Last October in The Guardian I warned readers not to be fooled by the spin that David Cameron represented a new, 'moderate' face of conservatism. http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1598988,00.html
Behind Cameron's candidature were some of the Party's most hard-line neo-cons, such as George Osborne, Michael Gove and Ez Vaizey. All three are signatories to the principles of the Henry Jackson Society; all three were strong supporters of the illegal invasion of Iraq. Since becoming leader, Cameron has increased the neo-conservative influence within the party by appointing the arch-hawks William Hague and Liam Fox to head the Conservatives foreign policy team. The party's policy on Iran, Belarus and Venezuela is now even more hardline than Labour's and should serve as a warning to anyone who believes that a Conservative victory will end Britain's present catastrophic foreign policy orientation.
Here's Matthew Parris' excellent piece from today's Times on why there is nothing 'moderate' whatsoever about Dave.
ps: The prospect of a future Conservative government with an even more hawkish foreign policy stance than New Labour, does make some people happy........