“When you try and make change happen, that’s not easy,” conceded Steve Hilton, currently on sabbatical from his position as senior advisor for British Prime Minister David Cameron. “There are vested interests, people have different views.”
Hilton, whose formidable reputation in British politics stems largely from his leading role in the rise of Cameron to the leadership of the Conservative Party and eventually the U.K., is certainly no stranger to implementing dramatic change. Under his guidance, Cameron’s governing coalition rapidly implemented austerity measures while moving to promote a “Big Society” concept based on embracing people power.
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