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Tuesday, 6 December, 2005
Jeremy Paxman

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David Cameron has been crowned the new Conservative leader. What will his election mean for the face of British politics? David Grossman assesses his victory and our Political Editor Martha Kearney reports on how the "Cameron project" might evolve. We'll discuss the implications of David Cameron's success for the three major parties.


The Chancellor's decision to tighten the public purse strings is bad news for the NHS. Many health trusts are already struggling with their budgets - despite record extra funds from government. Several hospitals have even postponed operations in a bid to make ends meet. We'll ask the Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt whether the NHS is really safe in Labour's hands.


You can be sure David Cameron will be burning the midnight oil tonight in a bid to prepare for his first parliamentary question time showdown with Tony Blair. Will the young pretender rise to the occasion or will the old fox wipe the floor with him? Gyles Brandreth and John O'Farrell join us on the sofa for a bit of pre-match analysis.

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