Gordon Brown has been criticised for not taking women seriously in the past, but a new poll suggests that he might want to pay them a bit more attention. A new gender gap appears to be splitting the electorate as women become increasingly convinced that the Tories will deliver better public services after 2010.So what does Brown do?
Brown will, for the first time, admit that the need to halve the deficit within four years cannot simply be achieved by higher growth, efficiencies and asset sales. He will say his aim in restraining spending is to protect the vulnerable, and seek to draw a distinction between Labour and the Conservatives over the timing and scale of the necessary spending constraints.Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
The speech's precise wording in referring to cuts was still being worked on last night.
In a sign of the strain on spending, Labour will not go ahead with a promised extension of maternity pay from nine months to a year due to the cost.
He really is a stunning liability, isn’t he? No wonder Harman is sharpening her claws…
Al Jahom puts the boot in too.