Did I claim the Shadow Cabinet was full of big beasts? If anything, I said just the opposite in the penultimate paragraph when I stated: “opposition doesn’t produce big beasts, and it will be interesting to re-visit this a few years into a Cameron government.”

Blair had a Shadow Cabinet of unknowns in ’97 because they were all opposition politicians. My central point is that after 12 years in Government Labour have a remarkable weak Cabinet. I don’t think, as a Conservative, I’m throwing stones in a glass house saying that.