Have just read this post over at Iain Dale's and I have to say I don't agree with all of it. What I do agree with is the point Iain makes about some people on the Left who think anyone who is not white and a Tory has somehow sold out. It's pretty regressive and largely depressing that the politics of race can be reduced down to such low levels.
However, where I disagree with Iain is the general theme that Ray Lewis is a victim of the media mob and that is a sad state of affairs. It is not a sad state of affairs but is what the 24/7 news world has created today.
When the Tories were last in a position of significant power the level of scrutiny was very different. We see this sort of thing happen to Labour politicians all the time, do we complain? Of course not, we join in because it is the other side. Ray Lewis, and any Tory politician for that matter should expect the same.
The way I see it, what is good for the goose is good for the gander. What makes this more interesting I think is that Iain has also posted about a Comment is Free article noting the difference between right and left wing blogs. The general thrust of the CiF piece is that right wing blogs are successful because they are in opposition, and that things will change when they are not.
I don't think that is necessarily the case. It certainly isn't for me. When the Tories are back in Government, and it will happen one day, if this site is still going I will continue to pour over Hansard, submit FoI's and generally moan about "the Government".