Well, this one will fun. Very good start by Gordon in response to Peter Tapsell pointing out he’d called for a cut in VAT and increased capital spending.
Cameron going on VAT. Nice soundbites, but very lightweight in content. An easy Gordon win so far.
Can I take some credit for the “Do Nothing” line again?
Update: Clegg quite good today. Sober and restrained. He’s much better like that than when he tries to do faux outrage.
Update 2 Thinking more about it, I think the Tories language is interesting today. The sunny optimism that Cameron embraced a couple of years ago is long gone. Now the country is apparently “Bankrupt”. This massively negative view of the British economy caries one very major risk. What if the economy gets moving again?
Summary: I agree with Adam Boulton that the VAT attack didn’t really cme off. I’m intrigued by how negative the Tory approach was. “We’re all doomed, doomed – and there’s not much anyone can do about it” seems to be the new Tory line. I’m not sure how effective that will be, no matter how strident their attacks on Labour are.
Just heard on Sky that I thought cameron did well. Not reallyl, to be honest! Good soundbites, but poor content. Still Nice to be mentioned…