UK Daily Mail
Monday, May 17th, 2010
David Cameron declared himself a ‘Liberal Conservative’ and boasted of running a ‘progressive alliance’ yesterday as it emerged that he has recruited prominent Labour figures to advise his coalition.
The Prime Minister took a leaf from Tony Blair’s ‘big tent’ approach by signing up Labour MP Frank Field and left-wing intellectual Will Hutton.
Mr Field, a former welfare minister, has been sounded out about advising the Government on how to tackle poverty.
Mr Hutton, head of the left- of-centre Work Foundation will run a ‘fair pay review’ to ensure public-sector bosses are paid no more than 20 times the amount received by their lowliest employee.
The Tories have also asked former BP boss Lord Browne, a business ambassador for Gordon Brown, to be a Whitehall efficiency watchdog. But in creating a rainbow coalition, Mr Cameron risks alienating his party’s grass roots.
This article was posted: Monday, May 17, 2010 at 3:05 am