Yes – it had the usual Gordon shopping list of Labour’s achievements – but he did more than ever to inspire the troops after a lacklustre few days.
And there were big commitments on free personal care – on pensions and on health spending.
But where were the cuts?? Nowhere to be seen.
Gordon told his audience to have dreams – but the Tories in Manchester next week will accuse him of living in a fairytale world.
Battle lines are being drawn – Labour will keep spending to shore up its core vote – but will the middle classes like it – it probably means higher taxes for longer and for certain.
Back to London for me and I will be blogging again from Manchester next week.