Now here is a rarity, TB is in complete agreement with Barry and his crew:
RW: He had a strong impression, a strong reaction, to both Cameron and Brown.It was right at the end of his foreign trip. And he was really taken with Cameron. He and his aides thought that he had energy and verve, a dynamism that suggested he was a good candidate – remember this was a candidate at the time, not a president. And there was bonding that took place which you might not expect of two people at the opposite ends of the political spectrum.
SM: And what did he say of Brown?
RW: Brown, on the other hand, really they found very lacklustre. They thought that his mood and his dourness – they found the experience faintly depressing, actually. A sort of end-of-regime feel about the whole thing.
The news has emerged via
Andrew Sparrowwho was reporting on Richard Wolffe's new book Renegade. Wolffe has considerably more access to the players than The New Statesman did last year when they reported this load of tripe that was jumped on by the left:
Funnily enough Labourlist and Liberal Conspiracy aren't yet reporting this new development.