The sad thing is that the Tories resemble so many 'pragmatists' in the Republican party. Instead of having a core set of beliefs, they're only focused on winning the next election. Margaret Thatcher, probably the finest PM, save perhaps Churchill, is eschewed by party leaders. On life issues, members are strikingly silent. This is what will happen in America if conservatives ever let go of our principles for liberty and freedom and only focus on winning elections.