When Conservatives form coalitions

From John F. Burns, the Canadian-born dean of New York Times foreign correspondents: David Cameron Carves an Identity as Slasher of Government Big Spending.

“After 10 weeks in office… one of the most activist prime ministers in modern times, rivalling… even Margaret Thatcher… a wider effort to break the mold of big government… an economic course of almost savage austerity…an ambitious — and politically risky — bid to dismantle Britain’s sprawling bureaucracy…”