Definitely no shrinking violet, Lord Stuart Rose has launched the unfortunately named BSE (Britain Stronger in Europe) campaign in London with a speech at a former brewery in east London.
At 45 minutes long and delivered at the gallop this Chancellor’s Autumn Statement was more political theatre than statement.
David Cameron’s leader’s conference speech in Birmingham managed to mention the deficit and a lot more beside as he played to the Tory gallery and set out objectives for securing a better future.
A lengthy 900 word speech by European Commission President Barroso had his dutiful audience at Humboldt University, Berlin glued to their seats for 75 minutes or so as he continued to outline the State of the Union.
A plagiarism charge levelled at aspiring US Presidential election candidate Rand Paul has more to do with scoring cheap political points than a serious insight into the practice of plagiarism. There’s no speech plagiarism charge to answer here.