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Cameron faces confidence crisis

David Cameron is facing a crisis of confidence from his own MPs over the Andrew Mitchell affair, and is under pressure to sack members of his inner circle according to reports in the Sunday Times.

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Norman Tebbit attacks 'dog of a coalition government'

Former Tory chairman Norman Tebbit has attacked David Cameron and the coalition, accusing them of a lack of competence.

Writing in the Observer, he says that the government "has let itself be called a government of unfeeling toffs."

The trouble is that there is simply nothing that can be done to convince the public that the more and more wild accusations of arrogant toff behaviour are more than somewhat overdone.

At such times, as many of us have learned from painful experience, it is best to change the subject.

This government has earned a bad name for being a government of toffs who neither know, nor care, how the other half lives.

– Norman Tebbit

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