PM 'may not be master of destiny'

David Cameron may no longer be the "master of his own destiny" if he does not "get a grip" on government, a former Tory chief whip said in the wake of heavy party defeats in last week's local elections.

Lord Ryder of Wensum told the BBC the Prime Minister needed to worry less about the 24-hour news agenda and concentrate on developing a "strategy and vision" for government.

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Cameron: I get the message

David Cameron has admitted he needs to "prove" himself to voters and insisted he understands the message from the local elections "loud and clear".