[quote="Hiking Fox"]BTW, I'm told that when Cameron speaks, he sounds exactly like Baldrick off Blackadder trying to explain a "cunning plan". Can anyone confirm this?
I hadn't noticed this.
I've only watched his "I'm your boss now and all your base belong to me" speech.
It wasn't delivered with Maggie Thatcher's nod to St. Francis of Assisi ("Where there is harmony, may we bring discord, where there is truth, may we bring error, where there is faith may we bring doubt, and where there is hope, may we bring despair" or something like that) but it was scary how he used some of the exact same phrases about entitlements and obligations.
For what it's worth though, he appeared a confident, relaxed and self-assured speaker who spoke without notes, despite it being his first (and important) speech as PM delivered at short notice. In fact for five minutes he spoke without rambling, repeating or deviating and only pissmonouncing one word. If he sounds like Baldrick normally, he didn't then. Did Eton proud. These institutions get a slagging for all the fagging and drunken rampages in £1200 dinner suits, but they do produce convincing bullshitters.
It was interesting to contrast with his predecessor who needed ten pages of notes, constantly referred to and fondled, to basically say in a string of cliches that he had been promoted to his level of incompetence and that he was off. All delivered with as much conviction as a second hand car dealer trying to flog you a Toyota with a dodgy pedal. Not to mention the Nursemaid's elbow he almost gave his son when making a set piece of dragging him and the rest of the family out of Downing Street.