thatcher in her time realised that the big challenge was reviving Britain’s economy, and we should recognise that the challenge for the modern Conservatives is reviving our society. It’s dealing with the issues of family breakdown, welfare dependency, failing schools, crime, and the problems that we see in too many of our communities that will be our priority.”
In recent months it has become more and more apparent that the Conservative leader no longer feels the need to avoid direct comparison to Mrs Thatcher. In fact in these dark times, when the country are increasingly reminiscing fondly about the Thatcher years, Cameron seems to delight in any oppourtunity to liken himself to the former Prime Miinister. I believe Cameron will be the Thatcher this country so sorely needs as soon as Brown has the courage to put the country first and call that General Election.