The Employment Minister embodies two reasons why the Government is still afloat – its jobs creation record and under-reported Ministerial loyalty.
But at least the Leader of the Opposition touched for a moment on the economy, and reminded us of dear old Oltep.
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The Prime Minister’s failure to talk about the dependence of the NHS on the economy is bizarre.
He banged their Eds against a brick wall, but please can we not have a whole election campaign that sounds like this?
Meanwhile the indefatigable Oltep bobbed up and down all over the Tory benches, and was hurled repeatedly at Labour.
But Sir Peter Tapsell showed, by warning about Greece and Russia, that it is possible to rise above parochial concerns.
The Leader of the Opposition is so palpably the underdog that he might yet sweep to victory by attracting the sympathy vote.
Stick with OLTEP to create jobs and cut the deficit further, the Chancellor urges.
Although Cameron and the Chancellor expected the deficit to be far smaller by now, they still have a credible strategy for dealing with it.
Now it’s France and Germany whose economies are in trouble, not just the Southern nations.
His policies are changing lives for the better.
Tories should not wish to be the party which proposes greater planning and regimentation as the answer to difficult questions.
My generation believes in self-reliance and is sceptical of the big state. We must not miss this chance to win them over.