From Jon Ashworth Labour General Election Campaign Deputy
Did you see David Cameron last night? He was in the same studio with Ed Miliband, at the same time, with the same audience — but he wouldn’t debate him head-to-head.
We soon found out why. He wouldn’t answer for his failed record. On zero-hours contracts (he couldn’t live on one), on foodbanks (apparently use is soaring because of better advertising) and on the NHS (where he was taken apart by an audience member), the Prime Minister couldn’t answer for his failures.
After last night, the Tories know they have a battle on their hands. Everyone that watched saw a Prime Minister arguing that this is as good as it gets, and a Leader of the Opposition who is hungry for the change that everyone (except millionaires, obviously) want to see.
Now it’s down to us to back Ed Miliband up.