The Tories have been masterful is saying absolutely nothing on most major policy ideas. Instead we're left with dribs and drabs and sideways hints at what they will actually do once in power. On the Andrew Marr show today, Liam Fox (Tory shadow spokesman on defence) gave another little insight into the Tory world view when he described Afghanistan as "a broken 13th-century state". True enough, there is a long way to go in Afghanistan, but I'm not sure I want anyone near defence or international relations who is happy to condemn a troubled nation with such a snide, insidious off-the-cuff remark. Britain; you have been warned!