Tory MP John Bercow says he is working for a "modern, progressive Conservative party" in a newspaper interview today. Read the whole article.
For nearly a year, Mr Bercow was his party's spokesman for international development. In public, he urged Mr Howard to match the spending commitment being made by the Government - to spend 0.7% of UK wealth on overseas aid.
Last September, Mr Howard sacked him from the post. Just shows that the Tories are neither modern nor progressive.