Prime Minister's Questions, Cameron knockout
Just watching PMQs. Cameron ran rings around Blair over the Education Bill, gathering a shopping list of items from the White Paper which remain in order to put off Labour rebels from supporting it. He then made the PM even more uncomfortable by probing him as to his position as PM if he was governing with Tory support. This tactic is working brilliantly and the more DC pushes it the less likely Blair is to get the support from his own party which he needs. What's more, Cameron appears statesmanlike, as if he's doing the right thing, Blair looks like he's politicking. All he could do was squirm and his normal routine of reeling off statistics suggesting Government benevolence fell truly flat. The body language of the Labour front bench - in particular of surly Gordon Brown frowing, snarling and raising his eyes to the sky - was classic. They are worried, they feel exposed and they feel unsure. The perfect time for a Tory resurgence.
UPDATE: Blair now stuttering and mumbling. Is he rattled?