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Cameron struggles to make the running

Publié par Clifford Armion le 03/01/2010

Nigel Morris

"Jitters hit the Conservatives' high command yesterday as David Cameron conceded that the British public was not yet convinced by his leadership or the prospect of a Tory government, and did not necessarily even understand what the party stood for.

"Making a keynote speech to party faithful, Mr Cameron admitted that time was running out to win over a sceptical public. With Gordon Brown expected to name within weeks the date of the general election, dismay is growing in senior opposition ranks over the rapid evaporation of their previously handsome opinion-poll lead over Labour. They fear Mr Cameron faces a right-wing backlash if he fails to lead the party to victory in the contest expected on 6 May.

"A survey yesterday put the Tories just two percentage points ahead - enough to deliver more seats to Labour than the Conservatives in a hung parliament - and Liam Fox, the shadow Defence Secretary, conceded it was a "distinct possibility" that Mr Brown could win the election."

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"Cameron struggles to make the running", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2010. Consulté le 01/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/cameron-struggles-to-make-the-running