Not a single new policy outlined and the Tories under Cameron have risen 4-5% in the opinion polls. Are there really people out there who change from Labour to Tory just on image? It is so silly I find it hard to believe.
Cameron is talking like a Social Democrat and apeing Blair in image but not action. Underneath this veneer his policies are right wing. Lets hear the policy changes Mr Cameron? There is an awful lot to change in the Conservative Party and you haven't even made a start. Blair didn't just change the image of the Labour Party, he changed the policies. Blair was the son of a Conservative and although he was a Social Democrat, he recognised where Labour needed to change. Cameron is a right winger through and through and you couldn't get a more Conservative background than his.
It is at least something that the Tories have been forced to ape Social Democrat language. The Tories and their press friends have threw everything and the kitchen sink at Labour in the last few years. They have distorted and sensationalised every negative aspect that they could find about Labour and been relentless in pushing the Tories' nasty rhetoric on immigration and cutting public services. They failed to do anything but solidify their core vote at around 18% of the electorate. For the first time more people rejected their racist, negative agenda.
The Tories have now finally realised they need to change image, but they are a long way away from changing their policies. Cameron could be their Kinnock but he certainly hasn't got the will to force real change on his party like Blair did.
It is worth reminding ourself just how nasty the last Tory election campaign was. Just remember the insiduously racist Tory posters 'Are you thinking what we are thinking?' and remember that Cameron wrote the manifesto and was an advisor in the campaign.
Even worse are the new Libertarians or anti-social bastards, as George Monbiot rightly describes them. These people talk about rights but all they are interested in is the freedom that money brings. If you have no money, tough shit! These people are dangerous because they state that their ideas are based on higher principles that cannot be questioned. Don't believe them or the Tories. If they can't justify their principles with evidence, they are talking rubbish.