We might not know who will win on May 7, but after David Cameron’s Leeds visit, here’s five thing we do now know.
1. George Osborne has a bulbous nose.
The Prime Minister was shown the work of Yorkshire Post sketch artist Graeme Bandeira and admitted some unavoidable truths: “Yes, George does have a bulbous nose, and I do have chubby cheeks”
2. The Prime Minister doesn’t shy away from difficult reminders
Despite the often harsh nature of newspaper cartoons, the PM can take the joke. “I have on my desk a picture from Brooks (in The Times) after I left my daughter in the pub in which Nancy is there saying ‘I can’t believe I left my dad running the country’,” he said.
3. He can’t fix the things you want him to.
Explaining the limit to his powers, Mr Cameron said: “I was getting a Costa Coffee in Leeds and someone asked me when i was going to sort out Leeds United. You have to explain sometimes that you can’t do everything.”
4. Getting out of the TV debates was “the right thing to do.”
Mr Cameron said the 2010 debates killed off the election, and he’s proud of how the debates this year were phased in. “The last campaign was just a series of debate practise, it feel like a proper campaign. I think I made the right choice.”
5. He knows when the tie needs to come off.
It was all business for David Cameron on a visit to The Yorkshire Post. But just 15 minutes later he was in front of an audience at 02 witht he tie off and the sleeves rolled up. And it worked. Mr Cameron got a genuinely warm reception from Q&A session which saw him ditch the robotic Long Term Economic Plan and