It looks like the Conservatives are making a concerted effort to capture the vacant middle ground. Osbournes speech was pretty good as well, and the thieving of the infrastructure commission idea (plus Lord Adonis) was a smart move.
Definitely. Don't know about the quality of his speech though - the bits I saw, presumably the highlights, sounded pretty clunky to me - all about reaching out, begging bowls, and building. He has all the arrogance of the typical tory with none of the sleazy charm. Of course I'm biased, but it's folk like me that he needs to appeal to, and he's never looked or sounded convincing to me.