The problem with David Cameron’s Downing Street – Telegraph
Mr Llewellyn was a near-contemporary of Mr Cameron at Eton, a key member of an inner circle that Lord Tebbit, the former Conservative chairman – and long-standing critic – has labelled a “government of chums”. Certainly, Mr Cameron is fiercely loyal to his close allies. Some colleagues see that as a strength. Others perceive potential weakness.
One Conservative who has regular dealings with No 10 says Mr Cameron “failed to professionalise the operation when we went into government. Those in the inner circle are there not on merit but because they are friends.”