This is to be the new alignment of British politics. There will be a party of the status quo, with all the initial benefits that money and respectability and foreign respect can provide. And there will be a party of freedom, with all the less immediate but more solid benefits of truth and conviction and the Internet. But, as with the last great shift, this one can be hastened or delayed by local circumstances. Then it was events in the Liberal Party. Now it is the Tories who are important.