David Cameron’s first conference speech as Tory leader held few surprises. It was light on policy, with no mention of Europe, immigration or the Middle East. He was, however, full of praise for several of the Blair government’s achievements, pledging to uphold those labour-instigated measures that worked. Indeed, last night some senior politicians compared his performance to early Blair conference addresses (his pitch to his party that it has to come to terms with new realities). His “best is yet to come” punchline did come suspiciously close to Labour’s 1997 “things can only get better” handle.

Click here to watch Tony Blair and David Cameron, skilfully edited on Time Trumpet, singing David Bowie’s Changes.