Book review: Cameron at 10: The Verdict

Cameron at 10: The Verdict by Anthony Seldon and Peter Snowdon
Cameron at 10: The Verdict by Anthony Seldon and Peter Snowdon

David Cameron served as British Prime Minister from 2010 for six years, until his resignation immediately after Britain voted to exit the European Union in June 2016. Of the numerous books recently published discussing his time in office, Anthony Seldon and Peter Snowdon’s profile is one of the better and more comprehensive.

Unlike Ashcroft and Oakeshott’s “Call Me Dave”, “Cameron at 10” solely focuses on his time in Downing Street. With 43 chapters chronologically tracking his most significant moments entitled “AV Referendum: Coalition Buckles”, “Gay Marriage Saga” and “Scotland Decides” etc. Based on interviews with Downing Street insiders, allies and leading politicians, it has been excellently researched, which shows throughout.

What this book lacks in sensation and scandal, it more than makes up for with detail, coming in at a little shy of 600 pages. It may not be especially light, but is a good overview of Cameron’s time in office. Better for politicos than the general reader, this is a good starting point for a serious examination of our previous Prime Minister tenure with all its various successes and failures, both at home and abroad.

About the Author
Daniel J. Levy is currently researching Iranian proxies in the Israeli-Arab Conflict at the University of Oxford's St Antony's College, and graduated from the University of Leeds with a First Class joint honours degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Politics in July 2017. His main interests and hobbies are reading, cooking, running and international politics. He can be followed on Twitter @DanielHaLevy.