How big a blow to Cameron is the Davies defection?
- Will the Tories have an uncomfortable final Blair PMQs?
However much Tories try to spin it the defection of Quentin Davies is a major coup for Gordon Brown on the eve of his arrival at Number 10. It also provides some great ammunition for Tony Blair for tomorrow’s final PMQs.
The Tory leader had no doubt planned to focus on Harriet Harman’s mixed messages over Iraq and this will spike his guns a bit.
Cameron will be furious and he has to be careful how he handles tomorrow’s confrontation. A loss of temper in public will not be good at this stage.
What he really must be hoping for is some further good polling news expected overnight with the June ICM survey for the Guardian. My understanding is that the fieldwork took place over the same period as today’s CR poll in the Indy and both pollsters follow broadly similar methodology.