Whenever I talk to Conservative Party supporters it always amazes me how they tell me that Cameron is really one of them and that he is just pretending to be a liberal progressive until the Tories win the election. After that he will reveal his true colours and emerge as a true blue Tory through and through.
This, to me, seems an incredible attitude to take towards the man - a man that none of those I have talked to have ever met or are ever likely to meet - however, let's suppose for a moment that they are right. What then are the consequences of what they are saying?
If they are right then they are proposing to support a man who is planning to perpetrate an enormous fraud on the voters and people of Britain. If Cameron does win the next election and does turn out to be the sort of conservative they seem to think he is then he will have lied his way to power.
And at what point does he reveal his true self? As soon as he enters No. 10 Downing Street? A year later? Just before the next election? When? Even if they are right and Cameron does turn out to be a true conservative, what needs to be done can not be done in one term and if he reveals his true colours in that first term and begins to implement the changes that are required - most of which are not laid out in any Tory policy document - then he is unlikely to survive even that first term let alone win another!
Cameron will not turn out to be the saviour of conservatism, because he is not a conservative. He is a progressive liberal through and through. The only hint of conservatism about him is his wealth and accent - which is why that is where the Labour party focus their attacks on him. They can not and do not criticise his politics too harshly because they are more or less the same as the Labour Party politics - so they make attacks on "Tory toffs" instead of Tory policy.
So, to all those conservatives who are planning to vote Tory simply because they have not yet grasped the reality that the party they support is no longer a conservative party at parliamentary level and who cling on to the belief that Cameron is playing some sort of trick I ask this .....
Why are you placing your trust in a liar?