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Why Cameron is right on families

Why Cameron is right on families
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For all my misgivings about the Cameron project, he is in exactly the right place on the family. His speech today was authentic, strong, thought-provoking and laid out clear blue water between him and Gordon Brown. As the rather pitiful performance of Ed Miliband on Today this morning showed us, Brown is uninterested in the family agenda. He looks as this only in terms of children, whips his calculator out and declares them “lifted out of poverty” having crossed some weird threshold. Cameron talks about broken homes – language everyone understands.

The Broken Society topic is the most urgent issue in Britain today, and Cameron is firmly on the right side of the debate. This and his potentially revolutionary schools policy are the two strongest arrows in Cameron’s quiver. Lets have some more.