Anyone listening to Grant Shapps on LBC this afternoon will have noticed he was given a fairly easy ride from a number of the callers phoning-in. Rather than the typical angry voter with an axe to grind, the Tory chairman faced questions of a more old-fashioned, deferential nature.
Tony, from Parsons Green, appeared to want Labour to be put straight on the NHS. He had his doubts whether the Tories really were keen on dismantling the treasured institution, as Ed Miliband would have us believe. How, asked Tony, were Labour getting their sums so wrong?
Then came Sam, in Nottingham. ‘What are the Conservative party doing to cut the amount of tax I’ll pay and help me move towards home ownership?,’ he wondered. And when asked by the presenter whether Grant Shapps’s answer was reassuring, he said it had been, before going on to say that he was worried at the frightful prospect of a Labour government.