For the Record

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HarperCollins, Sep 24, 2019 - Biography & Autobiography - 752 pages
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David Cameron was elected Conservative leader in 2005, promising to modernize the party following its three successive electoral defeats. He became Prime Minister in 2010, forming Britain’s first coalition government in 70 years, at a moment of economic crisis, and went on to win the first outright Conservative majority for 23 years at the 2015 general election.

In For the Record, he will explain how the governments he led transformed the UK economy while implementing a modern, compassionate agenda that included reforming education and welfare, legalizing gay marriage, honoring the UK’s commitment to overseas aid and spearheading environmental policies. He will shed light on the seminal world events of his premiership—the Arab Spring; the rise of ISIS; the invasion of Ukraine; the conflicts in Libya, Iraq and Syria—as well as events at home, from the Olympic Games in 2012 to the Scottish referendum. He will provide, for the first time, his perspective on the EU referendum and his views on the future of Britain’s place in the world following Brexit.

Revealing the battles and achievements of his life and career in intimate and frank detail, For the Record will be an important assessment of the significant political events of the last decade, the nature of power and the role of leadership at a time of profound global change.


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Decent, responsible, fair. All admirable, but the qualities that characterize David Cameron also have the effect of making his memoir an unexciting read. Still, it’s good to be reminded of a time, not ... Read full review


Coalition and Other Blues
Wedding Rings Olympic Rings
Resignations and Reshuffles
The Gravest Threat
Sticking to Plan A
Love is Love

Our Darling Ivan
Men or Mice?
Hoodies and Huskies
Cliff Edge Collapse and Scandal
Going to the Polls
Cabinet Making
Special Relationships
Afghanistan and the Armed Forces
Budgets and Banks
Nos 10 and 11 Neighbours Friends and Families
Progressive Conservatism in Practice
Success and Failure
Party and Parliament
Libya and the Arab Spring
Referendum and Riots
Better Together
Treaties and Treadmills
A SlowMoving Tragedy
Leading for the Long Term
A Distinctive Foreign Policy
The Long Road to 2015
A Small Island in a Small World
Back to Iraq
Scotland Remains
The Sweetest Victory
A Conservative Future?
Rolling Back the Islamic State
Trouble Ahead

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David Cameron is a British politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2016. 

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