Dave Cameron wants this headline every day:
"The Tories have Changed!"
Were it to happen, it would actually be correct. They have gone from being a moribund party of ageing Margaret Thatcher groupies to... being the Liberal Democrats. How is that supposed to enthuse us with the desire to vote for the Tories? I hate the Liberal Democrats. I'm sure many of them are lovely people, well-intentioned, honest and law abiding. Its their policies that make me shudder in horror. They are a mish-mash of left-over tosh from the sixties and the original Liberal ideas from the nineteenth century. Sadly, the Lib Dems seem to always manage to pick the worst from both streams. Now for Dave Cameron to take on many of the Lib Dems key policies must be bewildering for both Tories and Lib Dems. But for conservatives like me it leaves no possible democratic choice.
At a time when genuine conservative thought is so useful to cut through the cant and blather being thrown at the electorate from every direction, there isn't any on the airwaves or in the broadsheet, and most pertinently, the soap box.
The killer question is, how long can Britain last without a conservative party?