[That David Cameron is simply following in the Conservative tradition] is true in so far as the Conservative Party has been useless throughout most of history. Yes, Churchill was a Conservative, but so was Neville Chamberlain. Ditto, we can’t talk about the achievements of Lady Thatcher without noting the role of the Tories in letting things get that screwed up in the first place.
That's it, right there: why I'm right-wing(ish) but not a Tory. The Tories are bloody awful. I might add that we can’t talk about the achievements of Tony Blair without noting the role of Margaret Thatcher in overcentralising power in the first place.
desirable social ends can best be achieved by bringing together the very best brains in the public sector, setting them to work on a particular problem, then calling in an air strike.