Sir Menzies' victory on Trident marked a pivotal moment in his leadership. His success, secured after an 11th-hour personal appeal, follows criticism of his style of leadership.
Menzies' speech today will set these challenges for Gordon Brown:First, end the Labour Government's authoritarian attack on civil liberties; second, grasp the challenge posed by climate change; third, break open the poverty trap; fourth, trust the people and free them from the yoke of Whitehall; and fifth, Britain's foreign policy should not be set in Washington.
Today's speech sounds like a corker. This has been a very good weekend for Menzies.