Tory leader David Cameron, at his conference speech today, daring Gordon Brown to call an early election. Here's the transcript. Money quote:

What do I believe? I am by nature an optimist. I think if we give people more power and control over their lives, I think they'll take the right decisions, they will grow stronger and society will grow stronger too. I don't believe in an ever larger state doing more and more, I believe in trying to make people do more themselves for their families and with society as well.

People want to know are you really up for it? Do you have what it takes? Are you tough enough and strong enough to make those decisions? And I answer unreservedly: yes.

One of the brightest young Tory scribes, James Forsyth, comments here.

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