I'm not a regular vistor the the Tangled Web blog. It describes me today as "chief online propagandist for the Cameron project". I suspect that would provoke a few belly laughs inside CCHQ. A commenter on the same blog portrays me as "a hideously Cameroonite Tory". This begs the question as to whether these people actually have ever read my blog.
I hope that my praise of aspects of the Cameron project are balanced by a reasoned criticism. Anyone who knows me, and reads this blog regularly, ought to know what my politics are, but for the new readers among you - and there seem to be a growing number - I should explain that I am a liberal Conservative on both economic and social issues. I'm a Thatcherite who recognises that we have to adapt Thatcherism to modern circumstances. I do indeed support David Cameron in what he is trying to do in modernising the party and our policy platform, but I am not an uncritical supporter. Frankly, no one would bother reading a blog like this if they thought all I did was regurgitate Tory propaganda. Of course I can be party political; this is, after all, a Conservative blog. Most readers are able to differentiate between commentary and partisanship.
The post below, where I poke fun at the Norfolk Blogger for his blindness to the ills of his own party was actually written with a tongue firmly placed in my cheek. He writes a LibDem blog, I write a Tory blog. We're not impartial news services. No one should be at all surprised if we do not cover issues which are maybe slightly embarrassing for our own parties. Why on earth would we? And neither of us should apologise to anyone for not doing so.