Scorn has been unfair

How pleased I was to read a commendation of David Cameron's time as Prime Minister (July 16).

Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 9:37 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 10:39 am

Mr Cameron’s premiership, which was cut abruptly short, has been the subject of much scorn since 2010 – unfairly in my opinion.

As Mr Prior correctly points out, one should consider the mammoth challenges facing our nation when Mr Cameron first stood on the steps of Number 10 on that May evening six years ago. Consider now where our country stands today: Record levels of employment, providing more people than ever with the dignity of a job; millions liberated from dependence on the state; the university attainment rate for the poorest students at its highest; poverty falling and much else besides.

The Old Etonian, often berated for the circumstances of his upbringing, has done more than many a prime minister to better the chances of the most underprivileged of getting on in life. And that, Mr Cameron, can rightly be proud of.

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Indeed it is in that Cameroon, one-nation conservative spirit that Theresa May stood as the newly-appointed Prime Minister and pledged in front of Number 10 that her government would “make Britain a country that works not for a privileged few, but for every one of us.”

Craig Robinson