Given the circumstances, it had to be good, and my good it was good. At times it was superb.
He attacked just enough, and didn’t let Cameron off the hook on Inheritance or Corporation Tax, but where he was really excellent was on on values. He was superb on childcare (Babs I’ve been away, and will come back to you but I’m struggling at the moment with exhaustion so it’s not going to be tonight!) and the values behind the stats and has – I think – done plenty to undo the damage of yesterdays mistake.
Clegg wasn’t as good as he has been – or maybe he was as good as he had been, but hadn’t finessed his rhetorical flourishes enough to make them seem unscripted a third time.
Cameron was better than he has been, but seemed to get very cross when he was essentially exposed as a Tory.
I declare this a much needed win for Gordon. It was him at his very best.