Sadly, I think that Dr Alf and Simon Heffer are going to be disappointed by David Cameron, the man whom when asked why he wanted to become Prime Minister said “Because I think I’d be rather good at it”.
To me that phrase does not smack of conviction of the kind Lady Thatcher possessed but of vacillation, trimming with the wind and following secret orders.
The real David Cameron is a human hologram presenting whatever people wish to hear at any given moment and then morphing into a different role when speaking to someone else. Thus President Erdogan of Turkey is reassured by words about EU membership fast tracking, the UK public are told in stentorian tones that Turkey will not be an EU member until the year 3000.
He never was a true Conservative but is in fact rather liberal and a proponent of the Committee of 300’s agenda of de industrialisation and the hollowing out of the middle classes.
Simon Heffer, who is a ginger haired florid faced Englishman and who writes thundering pieces of reporting has just discovered that the Prime Minister is not a true Conservative as have his MPs and the people who work tirelessly to get Conservative MP’s elected.
Unlike Dr Alf, I do not yet find myself attracted to the ideas of moderate Labour MPs and do not believe that the Labour Party is electable. The Conservatives need a new leader, ideally someone like Andrea Leadsom, so as not to split the party and have a sharp telegenic spokesperson for sound policies on taxation, fiscal policy, defence, law and order, health, business, transport and family life.