ConservativeHome understands that Shadow Defence Secretary Liam Fox has been ordered to tone down his neoconservative views and row in behind William Hague’s line on the war in Iraq and the threat posed by Iran. ~ConservativeHome

Nothing was more politically valuable to the beginning of Mr. Bush’s War than to have reliable British support, and nothing was more practically important for Blair’s participation in the war than the complete capitulation of the Opposition under Duncan-Smith to the invasion.  If the Tories begin siding with the British people and start opposing the war they should never have backed, they will be helping to hasten the day when it will become clear that our withdrawal from Iraq is the best option left to us.  Predictably, the NROniks are upset.