Had recorded on Friday for this morning’s GMTV program with Steve Richards. Having woken up early, I actually watched myself – which is something I do not usually do.
We ranged over local elections, the Liberal Democrats’ right to the environmental crown, Ming’s leadership and how to hold seats won against Labour at the same time as holding on and gaining when Tories are the opponents. All handled OK I thought – though why is it always after an interview that one thinks of the best things to say – the most succinct, the wittiest or whatever? In this case, I forgot to mention that in a seat like Hornsey & Wood Green, ex Labour voters who switched to me because of Iraq or PPP or tuition fees (the list is a long one!) would have no reason to suppose that Brown would be different to Blair. It was, after all, Brown who signed all the cheques and is the architect of PFI and PPP. Labour’s record over the last decade is his record too.