James Forsyth James Forsyth

Colonial rule: Why Aussies, Kiwis and Canadians are running Britain

Men from the Commonwealth – and they are men – are taking over the British establishment’s positions of power

Last month, David Cameron convened a meeting of his most important advisers at Chequers. The Prime Minister, the Chancellor and the Conservative party chairman were all present, but there was little doubt who was in charge. The Australian strategist Lynton Crosby was dominant, doling out orders and drawing up ‘action points’.

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