My Conservative colleague Nicky Morgan (she's never met me but I guess we're on the same side) thinks us Tories "hate" too much:
The minister said that people are frustrated “with hearing politicians talk about who we hated - we're anti this, we're anti-that, we don't like them, we don't want them here, we don't want them doing this”.
“We never say actually we are on the side of these people, we want this to happen and we think this is great,” she added.
I thought for a few seconds about my sort of Conservatism - the right-wing sort that we're told Nicky is having a pop at - and concluded that my colleague both misunderstands and also spectacularly misses the point.
The truth is that we don't hate at all - it's what makes us so much better than the left. They love to judge, to condemn and, yes folks, to hate.
Nor are us right-wing Conservatives simply anti this or anti that. We're in favour of allowing ordinary people to go about their ordinary lives, living, loving and laughing without idiot, fussbucket politicians egging on interfering jobsworth bureaucrats to get in the way of that living, loving and laughing.
We're on the side of everyone who just wants to get on with their lives. That's the ones who aspire to wealth and success as well as the ones who want to coast along through their time just enjoying life. Which, if you think about it is nearly everyone.
There are a few we don't like. The ones who think they know better and who want to ram that knowing better down our throats. We're not keen on them.
And the ones who think everyone else owes them a living and that we should sacrifice living, loving and laughing to allow this to happen. Not fans of them either.
Then there are the ones who believe that only state-approved methods of living, loving and laughing should be allowed with everything else taxed to the hilt, controlled, regulated and often banned. We hate all that.
We don't want to fuss and bother over your choices and your lifestyle. We don't want to indulge in some sort of whiggish obsession with a mythical 'aspiring class'. We don't want more rules just to appease busybodies and fussbuckets.
Above all we want to say to you all that it's your life, go and live it. Enjoy it, make the most of it, do as many of the things you want to do. Throw parties. Drink. Smoke. Skydive. Ski. Set off fireworks. Build sandcastles. Eat fish and chips at the end of the pier. Sing. Dance. Write novels. Create new games. Embroider cushion covers. Climb mountains. Study beetles. A million and more ways to live a life.
And our job as politicians? It's to help you have the best chance to do all the things you'd like to do.