Just one more time... By all accounts, and Nigel also has a good take on it here, The Grauniad put a rather simplistic spin on the speech, to the extent that I'm not sure the quote I fixed on is really indicative of the general argument at all. Which happily allows me to regain my faith in John Denham.
My generalised moan about the way the party tends to communicate its message to supporters stands though. I don't think I fall into the camp of people for who symbolism and rhetoric, and misty-eyed appeals to TIGMOO, always trump actual results. I also like to think I know a bit about communication myself. So if the language and positioning adopted is making someone like me a bit apathetic then we have a problem.