But that line couldn’t disguise the fact that Cameron got the better of Brown. Cameron’s speed on his feet just makes him better in this setting. His response to the heckle that the business leader he was quoting was a Tory will look great on the news tonight: ‘Not a Tory but one of his [the PM’s] advisors. He’s probably a Tory now, so are half the country.’
As expected, Nick Clegg set about denouncing both parties. His line to the Labour bench, ‘You failed. It’s over, it’s time to go’ was particularly well-done, reinforcing the Lib Dems’ anti-Labour and anti-politics credentials.