London speakers are everywhere in Manchester this week. Mayor, Boris Johnson, and the would-be Mayor, Zac Goldsmith, have both spoken at the Tory Conference in Manchester.
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 stormy Cameron speech on the world economy by the Prime Minister alluded to more stormy economic times ahead. So, we have it all to look forward to.
A Caroline Spelman speech at London’s Guildhall failed to live up to expectations with a script rich in jargon and new-speak but weak in delivery. That might well be the price you pay to hear the Environment Secretary. But it’s not a great experience.
This Cardiff conference speech by George Osborne at his Party’s Spring conference in Cardiff set out the achievements of the Coalition government and the economic task ahead.