It's common knowledge that David Cameron is passionate, because he's told us so. but it's a passion for finding opportunities to attack and undermine the government without regard to the guts of the issues involved...and that's it! passion but no compassion, and that's Cameron's problem.
One of his soulless advisers could tell him to tick the compassion box then he'll have his PR arrange some compassionate photos for the media, and everything will back on track, but that's not how it works.
Passion is the stuff of gesture politics, and compassion is the stuff of conviction politics,
The kind of Conviction politicians this writer is talking about are the noblest figures in parliament, and you can identify them because they are the ones who have no wealth and make the most personal sacrifices.
Leaving the REPEAL OF THE FOX HUNTING ACT to a free vote is the act of expediency by a professional politician, and nothing to do with conviction.
The Fox Hunting Act is possibly the one opportunity David Cameron has to prove he is a conviction politician, because NOT repealing the act would mean Cameron rejecting his own class,possibly the greatest sacrifice a person of his social standing could make, and the people might be so overwhelmed,they might even overlook his huge personal wealth,unless the press encourage them not to.