"while Maggie was devoted to Denis and all but reified family life, she was first and foremost an ideological crusader. She did the lighter TV shows too, but only to feign some interests outside politics. Theresa May seems to be the opposite: We know her hobbies and interests but she’s yet to reveal what, if any, are her political beliefs."
This is quite a subtle reinforcement of an idea that I think merits more examination: the implication is that many of the things not-Tories propose in their manifestos are self-evidently right and desirable while simultaneously being almost laughably impossible. Many people genuinely think that Tom Baker is the only proper Doctor Who, but he's obviously not going to come back to the role on TV, and even if he tried it couldn't be the same. This is the basic perspective from which any announcement of any not-Tory policy is examined in our current media landscape - it applies to UKIP, Labour, Lib Dem and Green policies, and applied just as much when Labour were in government as when the Tories are. It poisons all political discourse, because no policy from any party gets examined on it's merits. Tory policies are just accepted as sensible and reasonable, even if sometimes there's a bit of handwringing about how they might damage the economy or kill people; not-Tory policies are laughed out of court before any other reaction. This is profoundly dangerous for democracy IMHO.