I actually watched it - it could have been written by Alistair Campbell. He is clearly aiming to pitch his standard right in the middle of the political centre ground. It was quite well judged, except for the extraordinary outburst directed at Corbyn.
It did feel quite Blairite. I guess we now know that the Tories have decided to steal the centre, rather than lurching to the right. Small mercies...
I mean it's not as if the man's any kind of threat, is he? It kind of undermined his message of tolerance and inclusivity.
Yeah, that seemed really badly judged.