Not only did the PM’s speech go down a storm with his Tory colleagues, but it appears also to be winning plaudits from the left-wing twitterati:
I'm not going to join the Tories. But it may take me a while to come up with a coherent reason why.
— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) October 7, 2015
And that's what the left (me included) has to learn from. Radical policies. Moderate, commonsense, language. https://t.co/B4W8C7f6Jt
— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) October 7, 2015
We've got to get away from the sterile lock-em-up or let-em-out debate, and get smart about this, says David Cameron. Yes.
— Frances Crook (@francescrook) October 7, 2015
I think that's the best conference speech I've heard Cameron give in his ten years as Conservative leader
— Michael Crick (@MichaelLCrick) October 7, 2015
I have to say this is the Cameron I actually remember from 2005. Not always on view in govt.
— Gaby Hinsliff (@gabyhinsliff) October 7, 2015
This is one of the most liberal speeches Cameron has given. He's got a full mandate for modernisation now. #cpc15
— George Eaton (@georgeeaton) October 7, 2015
Labour's gigantic problem: why did I, from a Liverpool comp, who voted for Blair & never voted Tory, agree nearly every word of PM's speech?
— Jane Merrick (@janemerrick23) October 7, 2015
Whisper it softly… but Cameron's speech is really good.
— Jeremy Cliffe (@JeremyCliffe) October 7, 2015
Why don’t they just join the Tories?