He doesn't actually start speaking for another 15 minutes, min, but 'The World At One' and other sources reliably, proleptically inform me that amongst other things, Cameron is going to say words to the effect of 'There is light at the end of the tunnel, and my path leads there', and also that 'We can turn the ship around.' And that we don't need to pay off the Mastercard after all.
I'm a bit confused now, because not having a visual imagination I can't quite construct the metaphorical imagery being called for here. So, there's this tunnel we're in, right, with more than one path through it? And there's this light at the end of it? And it's wide enough to turn a ship around in? Oh well, I'm sure it'll all be clear by teatime. But, my credit card bill, £29.02 (Waterstones and Spotify, since you ask) is due in three days' time. Am I meant to pay it off, or not, or seek independent financial advice? Come on, Dave, help me.
Turning to far more important matters, today is the centenary of the birth of Brian O'Nolan, aka Flann O'Brien, aka Myles na Gcopaleen. I shall speedread 'The Third Policeman' this evening to mark the occasion. Here's Gerald Scarfe's cover illustration.