The left-leaning editors of Newsnight must be kicking themselves this morning. His interview last week was meant to see Cameron being giving a damn good kicking by a bevvy of presenters including attack-dog Michael Crick, suavve Mark Urban and brainbox Stephanie Flanders. They chose some tricky subjects and some very complex questions - including some very personal ones about Ms Flander's private life.
Instead of crumbling under pressure, Cameron gave a very strong performance. He was calm, intelligent and very coherent. Even when the presenters wanted to debase some very serious issues I felt that Cameron took everything in his stride. The real plus side was the wonderful coverage he has recieved today, especially regarding his immigration statements.
This extended interview could have been a real blow if Cameron had wobbled - but he didn't. He has come out of it looking like he really does have a handle on politics at the moment. Autumn election looking less likely now, I'd say.