No real bad speeches so far, Cameron did well, Ken didn’t come over too smug, he came over pretty much as he wanted – blokeish and game to take on Gordon.
Basher Davis gave a piss-poor, boring fringe speech according to those who stayed awake for all of it – “I have a dream..” he began his speech. An opening Guido last heard at a student union hustings in the 80’s. Basher also got some coverage in the Sun today – coincidentally whilst meeting these two supporters.
Fox and Davis have it all to play for, its Basher’s to lose…
“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”