The woman who I am obliged to call “Crazy” Janet Daley is making sense:
So what must we conclude? That, if anything, he [the prime minister] may be too facile with language and arguments? That, like a very bright but vaguely lazy student, he can pull out a gifted verbal performance when it is absolutely necessary – when his political life depends on it – only to slip back into haphazard sloppiness when the crisis is past? That the party leadership is talented but fundamentally unserious?
Yes, yes, and yes, but so late! Checking back, I started calling him “Dave from PR” in May, 2006.