So what does Mr Cameron do? Does he say that the "rich" must be punished for the failings of the Labour government that he hopes to replace? Or does he say that this partisan policy, which will raise relatively little money, is unfair and counter-productive, and will not be persisted with should he come to power after April next year?Heffer doesn't even toy with the idea that doing exactly what Gordon Brown wants might be unwise for the Conservatives. He thinks that ideological purity matters more than practicality. That might be forgiveable in a donkey-jacketed student activist, but it is pathetic and laughable for someone who wants to speak with any authority on politics.
Meanwhile our country desperately needs new leadership and that is what real Conservatives are focusing on.