Today may well prove to be quite an important one as the Conservative Party gears itself up to fight the next election. I've been attending a full day conference at Millbrook, near Milton Keynes, called 'Take Your Seat' which is mapping out the future of Conservative constituency campaigning.
Obviously I am not going to go into much detail here - in fact no detail at all - but I will say that for the first time I genuinely feel that those who.are devising the strategy actually understand what needs to be done and actually have the will, skills and money to do it. But it was made very clear that a bargain was being struck.
Those constituencies who support the strategy and buy into helping their candidates will be helped from the centre on a scale not seen before. Those who squabble or refuse to release resources to help their candidates won't be. Simple as that.
The great thing about today's event was the honesty of the speakers, who included David Cameron, Francis Maude, Don Porter, Stephen Gilbert, Gavin Barwell and Patrick McLoughlin. The whole event was chaired by Michael Ashcroft, the Deputy Chairman of the Party responsible for our target seats campaign.
We weren't spun lines. We heard about negative polling as well as the positive. I well remember that just before the last election we were told by the then Chairman that all the polls showed huge swings in the marginal seats. Those of us who were candidates in those seats didn't believe a word of it. It undermined all the other important messages we were being told at the same time. That has all gone. We're being treated as adults now and everyone today felt all the better for it.