So, given that the Tories have undergone a Damascene conversion about the census they previously described as "invasive, intrusive and unsuitable", can all those fuckers who witter on about the Tories being the only hope for libertarian people to achieve libertarian goals please go and fuck themselves now? And then shut up?
iDave talked a reasonable talk before the election, even though he made it absolutely clear he wasn't a libertarian. For all the bollocks spouted about rolling back the state and ending the war on the motorist and all the other fluffy, cuddly things he said before the election, he has turned out to be just as statist, nannying and bossy as Gordon Brown. He's just slightly more personable.
I've already lost count of the u-turns the Tories have performed, ostensibly to keep the Limp Dumbs happy, but in truth they were things that iDave didn't give a flying fuck about.
They are no different from New Labour. They have continued with all the shit things that Labour did. They are not applying swingeing cuts to the rampant juggernaut of state spending, they have merely closed the tap by a quarter of a turn. They have not killed off any of the spying, logging or bossing of the dumb proles. We still have unaccountable quangos that haven't been bonfired telling us simpletons how we need to live our lives. The medical nazis are still banging on, telling us how sinful we are. We are still drowned in red tape and pointless elfin safety.
There is no difference between any of the big three parties. It is just an accident of circumstance that iDave is not currently in the Labour Party or the LibDems. He is no different from Blair or Clegg or Purnell or Clarke. Agreeable, flexible, euro-centric, amoral, centrist ... they really are all the same.
So stop telling me the one hope for libertarianism is to go Tory and "influence them from the inside".
They are beyond redemption.