But is “fight-back” the right language to use?
In discussing this cartoon with Marf this after she made a point which I think is relevant – that this could be the wrong strategy for Labour. Are they building up Cameron?
Are ordinary electors going to perceive that Labour thinks that this is a losing battle and, in Marf’s words, are they” empowering Cameron as a political beast to be reckoned with”?
There’s something in that.
I do think we have to wait until the whole conference has run its course and got out of the system before we can judge where we are.