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10 March 2010

Shock, horror: Cameron is a right-wing, traditional Tory

The Tory leader's friends reveal the truth in a sympathetic profile.

By James Macintyre

Ever since David Cameron became the leader of the Conservative Party, I have maintained that he is more right-wing than his projected hologram and that he would fail to take on his party in a way that would ensure him election victory.

As a result, my many critics in the jam-packed, rampant Tory blogosphere have sought to portray this as some sort of “Labour spin”.

Now, however, there’s proof, from many of Dave’s mates, in a Vanity Fair profile by a writer who describes the piece as an “appreciation”. Paul Waugh has the details, which include this statement from Cameron’s close ally Ed Vaizey:

He is, I believe, much more conservative by nature than he acts, or than he is forced to be by political exigency.

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Well, quite. Is the electorate recognising this at the eleventh hour? As you can see from Paul’s blog, Tory Central Office is not a little worried at the prospect.