The performance was very good. He looked relaxed. The conversational style worked well on television. (I couldn’t get back to the Winter Gardens in time from a lunchtime fringe meeting I was chairing).
He certainly achieved balance – talking about more familiar and newer themes. I would have preferred one or two issues to stand out a little more. Crime, in particular but if the speech had one big theme it was David Cameron. He reminded the nation and the party that he’s a great communicator.
Gordon Brown must know that he’ll face an awesome opponent if he calls an election and, because of the last few days, a party that has vote-changing policies for the doorstep voter. I don’t believe that we’re ready to win an election but…
+ THE STRONG POLICIES OF THE LAST FEW DAYS
+ £10M WARCHEST FOR TOP TARGET SEATS
+ ON FORM DAVID CAMERON
+ MORE MESS-UPS FROM BROWN LIKE YESTERDAY’S IRAQ SPIN
= LOST LABOUR MAJORITY