• We hope that the cross party consensus remains on this issue. (13th November 2009, The Times)
• I have become increasingly frustrated by this tongue-tied consensus for a conflict (11 March 2010, The Economist)
• Our first priority should be to stabilise the Afghan Government and build up Afghan security forces, not to pull out before that is done. (13th November 2009, The Times)
• I just came to a very stark feeling that we either do this differently, and do it properly, or we do not do it at all (11 March 2010, The Economist)
Some meat for Brown and Cameron to get their teeth into during the TV debates?