Lessons from David Cameron

Britain's Conservative prime minister could teach the Republicans a thing or two

David Frum

It's fair to say that American Republicans have to this point disdained David Cameron's modernized British Conservatives.

Since gaining the leadership of the Conservatives in 2005, Cameron has committed his party to a “green” agenda and committed Britain to reducing carbon emissions. Cameron has generally endorsed same-sex civil unions and gay equality. He has attacked the Labour party for policies he says have widened income inequality in Britain, has instituted affirmative action to increase the number of female and minority Conservative political candidates, and has declared the Conservatives “the party of the NHS” – Britain’s government-run health-care monopoly.

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