I was introduced to Cameron when we were both in our early twenties by a mutual friend who told me about the young hot-shot at Central Office who "will be Tory leader one day". This was taken as read in his circle. Dave had recently had a row with a friend, I was told, who had said that Cameron would make a good Chancellor. This was intended as a compliment – but was not taken as such. Why not the top job, Dave wanted to know. As quiet as the sense of destiny was, it was already powerfully entrenched.
Sunday, 2 May 2010
The early ambition of David Cameron
Sunday Telegraph columnist Matthew d'Ancona writes a personal column about David Cameron. The Telegraph have given it the rather overstated headline that Cameron was Born to be Prime Minister, the basis for which seems to be this intriguing snippet: