Peter Hoskin

And so to Brown...

And so to Brown...
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Haven't we been here before?  Investment versus cuts, I mean.  Because that appears to be the main message of Labour's press conference this moring.  Gordon Brown set about the Tories' Big Society, claiming that it "means big cuts in public services".  Hm.

It's certainly a punchier, if similar, message to the "agenda of abandonment" one that Labour roadtested last week.  But will voters listen?  Well, amid all the excitement about Clegg and the Lib Dems, it's easy to forget that Labour are now polling third – with a vote share which recalls the days of Michael Foot's leadership.  They seem to be in a pretty desperate position themselves.

This may suit Labour, so far as the chances of a hung parliament are concerned.  But it's hardly a ringing public endorsement of their campaign so far.

P.S. There's a very strange, not-quite-tabloid-style website to accompany Labour's press conference this morning.  It envisions what life might be like under a Cameron government.  Pity we already know what life is like under a Brown government...