Monday 26 March.
Set your VCRs, Sky + boxes or HD recorders and witness Peter Hitchens (the real one) taking Dishy Dave and his new principles apart.
Robin Harris, director of the Conservative Research Department under Mrs. Thatcher, who gave Cameron his first job, says: "I think that David Cameron is an out-and-out opportunist ... I don't believe that David Cameron believes anything." He reveals that Cameron obtained his first job with the help of a phone call to Conservative Central Office from a Royal Equerry at the palace.And actually, it is all Iain Dale's fault.
It was not until September 2005, half-way through the leadership campaign, that Cameron began to push a modernizing agenda -and then only because he was facing defeat at the hands of David Davis.Iain, you will recall, was Davis' campaign manager. [UPDATE: Iain has commented that he wasn't Basher's campaign manager, Andrew Mitchell held that particular poisoned chalice. So perhaps it wasn't all Iain's fault. E&OE as always.]
Wonderful choice to get Peter to deconstruct the Tory revival - he'll illustrate the deep concerns within the party about the political direction that Cameron is taking. However, I still maintain that the Tories are now so desperate for power that they will put up with virtually anything as long as it might lead to a majority.