That’s certainly is the view of Peter Oborne in today’s Mail:
"The Conservative Party really is in a very grave crisis indeed, and that crisis is about much more than the temporary difficulties facing David Cameron and the small group of modernisers who advise him. It concerns the future of the Conservative Party itself. Gordon Brown, who is an accomplished and highly intelligent strategist, understands this extremely well. That is why almost everything he has sought to do since entering Downing Street five weeks ago has been designed to entrench the Labour Party in the centre, in some ways even the centre-Right, of British politics."
I’m currently in Canada and the Conservatives here are marvelling at Brown’s repositions on dentetion without trial, casinos and cannabis.