"As Prime Minister it has fallen to me to say some hard things and to help our country face some hard truths."
David Cameron on why the Conservative Party is "for everyone".
The PM looked increasingly relieved as the minutes ticked by, with pledges of support intertwined with Borisisms.
The Mayor cleverly presented his record of governing London as an audition for one day running the country.
The law already provides a robust defence of those who used what they considered to be"reasonable force".
A successful fiscal union, as supported by Cameron, would force the party to choose between re-engagement and isolation.
Even mentioning Margaret Thatcher brought the Chancellor only desultory applause.
"In the face of the great economic challenges of our age we here resolve: we will press on and we shall overcome."
The Chancellor launched attack after attack on Labour, but where was the plan for growth?