David Cameron
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What did we learn from the party conferences of the last three weeks? That you can't go green without adding yellow to the blue - thank you Mr Clegg. That Ed Miliband knows how to say one nation in an audacious way without notes. And that an under pressure David Cameron can stage a passionate counter attack proclaiming that HIS mission is to build an aspiration nation. Underlying all three weeks' business the understanding that sorting out the economy remains paramount. As MPs return to Westminster tomorrow some Conservatives are welcoming reports that the government's preparing to confirm that it will seek to opt out of a range of European crime, justice and policing measures. And all eyes will be on the Chief whip Andrew Mitchell as he continues in his post three weeks after his controversial outburst at the gates of Downing Street. Helping us look ahead to the resumption of business, the Telegraph's Benedict Brogan. First which, if any of the leaders, did he feel had the most to celebrate after their conferences?

This interview was broadcast on Sunday 14th October on BBC Radio 4's The Westminster Hour.

  • 14 Oct 2012