This is not sycophancy. I genuinely believe that David Cameron's speech today on how we can adjust our economy to accommodate the necessary changes to meet the climate change challenge was an outstandingly good speech.
I'll just reproduce one small section, under the sub heading 'Scale of Change'.
We won't achieve this with half-measures or with a half baked attitude. We'll only get the big benefits of going green if we're really ambitious and really change the way we do things. What I'm talking about is one of the most radical technological social shifts for generations. I'm talking about reconfiguring our whole economy and overturning our whole hydrocarbon dependency.
I'm talking about completely changing the way we heat our homes, travel to work and produce our food. I'm talking about bringing into everyday use technologies that are still in laboratories and developing in laboratory technologies that haven't even been thought of yet. Of course, this won't happen overnight. But it won't happen at all without public and political will. That is the great challenge for our generation.
So happens I've been involved in an informal meeting this afternoon where this issue was under discussion - so its very much in my mind. So I go to bed feeling guilty - because I'm off to Manchester first thing in the morning, for onward flight to Edinburgh. So won't be at the keyboard til around midnight tomorrow.