In the Daily Telegraph today, he makes a case for traditional Tory values, distancing himself from New Labour thinking.
Thank goodness for common sense, at last. But what caused this? Was it the threat by Professor Tim Congdon to defect to Ukip? Perhaps the news that one major Tory donor has had a meeting with Nigel Farage of Ukip, while another is considering voting Ukip?
Whatever it was, David Cameron has emerged in the Daily Telegraph, heaping praise on Margaret Thatcher, and associating himself with her legacy.
What an about-face of dizzying implications. This, remember, is the same David Cameron who has used every opportunity in the past to distance himself from the Thatcher legacy (see here, for example). What’s the matter, David? Have you now discovered that the Blair mantle wasn’t as desirable as you had first thought? You believed it to have been knit from the purest wool, but have now discovered it to be no more than a threadbare, filthy rag.
But I must not be cynical. I am glad you have seen the light, David. The only thing is, I remain unconvinced about the strength of your ‘conversion’. To prove yourself the heir of Thatcher, there are a few things to which you must commit. For starters, commit yourself to a low tax economy, and to the building of more grammar schools. Do that first, and I will begin to take you seriously.