How did we rate Brown’s Marr performance?
So there we have it – Gordon Brown’s big interview on the Marr programme on BBC1 and what looks like the first round of the campaign.
I think a lot of work has gone on to to get him to this stage. He was much more fluid than usual and had some well-thought out sound-bites and arguments. He looked and sounded fairly confident.
Where he was at his weakest was when Marr challenged him on the big government spending figures and I wonder whether his responses will be unpicked.
He also looked uncomfortable when Marr asked whether he’d follow Cameron idea and have on issues like Afghanistan a war cabinet at which the main opposition party leaders would attend. That seemed to catch him by surprise and his response seemed far too partisan.
All told this was a good taster for the debates. He’s going to be tougher and more eloquent than many have been predicting.
A full recording should be available on BBC IPlayer later in the morning.