ANALYS: Parliamentary Brief har publicerat den första riktiga analysen om 10 Downing Street under David Cameron.
Anthony Seldon, författare till bl.a. biografier om de fyra senaste premiärministrarna, har skrivit ”Inside Cameron’s Number 10”.
Seldon delar upp Camerons tid i Nummer 10 i tre faser: ”Optimism Phase” (maj-november 2010), ”Transition Phase” (november 2010-februari 2011) och tredje fasen ”Beefed Up” (från mars och framåt).
Under denna tredje fas har Cameron bl.a. tagit in fler fackexperter.
Major changes to the policy side have come in this phase. The strategy unit under Gareth Davies, which had been inherited from Labour, was disbanded: it was considered too ponderous and unresponsive to the needs of Cameron. Paradoxically, it also became clear that more policy wonks were needed, both political appointees as well as officials possessing in-depth knowledge of how Whitehall operated.
The new apparatus reports directly to Cameron […]
The history of modern premiership is typically one of high initial ambitions and excitement followed almost always by disappointment. More firepower, not less, could be the key.