To the last, the Prime Minister marshalled with tact his Lib Dem and Labour allies.
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While on the Labour front bench, Watson smiles the smile of a man who knows he will one day have to get rid of Corbyn.
The Prime Minister also baffled the Labour leader, and enjoyed the support of the Boadicea of Bishop Auckland.
The former PM also attacks Boris’s “day trip to Damascus”.
But the deeper doubts of millions of voters, including worries about how to keep the UK together, are not addressed by this trading of insults.
The contest is also posing acute problems for the Scottish National Party, which is attempting to face both ways.
The Chancellor, who was standing in for the PM, sounded stiff, over-prepared and ungenerous.
Meanwhile Corbyn dismayed his own side by going on for far too long and refusing to take any interventions.
These futuristic gadgets can help fill a Queen’s Speech, but in real life, drivers will want to stay in control – at least for the time being.
By being the Free Spirit who defies Establishment Man, the former Mayor of London has today stolen the show.
He used to be a Conservative MP, was destroyed by the cash-for-questions affair, but has risen, quite unexpectedly, from the political grave.
The Prime Minister managed, without sounding feeble, to admit that he is fallible.
David Cameron used the charge of anti-semitism as a moral club with which to bludgeon Jeremy Corbyn.
But the Conservative candidate for Mayor London has performed the valuable function of clarifying what can and can’t be said.
Some on the Right hate and despise her. But her admirers outnumber her detractors. Even if they do not agree with her opinions, they like the way she fights her corner.