Fraser Nelson

Brown dusts off an old Blair number

Brown dusts off an old Blair number
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Blessed are the cheese makers, I mean, changemakers. Good old Brown. As James says, it was a Blairite speech – so much so that he’s resurrected the star of Blair’s 2005 conference speech the “changemakers”. It is one of those strange Blairite neologisms and like Ben Brogan I have no idea what a “new network of changemakers” means. The press today seems under whelmed and even David Miliband on the radio his morning seemed to struggle to define what “hard-headed internationalism” meant. For what it’s worth, I detected a smattering of Cameron in his references to “quality of life” and “environmental degradation,” not normally themes that stir him. And of course, a good whack of Brown. It’s all “we” say this, “we” say that – the old JFK “let us to this, let us do that” mechanism of which he so fond of. What does it add up to? Anyone’s guess.

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Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.

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